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GME Onboarding Instructions

2015 New Resident Orientation in Washington, DC.
2015 New Resident Orientation in Washington, DC.

Welcome officially to MedStar Health and congratulations on acceptance into one of our academic programs! This page is to inform you of important pre-employment steps required to start your training on time. Please read through the following sections carefully and contact the MedStar Health Graduate Medical Education office if you have any questions.

New Innovations

The Graduate Medical Education office will process all of your pre-employment paperwork in New Innovations through a series of checklists. You will receive up to three separate checklists between now and June; each requires a list of items be submitted prior to your employment. Please note that pictures will not be accepted and all New Innovation forms must be scanned or submitted as PDFs. If you do not have access to a scanner, some smartphone apps will convert images and documents to PDF.

How to Access New Innovations

  • To access New Innovations, please visit
  • The login institution is MEDSTAR.
  • Your username and default password are your first initial followed by your full last name (ex. John Smith is jsmith – all lowercase).
  • Once you log onto New Innovations, you will be prompted to change your password.
  • Your welcome screen is of your home department. Please click on “View my checklists” located on the upper left side of the welcome screen.

If you have any issues logging in to New Innovations, please contact Gordon Simonett at [email protected].

Employment Requirements

Employment at MedStar Health is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background clearance, receipt of satisfactory credentials, satisfactory health clearance, and completion of institutional orientation.

Welcome Week: Foundations in Medical Education

Welcome Week 2017Welcome Week is our institutional orientation. We have three events this year to cover orientation of PGY1 residents, our PGY-2 residents and fellows, and our late-start fellows. Please mark your calendar for the appropriate orientation – everyone is required to attend.

  • June 15-16, 2017 - PGY1 Residents
  • June 29-30, 2017 - PGY-2s and Fellows
  • July 24, 2017 - Late Start Fellows


In addition, MedStar strives to maintain the highest standards of patient care.  Consistent with this objective, we require our employees, as a condition of employment or continuing employment, to obtain vaccinations, such as the influenza (flu) vaccine, or adopt other precautions as we deem necessary to protect our patients from unnecessary exposures.  Of necessity, the specific requirements vary from time to time depending on the public health environment.

Work Authorization

MedStar Health will assist eligible individuals who require special work authorization in the United States. Please contact Liz Joseph at [email protected] for assistance.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding any of the information within this communication, please call the MedStar Health Graduate Medical Education office at 202-444-1551 or email our Administrator, Peyton Killeen at [email protected].