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.

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New faculty orientation provides individuals at all levels with an overview of UMMS and to assist them in n beginning a successful career at UMMS.

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The Onboarding Mentor Program provides new faculty with guidance to the department and UMMS by matching them with an experienced faculty member.

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Additional resources and information are available in support of your professional responsibilities at UMMS and living in the Worcester area.

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