Penn Medicine

Who We Are

"The Medical Faculty Senate is the open forum of the Medical Faculty for discussion of all issues affecting the operation and development of the Medical Center." Excerpted from the Bylaws.

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Elections are held in the spring of each year to determine the membership of both the Medical Faculty Senate Steering Committee (MFSSC) as well as the Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility (CAFR). While CAFR meets on an "as needed" basis the MFSSC meets monthly to discuss issues that are important to the faculty.

A Message from the Medical Faculty Senate Chair

Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP

Chair, Medical Faculty Senate

On behalf of the Medical Faculty Senate Steering Committee, I would like to introduce you to our committee and welcome you to the 2019-20 academic year! This committee is comprised of a diverse group of faculty at the Perelman School of Medicine that represent all ranks and faculty tracks. Our members include scientists across the translational spectrum, clinicians, educators, and combinations thereof. All members of the committee were selected by the faculty at large and they volunteer their time each month to discuss issues that are important to the medical school community.  Our committee helps to socialize new programs and initiatives within our medical school community and provides thoughtful feedback from the perspective of a diverse group of faculty members across all ranks and specialties. Our agenda this year will include updates on our professionalism initiative, faculty wellness, health equity, appointments and promotions, discussions with the Dean and Senior Vice Dean for Medical Education, and much more.


Please feel free to contact me or any of the committee members about topics relevant to the faculty that you would like to bring to our attention for discussion.  I can be contacted directly at