Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
MD Program

Safety Net

Safety Net can be used to report occurrences of mistreatment that you either have experienced yourself or have observed in interactions with others, regardless of your standing in the curriculum or your physical location (e.g., JMEC, HUP, CHOP, etc.).

Reporting an Incident

A guide to using Safety Net can be found on Canvas.

Medical students who choose to identify themselves when reporting an incident will be contacted within 48 hours by a member of the Student Affairs Office so an investigation can be initiated. This is in keeping with the Student Mistreatment Policy.

Medical students who choose to remain anonymous will not receive any follow-up feedback about the incident. Anonymous reports are compiled by the Academic Programs Office for trend analysis. A biannual report is provided to students and all appropriate members of Penn Medicine regarding these trends.

Safety Net can be found via the UPHS intranet. Please bookmark the link for easy access. The link can be accessed outside of the UPHS network via VPN.

Click here for the December 2023 Safety Net Summary (pennkey required).