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Enhancing Penn Medicine's Faculty Experience

Penn Medicine is committed to creating a culture in which faculty members feel empowered to grow professionally and personally, achieve their goals, and accomplish great things. 

In support of this mission, the Faculty Wellness Initiative was launched in 2016. The initiative is an innovative endeavor geared towards maximizing wellness, promoting a healthy work-life balance, enhancing productivity, and making Penn Medicine the preferred place to work. 

To kick-off the efforts, the wellness committee hosted an innovation challenge to crowdsource ideas for services, amenities, and programming to enhance faculty experience.

Over the course of four weeks, 124 creative ideas were submitted.  In addition, more than 2,000 ratings and 290 comments were logged on the Your Big Idea platform. 

After much deliberation, ten ideas were chosen as winners and priorities for the Faculty Wellness Committee over the next year.

There were also many great ideas submitted to the campaign that the committee identified for consideration at division and department levels. You can learn more about the winning ideas and ideas for local implementation below, or in the challenge report.

If you’d like to share feedback, have a question, or want to submit additional ideas, please send the team a message at

Winning Ideas
Ideas for Local Implementation