Orientation Schedule: January 2017

Thursday January 5, 2017

9:00am-10:00 am: Orientation Check-In

Registration begins at the Check-In Station located in the Kresge Cafeteria.  There you will be given registration materials, your name tag and be directed to specific stations, depending on your registration status.

9:00am-10:00 am: Campus Tours

Campus tours will depart from the Kresge Atrium.

10:00am-10:30am: Welcome Address
Kresge G-2

Associate Dean for Student Services, Stacey Herman, and Student Association President, Christine Mitchell will address and welcome new students. We are also pleased to welcome Ellen M. Zane, CEO Emeritus & Vice Chair, Board of Trustees at the Tufts Medical Center. Ms. Zane is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Care Research at the Tufts University School of Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine

 10:30am-11:30am: Student Life and Community Standards
Kresge G-2

Join staff from the Office for Student Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for an overview of life at Harvard Chan, student resources and how you can get involved on campus. The Associate Dean for Student Services, Stacey Herman, will lead an interactive discussion on Harvard Chan Community Values that include: common respect; building an environment where community members feel welcome and safe; academic honesty; and, resources available to all Harvard Chan community members.

11:30am-12:30pm: Countway Library Session
Kresge G-2

A Practical Guide to Countway Digital Library: The Countway Library provides access to the Harvard Libraries’ Catalog (HOLLIS), online databases, electronic journals and books, and a variety of services via their web site. Learn how to take advantage of these resources in this introductory session. Special brown bag lunch seminars and our consultation service will also be discussed.

12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch
Kresge Building

A light lunch will be provided for all new students.

12:30pm-1:30pm: Harvard International Office Session
Kresge 110

Mandatory for International Students holding an F-1 or J-1 visa.  Harvard International Office (HIO) provides an overview of services offered and immigration policies as they apply to Harvard Chan international students.  Topics include understanding your documents, travel regulations, employment, taxes, social security numbers and more.

1:30pm-2:00pm: MPH and Academic Department Presentation
Kresge 200

Meet with MPH program leaders and staff, faculty field of study leaders, and the HPM Academic Programs and Student Services staff for an overview and welcome to the MPH program and to the Department of Health Policy and Management.

2:00pm-4:00pm: Self Social and Global Awareness Session
Kresge 200

We are pleased to introduce a workshop to incoming students, called Self, Social, and Global Awareness: (SSGA) Personal Capacity Building for Professional Education and Practice. The purpose of the program is to provide a meaningful, structured environment to explore issues of culture, power, privilege, and social justice, emphasizing the centrality of these issues in effective public health education and practice.

4:00pm-6:00pm: Welcome Reception
Kresge Atrium

The Office for Student Affairs cordially invites you to a reception for new MPH-65 Health Management students. 

Friday January 6, 2017:

9:00am-10:00am: Canvas and Computer Session
Kresge LL6

Hands-on introduction to student computing and using Canvas at Harvard Chan. Topics include:  logging in, saving and printing your work, software overview, course websites, MyHarvard, email, and how to get help with statistical computing. PLEASE BRING YOUR PERSONAL LAPTOP.

10:00am-11:00am: Registrar’s Office Session
Kresge G-2

Come and meet the staff from the Registrar’s Office and bring any questions you may have about enrolling in classes, cross-registration, changing your schedule or any other related questions.

11:00am-12:00pm: Financial Aid Session
Kresge G-2

Come with your questions for the staff in the Office of Financial Aid and please review the New Student Checklist prior to the session.

12:00-12:30 pm: Harvard University Health Services Session
Kresge G-2

Join Dr. Peter Massicott and members of the university’s health services team as they explain their role in helping you maintain your health and well-being at the Harvard Chan School.

12:30pm-2:00pm: Networking Lunch

This luncheon is a great opportunity to meet and to network with students that are participating in the Masters of Health Care Management (MHCM) degree program. MHCM students are physicians and executives in high level positions, and have the potential of being great contacts, mentors, and, quite possibly, future employers. The MHCM students look forward to meeting you!

2:00pm-2:30pm: Introduction to ID216
Kresge 200

This introductory session will orient students to ID 216 Critical Thinking and Action for Public Health Professionals, the interdisciplinary course that MPH-HM 65 students will take during Fall 2017. As a highly interactive course students are actively engaged in the classroom through case discussions, role plays, group activities and problem solving, and other hands-on application experiences. ID 216 serves as an introduction to the field of public health, incorporating ways of thinking and approaches from environmental health, social and behavioral science, life science, health policy and management, global health, ethics, communication and many other critical disciplines.  The objective is to enable students to gain fundamental, cross-cutting public health content knowledge and skills in order to begin approaching and solving public health problems in a thoughtful, systematic and comprehensive manner, i.e. to think and act like public health professionals.

2:30pm-3:30pm: “What is a Case Discussion? Learn by Doing” 
Kresge 200

Case Discussion of the Medical Tourism at ABC Healthplan case. Read a short case and discuss it in class, review of faculty and student roles required for good case discussion. Please note – the Medical Tourism Case that will be discussed needs to be read in advance of this session. 

Tuesday, January 17 – Thursday, January 19, 2017:

MPH-65 HM Special Session
For more details about the Special Session and the MPH-65 Health Management program please visit the following website.