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Welcome to Harvard Medical School! As a new employee to Harvard Medical School and the University, we want to help you acclimate to your new role and environment. This New Employee Portal was designed to help you on-board successfully and at your own pace. We recommend that you read all of the information provided to you. If you need any help, please feel free to contact your Recruiter and/or HR Coordinator. Click here for a list of contacts within the HMS Human Resources office.
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Julie M. Stanley
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hello, and welcome to Harvard Medical School. I am delighted that you have chosen to join our HMS community, whether it’s within the basic sciences, translational research, education or administration. We take pride in being part of a larger, thriving Harvard Longwood Campus consisting of talented individuals, and you will soon discover that HMS is a remarkable entity in its own right. The faculty, staff, and students of HMS and its affiliates are considered among the best and brightest in the world. This is evident in the pride, vision, and talent each individual brings to his or her position–administrative, academic, or otherwise–creating an environment that is diverse, innovative and collaborative. We are confident that as you develop professionally during your time here at HMS, the knowledge and contribution you achieve within your position will continue to enrich our vibrant community.
Photo by: Angela Alberti/Harvard Medical School
Introducing the new HMS Dean for Faculty of Medicine, George Q. Daley, who will assume leadership of HMS on January 1, 2017.
As you learn about your new environment, it will become apparent that those who work at HMS feel it is a special place. Click on the video below to hear about some of its unique qualities.
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Learn about Harvard Medical School, its history and accomplishments, Community Values, the School’s mission and Core Commitments, the Human Resources Virtual Front Desk, and find other helpful information.
Learn about the critical steps you will need to take before you start. These include completing your I-9, having a conversation with your hiring manager about first day details, learning how to commute to the area with maps, directions, and other resources, and learning when you’ll receive your first paycheck.
Read about the access you’ll need within your first day/week. This includes: getting your Harvard ID card, obtaining your HarvardKey and eCommons ID, setting up your Outlook email account, working with IT to set up your computer, reviewing the HMS Security Information info and reading important Harvard policies.