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We'd like to officially welcome you to UMass Medical School. This blog is a great place to connect with other new employees and learn more about our culture and community. We will schedule some meetups and lunches during your first few months so you can connect with one another. We invite you to post questions and comments. You are encouraged to help answer questions for others as well. The transition into your new role should be as smooth as possible and we want to set you up for success.

Click here to visit our Onboard at UMMS website that offers a wealth of information during your first few months to help you get acclimated.

For instructions on how to post blog comments, click here.

Intranet Information

Posted On: 04/19/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Intranet

To learn more about UMMS and information specifically for employees, make your homepage the Intranet page. You will need to log in with your UMass login and password.

To learn more, click here.

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Preparing for your Performance Review Training

Posted On: 04/12/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Performance Review

Preparing for your Performance Review Training available now for employees.

This class will provide participants with valuable information and action steps to ensure productive and successful performance review meetings. Topics include:

  • Understanding the key elements of the UMMS Performance Appraisal Policy & Process
  • How to prepare for your review How to make the most of your review meeting
  • Steps to take after the review Making the most of your regular 1:1s with your manager throughout the year

To register, click here.

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New Preparing for Your Performance Review Training

Posted On: 03/28/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

BlogA new training is being offered to prepare employees for their Performance Review. To learn more, click here.

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Boutique Sale for Dress for Success

Posted On: 03/21/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Dress for Success

The Medical School is holding the 5th annual "Boutique Clothing Sale.” The proceeds to benefit the Dress for Success Organization. Join us for a shopping spree in the Old Medical School Lobby.

Shopping has never been easier and more affordable. Only $5.00 per item. Looks good and feels good! Cash donations are accepted and encouraged!

Date: Friday, March 23, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Medical School Lobby

To learn more, click here.

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Five UMass ALS Cellucci Fund supporters to run Boston Marathon

Posted On: 03/16/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Boston MarathonFive UMass ALS Cellucci Fund supporters to run Boston Marathon

Each member of the team is fundraising in honor of a loved one

Five people will represent the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund in the 2018 Boston Marathon to raise awareness of and funds for breakthrough amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research (ALS) underway at UMass Medical School. All of the runners have been personally touched by ALS. To read more, click here.

 

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Match Day

Posted On: 03/12/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

UMass Medical School readies for Match Day 2018

School of Medicine Class of 2018 will learn residency destinations at noon on Friday, March 16

Match DayAfter at least four years of undergraduate study and another four years of medical school , it will all come down to this for the School of Medicine Class of 2018 on Match Day: the envelope, please.

On Friday, March 16, at noon, graduating medical students will tear open their National Residency Match envelopes simultaneously to reveal where they will spend the next three to seven years as medical residents. UMass Medical School marks the importance of the event with a schoolwide celebration for family, friends, faculty and fellow students.

To read more, click here.

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Different Paths but a Common Experience

Posted On: 02/28/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

UMMS Human Resources is excited to launch the latest in its employee testimonial video series, "Different UMMS Paths but a Common Experience". Our new videos feature four UMMS employees who have very different jobs but who share a common view, they embrace the richness of backgrounds and ideas at UMMS

 Testimonial Video

Learn more about the experiences of working at UMMS from those who work here. Listen as these employees share their stories of working with a variety of colleagues and students and how having a diverse group of people to work with each day gives them a rewarding career experience.

To watch the videos, click on the links below:

Carla Diaz, UME Program Administrator in the Department of Medicine

Shawn Morrissey, Director of Financial Aid

Dr. Linda Long-Bellil, Assistant Professor at the Center for Health Policy & Research, Commonwealth Medicine

Peggy Louis, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, MassBiologics

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Clothing Collection for the 6th Annual Dress for Success Drive

Posted On: 02/14/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Dress for SuccessThe Professional Women’s Committee is proud to sponsor the 6th Annual Clothing Drive to benefit Dress for Success Worcester. This is an exciting fund raiser where we seek participation from everyone by donating clothes or shopping at our boutique.  Clothing collection will begin on Monday, February 26, and last through March 16th.  The donated clothing will then be sold in our Famous Clothing Boutique.

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Locations: Various work sites

To learn more, click here.

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2018 MLK Semester of Service Student Awards support community service initiatives

Posted On: 01/31/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

MLKStudent awards and Chancellor’s Awards will be presented at Jan. 22 Martin Luther King Day observance

Recipients of the 2018 MLK Semester of Service Student Awards at UMass Medical School will use the $500 awards to facilitate a student day of service to Worcester community organizations; maintain a STEM enrichment program for middle school students; and continue a program that assists young men of color who want to pursue careers in medicine.

To read more, click here.

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How to Bring Your Authentic Self to the Workplace

Posted On: 01/10/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Authentic Self

How to Bring your Authentic Self to the Workplace

In a professional work setting, many people feel that they have to hide aspects of themselves in order to fit in or to be taken seriously. People of diverse backgrounds can especially feel that they have to conceal aspects of themselves at work.

If we are a system that strives for diversity and inclusion of diverse perspectives how do we assess, explore and share our authentic self? During our dialogue, we will explore the concept of authentic self and how we bring our authentic self to the workplace. 

Location: South Street
Date: Friday, January 19th
Place: 4th Floor Amphitheater
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
RSVP Today

Location: Schrafft Center
Date: Friday, January 26th
Place: 7th Floor Conference Room
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
RSVP Today

Space is limited and RSVP required.
Please feel free to bring a friend and your lunch!
Call Devon Spicknall, the CWM CDC Coordinator, at X65314 with any questions In collaboration and support from the UMMS Diversity and Inclusion Office

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