COM New Faculty Survival Kit

The College of Medicine uniquely addresses the special health care needs of medically underserved communities and continues to produce a significant number of the nation's minority physicians.

Welcome to the College of Medicine
520 W Street NW 
Washington DC 20059

Founded in 1868, the College of Medicine takes pride in its long and illustrious history of training students to become competent and compassionate physicians who provide health care in medically underserved communities. While the College offers excellent research and research training opportunities, the major emphasis is on preparing students to deliver patient care in communities that have a shortage of physicians and public health professionals.

The College living alumni, more than 4,000, are a testimony that an excellent medical education can be obtained at Howard. Although opportunities for minority students have increased at other medical schools, the College uniquely addresses the special health care needs of medically underserved communities and continues to produce a significant number of the nation's minority physicians.

The College is a part of Howard University, a comprehensive research university. While the University community has traditionally been predominantly black, Howard has been an interracial and cosmopolitan institution throughout its history, with students, faculty and staff of all races and from many foreign nations. All must meet the high standards of excellence of Howard University, which has the largest concentration of black faculty and student scholars in the country.

In addition to the College of Medicine, the Howard University Health Sciences Center includes the Howard University Hospital; the College of Dentistry; the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences; the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library; and the Student Health Center.

Located in the nation's capital, the College can draw upon the immense medical resources of this area, including the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine.

Office of Talent Management 
2244 10th Street, NW, Suite# 422 
Washington, DC 20059 
(202) 806-1280

The Howard University Department of Employment welcomes you. We offer our webpage as a gateway to exploring job opportunities and resources, and to understand the hiring process. Our on-line application system allows you to review job opportunities and apply via this web page,

We thank you for considering Howard University as a career choice

Howard University People Soft ID/Employee ID

Howard University PeopleSoft Online Application can be found at:

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Howard University Email Account

Howard University is privileged to have available for the University community HUNet, the University’s Wide-Area Network. HUNet provides a 100 Mbps Ethernet connection to each workstation connected to the network.

As an employee of the University you may need access to some of the resources on HUNet. The Information System & Services (ISAS) Computer Access Request Form is used to request access to email and several other databases on the Mainframe.

To request an email account the applicant is required to complete the ISAS Computer Access Request Form(PDF)  

Once the form is completed it can then be faxed to the ISAS Help Desk along with a copy of the applicant’s Howard University ID or a memo from the Dean/Administrative Officer verifying the employment of the applicant. If you have any questions regarding this form the Help Desk can assistant you.

Help Desk 
(202) 806-2020 Voice 
(202) 806-9615 Fax 
Wonder Plaza (ISAS Building)
Room 322

Upon ISAS approval of your ISAS Computer Access Request Form a user name and password will be created for you. After 48 hours your username and password can be picked-up from the Help Desk. You must have a valid picture ID in order to pick up your Computer Access Code and password.

Howard University Bison ID#

For those of you who are still not sure the Bison ID is an ID used to access the Bison web system that is usually used to monitor classes with students and to post students grades, as well as, Blackboard which list the courses offered at Howard University. Click to access the Blackboard Resource Center. Also, a Bison ID is needed to attend classes at the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment where classes are offered to faculty members. If you think this might be of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

To obtain your Bison ID# the following information is required:

Contact Mrs. Patsy J. Hayden in the office of Faculty Development,

Faculty Orientation Programs

College of Medicine New Faculty Orientation Program

The New Faculty orientation is held once a year for new faculty members joining the College of Medicine (COM).

Faculty Retreat

The Faculty Retreat is held once a year for all faculty members in the College of Medicine. This retreat is a created to promote excellence in teaching and research. Workshops and seminars are held on various topics chosen by the faculty.

Howard University Leave Policies

Paid and Unpaid Leave Programs The University's paid leave programs consist of leave for vacations, holidays and sickness. The wide range of events for which paid or unpaid leave may be granted (e.g., subpoenaed court appearances, jury duty, medical problems, funerals, care for sick child, spouse or parent; work-related illnesses or accidents, military duty, and religious observances) permits flexibility for individual needs. A faculty member or administrator/staff member with faculty rank will receive vacation and sickness benefits only at the discretion of his/her departmental head.