The Office of Academic Affairs works with the leadership, faculty and administrators of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Health System to support an overarching goal of PENN Medicine - the implementation of the highest standards of excellence in academic medicine. The mission of OAA is to support this goal by facilitating the recruitment and appointment, promotion, and retention of distinguished faculty. 

In an effort to pursue faculty diversity with renewed energy, the University released Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence in Summer 2011, and PSOM initiated their Diversity Plan in 2012: