Registrar Services for Faculty

Update Your Contact Info

The Registrar’s Office must maintains current contact information for all faculty, including email address. HMS faculty should update their own contact information online and may refer to the self-service guide for instructions and links. Faculty teaching in Pathways or HST must update their information separately in Canvas, in addition to the universal update in MyCourses or eCommons.

Course Information

NOTICE TO FACULTY: At this time HMS has placed a moratorium on new course proposals for the remainder of the academic year. HMS is in the process of developing a new course proposal application system which will be implemented over the next several months; we look forward to welcoming new course proposals for the next academic year. Updates will be posted to here when new proposals can be again submitted. Thank you for your patience.

Create a New Course

HMS offers many elective courses to allow students a breadth of customizable options in addition to the set curriculum components of the MD program. Faculty members are welcome to propose new courses for consideration by submitting a request to the Registrar, as follows:

  1. Email your request to registrar@hms.harvard.edu and provide a proposed course title. 
  2. The Registrar’s Office will respond by email with a link to the Course Proposal Template and a temporary course number to be used when completing and submitting the template.
  3. Once the template has been submitted, the Registrar’s Office will assign the proposed course to a reviewer. After the review, the requestor will be contacted regarding course approval status.

To assist you in developing your course proposal: Criteria for Submission, Review & Approval

To assist you in mapping your course objectives:  MD Program Objectives