The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. We recognize and acknowledge the people, culture, and history of the Wildcat community. Recognizing this privilege, respect for all dimensions of diversity is essential to the successful attainment of our mission. We are committed to promoting health, improving wellness and diagnosing and treating disease for all the people of Arizona and beyond, through innovation in education, research, and patient care.

The mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is to create an inclusive environment where all students, residents/fellows, faculty and staff will thrive.  We seek to engage a diverse constituency that values equity and inclusion, celebrates our differences, builds advocates and allies, and excels in training to provide equitable care and biomedical research to benefit all patients.

The College of Medicine - Tucson Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion partners with administrative units throughout COM – T, including Admissions, Student Affairs, Medical Student Education, Graduate Medical Education, and Faculty Affairs to develop a diverse and robust academic community of learners, faculty, and staff.  We work collaboratively with colleagues from the University of Arizona, the University of Arizona Health Sciences, and Banner - University Medical Center to create meaningful diversity and inclusion programs that reach beyond the College and into the entire Tucson community. 


We believe that achieving inclusive excellence is a team effort. The identity of COM – T is built around a commitment to our diverse community and we firmly commit to creating an environment that celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion.



We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.