Welcome to PSOM!
We are happy to welcome you to the Perelman School of Medicine community. Please use this page as a resource to prepare for your new position at PSOM. Here you will find information on our PSOM Orientation program, attending our New Staff Networking & Resource Fairs, a live calendar feed of upcoming New Staff events and workshops, and access to many resources and perks available to PSOM employees.
Continue reading below to learn more about our PSOM New Staff Orientation Program.
Questions pertaining to the New Staff Orientation program should be directed to the Perelman School of Medicine, Office of Organization Effectiveness at (215) 573-0682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are delighted to have you join our community! Please visit our Transportation and Parking website to plan travel for your first day. You may also take a look at our University Map to see where key offices are located. We also recommend visiting Public Safety to learn about additional traveling best practices.
Our PSOM New Staff Orientation Program is a combination of online and in-person events and is designed to last three weeks. It is targeted to all new full-time employees and full-time internal transfers to PSOM, but anyone at PSOM is welcome to register for the program.
The online portion of orientation will automatically be assigned to all new full-time employees and full-time internal transfers through Workday Learning, our learning management system, as soon as your profile becomes active. The in-person networking sessions are scheduled quarterly and you will have the option to register in Workday Learning.
As a reminder, all new full-time employees and internal transfers will be automatically assigned the PSOM New Staff Orientation program in Workday Learning. A notification with your orientation assignment will be sent to your Penn email address. If PSOM Orientation is not available in your Workday learning plan and you have not received an email after your first week at PSOM, please email us at email@example.com.
Networking is one of the most important moves for career success. As such, the Perelman School of Medicine wants to make sure you begin your career at PSOM on the right foot. At these quarterly networking events, all hires new to PSOM will have a chance to meet important departments and begin their career network. This networking event is part of the Perelman School of Medicine New Staff Orientation program.
These sessions will provide new hires with:
- Networking opportunities with other new hires.
- Access to department representatives.
- Access to Penn resources and employee benefits.
- Raffle prize!
Who should attend:
- Anyone who has been working at PSOM for less than 1 year.
- Those looking to start their career network at PSOM.
- Those who want exposure to additional resources provided by Penn.
As part of Penn’s enhanced people-centered emphasis, Onboard@Penn provides reliable, efficient, responsive services for new hires and current Penn workers.
To learn more, please visit:
Onboard@Penn or contact the Penn Employee Solution Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 898-7372 or Schedule your in-person appointment with Onboard@Penn.
1. How do I get to PSOM?
Please visit our Transportation and Parking website to plan travel for your first day. You may also take a look at our University Map to see where key offices are located. We also recommend visiting Public Safety to learn about additional traveling best practices.
2. What other resources does PSOM offer faculty and staff?
In addition to great medical benefits, PSOM faculty and staff have access to numerous other "Penn Perks". For a detailed list of additional rewards and resources, please visit our Penn Perks page.
3. I've already attended orientation in person, do I need to take this one as well?
Great job! Attending Central HRs orientation is a great first step, as their orientation covers in more depth the medical benefits for full-time staff. However, this orientation is separate from our PSOM New Staff Orientation; and although it is not required of you, we strongly suggest you attend. Our orientation contains PSOM specific information that will help you understand the culture at PSOM as well as connect you with key departments that may be part of your job function. Additionally, orientation allows you to create and grow your network at PSOM.
4. You said PSOM orientation lasts 3 weeks. What is covered in each week?
Correct. In order to not overwhelm you with too much information, we decided to break up orientation into three weeks. Each week should align with where you are in your onboarding process. For example, your first week on the job is all about "housekeeping" items, i.e. Where do you update your directory listing? How do I get to Penn? Who is my service provider? etc.
See below to learn more about the structure of our PSOM orientation and what is covered in each week.