Harvard Medical School Resources

HMS Office for Faculty Affairs
Responsible for the promotions and appointments processes at HMS and HSDM, works with committees that address faculty concerns, and serves as a resource for issues related to promotion and career development

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Harvard Catalyst Pogram on Faculty Development & Diversity Inclusion
Programs around the recruitment and retention of a diverse clinical and translational workforce are a top priority throughout Harvard Catalyst governance, programming, training, and resource allocation.

CV Harvard Medical School CV Template for Mentoring (2011 version) 
Dr. Maureen Connelly, Dean for Faculty Affairs at HMS, has provided a template for the HMS CV highlighting the sections where specific mentoring accomplishments should be placed. The template includes mentoring courses, awards, grants, or publications on mentorship, among others. (The HMS CV website has full instructions on building your CV, including how mentees and trainees should be noted.)

How to Write a Promotion Letter
The HMS Office for Faculty Affairs offers several templates and tools for letter‐writing.

How to Write a Letter of Recommendation
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s publication “Writing a Letter of Recommendation” is a useful guidebook for mentors who often need to compose recommendation letters for mentees.

HMS Office for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Partnership
Provides support for issues around diversity and underrepresented minorities at Harvard Medical School. View the HMS Faculty Development Calendar.

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Ombuds Office at Harvard Medical School
Provides a safe and confidential place to talk privately about any issues commonly involving career management, research issues, workplace conflicts, harassment, or discrimination. Email Ombudsperson: Melissa Broderick.

Joint Committee on the Status of Women
A standing committee of the Faculty of Medicine, established in 1973, representing a constituency of women faculty and staff both of both Medical and Dental Schools, as well as the faculty of the affiliated hospitals and institutions. The mission of the Committee is to facilitate and enhance the contribution of women faculty and staff at HMS and HSDM by expanding and improving opportunities for leadership and advancement.