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UNMC medical student gaining field experience in Chase County PDF Print E-mail

There has been a new face around Chase County Community Hospital and Clinics the past two weeks.
Ed Powers, medical student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, has spent the last two weeks working in the hospital and clinics under the guidance of Dr. Jonathan Richman and Dr. Doug Nicholson. He will be at CCCH through June 7.
Powers grew up in Omaha and attended Creighton Prep High School. He completed his undergraduate work at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisc. and then was accepted to the UNMC program in Omaha. He has completed his first year of medical school.
When asked why he chose Chase County Community Hospital for his three-week intern experience he said, “I was looking for something outside of Omaha and the staff at UNMC recommended looking at western Nebraska. My dad was originally from Ogallala so I looked at participating hospitals and saw the CCCH was close to Ogallala. I have been happy with my choice. It’s been a good experience.”
Powers said that his second year will be mostly focused on academics followed by a third and fourth year of rotations, then on to three years of residency. During this time, a medical student is exposed to a variety of disciplines such as general practice, pediatrics and other specialties.
Powers’ family still lives in the Omaha area. His father is a lawyer and his mother is a nurse but left the profession to focus on raising the family. She now spends time working at a preschool as a teacher’s aide.
He has one sister studying law at Creighton University, another sister who attend Iowa State and is on the soccer team and one brother who has completed his freshmen year at the University of Nebraska.
As Powers looks to the future, he is considering several different areas of practice, including pediatrics. Powers said he will most likely look at an urban area in which to practice once he has completed medical school.