Welcome Packet 2015

December 2014


Dear House Officer and Family,

Welcome to Omaha!  We hope that this information packet will help you in your transition to the residency or fellowship years, particularly if you are new to the area.

Included in this welcome packet is information about our group.  We are called Married to Medicine, formally known as House Officers’ Association Alliance (HOAA).  Our group exists to provide support and friendship to the spouses and families of UNMC residents, fellows and medical students.  We also partner with spouses and families of Creighton University residents and fellows to provide broadened support to the medical community as a whole.

We understand that these years of continued medical training can be challenging, but with a good support network they can also be very rewarding. We are here to help make this a time to enjoy and flourish rather than merely survive.

HOAA sponsors several events and special-interest groups for the partners, spouses, and children of house officers throughout the year.  These include a monthly event, book club, children’s playgroup, and volunteer opportunities, among others.  We invite you to let us be your family away from family, your friends in a new place, and your support system.  We all understand what you are going through and are here for mutual support.

We hope that you will take advantage of all that HOAA has to offer.  Included in this folder is a membership application for our 2015-2016 year.  Please note that this is an organization for spouses of the residents, not the residents.  Annual dues are $35.00 or $45.00 if you participate in playgroup.  These dues pay for themselves in just a few events.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions about our organization, life in Omaha, the training years, or any other questions you may have.  I wish you the very best in your upcoming years here and I look forward to meeting you.


Sarah Talmadge

HOAA President, 2015-2016

Spouse of Jason Talmadge, MD, 2nd year Otolaryngology Resident

Contact us info@omahahoaa.com

We are also on Facebook: HOAA

HOAA 2015-16 WelcomePacket