University of Nebraska Medical Center

House Officer Wellness

House Officer Assistance Program

The House Officer Assistance Program is a cost free and confidential program committed to the health and wellbeing of all University of Nebraska Medical Center House Officers and their partners.

Services Offered

  • Short-term problem solving/coaching/mentoring services to assist in managing/resolving work/life related stressors
  • Confidential assessments with referral to appropriate resources if needed
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Psychological First Aid (PFA) for affected house officers when poor clinical outcomes occur

After-Hours Contact

Call 402-559-4000 and ask the operator to contact Susan Smith

Primary Contact

Susan Smith, RN, BS, CEAP

House Officer Assistance Program Manager


House Officer Wellness Lounge

In addition to the internal medicine residency lounge, residents can enjoy the institution's House Officer Wellness Lounge (HOWL). This is a shared house officer lounge that offers:

  • Food and drinks
  • Computers
  • Conference room
  • Treadmills
  • Yoga room
  • Lactation room
  • Meditation room
  • Showers
A seating area with a white cushioned chair and a framed picture
A room with a treadmill, an elliptical, and a bike machine
A conference room with six chairs surrounding a table and two display screens
Two students work at computers in a lounge