New Faculty Orientation

The University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) provides orientation for new faculty on two levels:

1. A monthly orientation for all new faculty that:

2. A quarterly New Faculty Onboarding that takes place 3-6 months following orientation. Now that the faculty member has had a chance to be acclimated to the UMMS environment for a few months, we provide an onboarding session to assist faculty with becoming more efficient in their new role. The morning includes presentations on mentoring and the transition to the new faculty role.  Other faculty share things they wished they knew when they started their career.  Senior mentors also join the participants for lunch so that the new faculty can start to build their own networks here.

If you have any questions regarding the differences between orientation and onboarding sessions, or when faculty should attend, please contact Laura Denton at


For some preliminary resources, please see the links below:

Promotions and Tenure: Strategies for Success video

Organizational Charts & Information

Additional Resources