All Spotlights on Diversity
Jessie Pettit, MD shares Family Medicine Alvernon's application review rubric and blinded interview structure, Aug. 2020 - Algorithm for holistic review at FM Alvernon
Engaging local high school students in the bi-annual health care career fair, Pathways to Success.
The Department serves a very diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. Many Physiology and Medical Science majors are first in the family college attendees.
Working with diverse and underserved populations has been a key tenet of our residency program since the early 1970s. In the past decade, we have refined our understanding of diversity and inclusion and continue to grow in this understanding and our actions to live out this core value.
As a 3rd generation Puerto Rican American, I pride myself in being able to be an example to the Latino community, and always strive to advocate for members of that same community. The strength that I bring to the table is that of adaptability; because of my life experiences, I’ve been fortunate enough to form a personality that is malleable and allows me to create immediate personal connections with people.
I am a young female physician in a small specialty.
In my department, being a basic scientist influences how I think about patient and clinical studies and data. I have been well-trained/mentored in those aspects and I am a reasonable communicator.
I grew up in a large Hispanic family who faced socioeconomic, educational and health disparities. From these barriers I have gained strength in advocating for others in similar situations and ensuring that I emphasize a si se puede perspective to those who face obstacles of feeling less than or onliness.
I am from a different culture and background and while I am able to learn new things, my tradition informs my attitude in life. I like people A Lot. There are few things I enjoy more than getting to know people, different costumes, foods, habits. I feel comfortable sharing a coffee with my fellow hominids (students, friends).
I am a first generation Korean - my parents immigrated from Korea to provide more opportunities for their family. As a woman in academic medicine leadership, I believe I have the perspective of a new leader navigating my career, dealing with imposter syndrome and insecurites.
I am very proud to be a first-generation American who is maximizing the resources, opportunities and freedoms that this great nation offers. I proudly represent Mexican-Americans as an under-represented minority in the healthcare field. Lastly, I bring the perspective of a former salesman, a husband, a father and the attitude that all dreams can be achieved if willing to work hard for it without ever giving up.
The elements of diversity that I represent are Women of Color, Latinas, and Mexican-Americans. These identites afford me perspectives that represent those of our larger Tucson community that include prospective student, faculty and staff.