SOM New Faculty Orientation

Welcome & New Faculty Orientation Overview

Welcome to the University of Virginia and the School of Medicine! We are thrilled to have you as a new colleague and and look forward to supporting you as you make distinctive contributions. A number of offices from across the Health System and University have come together to design a streamlined orientation and onboarding experience that will welcome you to academic medicine at UVa, connect you with Health System leaders, and assist you in completing a number of employment requirements. During NHO, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with leaders and colleagues
  • Have lunch with your mentor
  • Explore wellness resources
  • Discuss UVa and/or UPG benefits
  • Get Health System ID badge
  • Complete required HR paperwork
  • Meet with key Health System personnel


New Hire Orientation includes activities that begin with the signed offer letter through your first week of employment. As a new employee member, orientation is your first step in the onboarding process and is focused on four core components:

  • Compliance: To assist new employee in completing required employment paperwork and training;
  • Provisioning: To ensure new¬†employee have access (ID badge, parking, computer systems) and supplies for office, labs, etc.;
  • Education: To provide new employee relevant and timely information about UVa’s mission, vision, values, benefits, policies, resources, etc.; and
  • Connections: To connect new employee to mentors, colleagues, supervisors, Health System leaders, and new employee support resources.


Onboarding will help you develop as an engaged contributor and enable you to achieve organizational awareness and excellence. Over the course of your first year at UVa, onboarding programs will provide you with personal support and resources to help you integrate into your new position through:

  • Interpersonal network development;
  • Early career support; and
  • Strategy engagement and direction


Please contact us with any questions.