Faculty Onboarding: Getting Started at UMMS

Welcome to the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS)! We are pleased that you have selected UMMS as a place to develop and expand your professional career. The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) Faculty Onboarding Program is designed to give new faculty a successful start to their careers at UMMS. The program consists of three parts:

  • Orientation: New Faculty Orientation is offered every three months and is designed to provide information and career guidance.
  • Mentoring: New faculty are matched with a more experienced Onboarding Mentor who will guide and introduce them to the institution.
  • Resources: Each new faculty member receives a Welcome Package of information about the institution and local area; additional information is available in the Getting Started at UMMS pages of our website.

Click on the tabs below for more information about the Faculty Onboarding Program.

Orientation Mentoring Resources

 To register for an upcoming orientation, please click on a date below.

Each will take place
in Room S2-310.

Tuesday, September 9
Tuesday, December 9
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Faculty Orientation

The purpose of the new faculty orientation is to provide new faculty at all levels with an overview of the institution and to assist them in beginning a successful career at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). The orientation will cover a core set of information that is essential for all faculty, as well as information tailored to specific needs for academic advancement and professional development. A key component of the orientation is the Individual Opportunity Plan (IOP), a self-assessment and career planning tool.


7:30–8:00 Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:00–8:45 Welcome and Overview of UMMS and the Clinical System
8:45–10:30 The Individual Opportunity Plan: A Tool for Faculty Success
10:30–11:00 Promotion & Tenure at UMMS and the Annual Performance Review
11:00–11:30 Changes in Health Care