Harvard Medical School Resources

HMS Resources for Faculty

Harvard Medical School (HMS) has many academic resources available for use by BIDMC faculty. Read more about these resources below.

HMS 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.

The HMS Faculty of Medicine Handbook can help you learn about the new criteria for faculty promotions and appointments. Using this handbook, 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. 

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.

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.

Additional information on teaching roles in your specialty area can be found on the Harvard Medical School website.

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.

HMS Ombuds Office

The Harvard Ombuds Office offers self-help resources as well as interactive trainings. Topics include:

  • Best Practices for Authorship
  • Delivering Effective Feedback
  • How To Have a Difficult Conversation
  • Legal Referral Services
  • Managing Conflicts Effectively
  • Negotiation Skills

Harvard Catalyst: LearnResearch

Harvard Catalyst has created a searchable catalog of archived videos on its LearnResearch website. Watch videos about mentoring and other topics on LearnResearch.