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Harvard Medical School (HMS) Resources

Harvard Medical School (HMS) has many academic resources available for use by BIDMC faculty.  These include:

Harvard Medical School Promotion Process for Full time and Part time faculty

In 2008, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine adopted new criteria for faculty promotion and appointment. These new criteria recognize the broad range of faculty activities that support the academic mission. By allowing the sum total of an each faculty member's contributions and achievements to be considered in the evaluation for promotion, these new criteria provide many different paths to academic advancement for our extraordinary faculty.

This website is designed to help you learn about the new criteria.  At this website you can:

  • Understand how the criteria for promotion have changed
  • Learn about using the new criteria to create a promotion profile
  • Understand how to choose an area of excellence
  • Create customized promotion criteria based on your personal profile
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions about the new promotion criteria
  • Download a PDF of the booklet about the new criteria
  • View a video/slide presentation about the new criteria


The CV, along with letters from internal and external referees and examples of scholarly work, provides the major evidence used during the evaluation of candidates for promotion. Therefore, accurate and complete reporting of contributions and achievements in the CV is essential.

Follow this link for information on HMS faculty promotion and appointment requirements.

Curriculum Vitae in Harvard Format

The HMS Curriculum Vitae for Academic Advancement website includes materials to assist you in preparing your CV. It has detailed instructions, including guidelines for preparing bibliography citations and a Microsoft Word based CV templates.

Follow this link to the HMS Curriculum Vitae website.

Teaching Opportunities at Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School offers a variety of teaching opportunities for qualified faculty members in the pre-clinical curriculum. Teaching roles vary by course.

Follow this link to access additional information on teaching roles in your specialty area.

If you are interested in teaching please contact the Course Director.  If you are not sure who the Course Director is please contact the Dean for Medical Education

Contact Information

Academic Careers and Faculty Development
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue, ES-200
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
617-667-9120
617-667-9122
acfd@bidmc.harvard.edu