Guest Accounts

Harvard Medical School has a guest account mechanism that allows visitors and guests (non-HMS and HSDM employees) to access various School systems when requested by a sponsor. Sponsors must be a Harvard Medical faculty or staff and have a valid Harvard ID number.

Guest user accounts may initially be requested for up to one year, though they may be extended for additional time if approved by a sponsor. Note that invited user accounts will not have access to the library's digital resources due to the licensing agreements.

Note – Guests of hospital faculty are not eligible for Harvard Medical School email accounts.

Activate your HMS account 

An HMS account is required for access to HMS IT services such as email, collaboration shares, wireless network, research cluster, and the HMS Web Portal. HMS accounts are automatically created for those with a Harvard University ID (HUID) issued by Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health. Faculty and staff based at HMS-affiliated hospitals also qualify for an HMS account.

Your HMS account credentials consist of your HMS account ID and a password you set during activation.

Before using an HMS account, you must activate it.

To activate your HMS account, visit the account management page and select “Activate your account.”