Welcome to the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS)! Congratulations on your offer to join the team that is improving the world of medicine and patient care every day throughout Maryland and beyond.

This page will give you all the information you need before you start in your new role. Please follow the checklists on this page carefully to ensure you can begin your position as soon as possible. We can’t wait for you to join us!


Days 1-3 After Acceptance

  • Take the Onboarding Tour

    You should have received a link to a new team member Onboarding Tour in your Welcome email.

  • Complete the Background Check

    If you have received an email from HireRight, our pre-employment background check vendor, submit the requested information as soon as possible. Note: two references are required and at least one reference must be a current or former supervisor.

  • Complete Employee Health Physical Assessment Form

    Please print and complete this Health Questionnaire prior to your team member health screening appointment.

  • Schedule Appointment with Employee Health

    This appointment should be made for you by a human resources representative. At this required screening you will complete your pre-employment health screening, provide a urine sample for a drug test and confirm your vaccination history.

  • Schedule Appointment with Human Resources

    This appointment will also be made for you, immediately following your team member health screening. At this required meeting you will present documentation of degrees, licenses or certifications; provide I-9 documents; return your signed offer letter; and take a photo for your ID badge.

Days 2-5 After Acceptance

  • Prepare Required Documentation

    Double check that you’ve gathered the required documentation. Refer to this list of required documentation and bring with you to your appointments.

Days 5-7 After Acceptance

  • Arrive on Time for Your Employee Health Screening/HR Appointments

    • At team member health you will complete your pre-employment health screening, complete a drug test and confirm your vaccination history. If you arrive more than 10 minutes after your appointment time, we will reschedule your appointment. If you need to reschedule or cancel, please call the Employee Health Department at 410-328-0958.
    • At HR you will present documentation of degrees, licenses or certifications; provide I-9 documents; return your signed offer letter; and take a photo for your ID badge.

    920 Elkridge Landing Road
    Linthicum, MD 21090

    Driving Directions

    Free parking is available in a large parking lot in the rear of the building. Press the buzzer at either door to enter the main lobby.

    Check in:
    Let the front desk know that you are here for your team member health visit. One of our team members will escort you to the team member health screening and HR appointment.

  • Confirm Your First Day of Work with your Supervisor

    Once you have successfully completed the team member health screening and HR appointments, your supervisor will contact you to confirm your official first day of work.

  • Prepare For Your First Day

    We are excited for you to join our One UMMS team. Browse our team member website,, and familiarize yourself with some of our important System-wide initiatives. We will provide you with more onboarding training and materials after you start work. Welcome to UMMS!


Bring all of these documents with you to your in-person appointments or email to XXXX before your appointment.

Note: If your last name is different on any of your documents, please bring supporting documentation showing proof of name change.

Bring to Employee Health Screening Appointment

Picture ID (driver’s license or passport)

Record of all vaccinations and TB test documentation (you will be tested for anything for which you cannot provide proof of immunity)

Prescriptions or prescription bottles for any medications you are currently taking


Bring to HR Appointment

Photo or copy of your diploma/degree(s)/official transcript

Licenses (professional/state)

Social Security Card

Certifications (BLS/CNA/etc.)

I-9 Form and documentation (see list of acceptable documents)

Signed offer letter


No. The team member health screening and HR appointments are required before you begin work.

Most appointments last no longer than two hours, but we ask that you set aside up to three hours for these appointments.

No. UMMS requires all team members to complete the UMMS health screening prior to starting work.

We ask that you disclose any prescription that may alter the results of your drug test to prevent a delay in the hiring process.

Typically, new team members start work about one week following their new hire appointments.

No. These appointments are required before you start work and therefore are not considered work time.

Have a question that isn’t answered here? We’re here to help. Email us at

or call the HRConnections Service Center at 1-855-4UMMSHR (1-855-486-6747)

Updated: 5/13/2021