House Staff

House Staff Information and Resources

As a member of our house staff, you play a key role in the School of Medicine and the CHI Health Academic Health System. We want to make sure you have a great experience during your time with us in Omaha.

Explore the resources available for you to maximize your education – and your life.

 

House Staff Activities

The House Staff Council, Creighton University Medical Center, and many of the residency and fellowship programs plan special events each year.

House Staff Coffee Bar: A monthly opportunity for residents and fellows to meet with CHI leadership to discuss topics of interest or concerns in an informal setting.

Residents’ Night Out: A fun night out to destress by catching a Creighton Bluejays basketball game or other activity we choose! 

Doctor’s Day: We celebrate Doctor’s Day every year at the end of March with a day of festivities, including food, games, contests and prizes. The House Staff are included in these activities.

Food Drive: During each holiday season, Creighton University Medical Center holds a food drive that benefits the Siena/Francis House homeless shelter. For the last several years the house staff have participated in challenges among training programs or between the house staff and the hospital medical staff. The friendly rivalry to “win” the challenges have resulted in an increasing amount of food donations to the shelter each year - sometimes more than 34,000 pounds of food!

House Staff Council

The House Staff Council serves as a forum for representatives from each training program to meet with the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME), GME administrative staff, and CUMC hospital representatives to discuss issues that concern the members of the house staff. The council members meet monthly.

All of the house staff elect a House Staff President annually – this person serves as a liaison for the house staff with the hospital and medical school. The president may be contacted through the Graduate Medical Education Office at 402.280.4675.

House Staff Mission

House Staff Mission Statement: We are committed to becoming “a man or woman for others” who promotes justice, is a skilled clinician and who demonstrates an extraordinary compassion and commitment to the service of others.

Commitments of House Staff Physicians

  1. We acknowledge our fundamental obligation as physicians: to place our patients’ welfare uppermost; quality health care and patient safety will always be our prime objectives.
  2. We pledge our utmost effort to acquire the knowledge , clinical skills, attitudes and behaviors required to fulfill all objectives of the educational program and to achieve the competencies deemed appropriate for our chosen discipline.
  3. We embrace the professional values of honesty, compassion, integrity, and dependability.
  4. We will adhere to the highest standards of the medical profession and pledge to conduct ourselves accordingly in all of our interactions. We will demonstrate respect for all patients members of the health care team without regard to gender, race, national origin, religion, economic status, disability or sexual orientation.
  5. As physicians in training, we learn most from being involved in the direct care of patients and from the guidance of faculty and other members of the health care team. We understand the need for faculty to supervise all of our with patients.
  6. We accept our obligation to secure direct assistance from faculty or appropriately experienced house staff physicians whenever we are confronted with high-risk situations or with clinical decisions that exceed our confidence or skill to handle alone.
  7. We welcome candid and constructive feedback from faculty and all others who observe our performance, recognizing that objective assessments are indispensable guides to improving our skills as physicians.
  8. We also will provide candid and constructive feedback on the performance of our fellow house staff physicians, of students, and of faculty recognizing our life long obligation as physicians to participate in peer evaluation and quality improvement.
  9. We recognize the rapid pace of change in medical knowledge and the consequent need to prepare ourselves to maintain our expertise and competency throughout our professional lifetimes.
  10. In fulfilling our own obligations as professionals, we pledge to assist both medical students and fellow house staff physicians in meeting their professional obligations by serving as their teachers and role models.