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letter from the chair

Letter from the Chair

Dear Colleagues:

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the new academic year on behalf of the members of the Medical Faculty Senate Steering Committee. It is our responsibility and privilege to represent you and to share your concerns and recommendations with Dean Jameson and other members of the Medical Center and University administration. This committee has a long and distinguished history of influencing change and, as such, we welcome your thoughts as we continue on this mission. Recent initiatives that the MFSSC has been involved in include:

  • AC track definition of promotion criteria - The Academic Clinician track underwent a complete review in the past several years with direct input from the MFSSC.
  • CE track definition - The Clinician-Educator track is presently undergoing redefinition and the MFSSC has played a role in fine-tuning the revisions. We look forward to monitoring the impact of the soon to be implemented revisions.
  • Implementation of Dean Jameson's strategic plan-Committee members had the opportunity to specifically address key components impacting on academic life listed on the Dean’s recently rolled out strategic plan.

As your representatives, members of the MFSSC will be reaching out to you for your input on issues impacting on your academic life at Penn Medicine. We remain particularly interested in how the changes in the AC and CE track have played a role in your academic advancement. We welcome any opinions and suggestions that can enhance academic practice in our institution. We can be reached via email at  I can also be contacted directly at

Academic medicine continues to face significant complex challenges and we look forward to working with and for you to enhance the academic experience at Penn Medicine. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments or concerns.


Iris Reyes, M.D.

Chair, Medical Faculty Senate


Penn School of Medicine