College of Medicine Diversity Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is privileged to be in Arizona, a land of rich cultural traditions and heritage. Respect for diversity, defined with regard to race, ethnicity, culture, all abilities, talents, language, spiritual practices, sexual orientation, gender identity, and life experiences, is essential to the successful attainment of our mission to promote health and improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease for all the people of Arizona and beyond, through education, research and patient care.

The UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson expresses its commitment to diversity by:

  • Educating, training, and employing diverse faculty, staff, and student body,
  • Fostering the development of personal attributes in its employees and students that are necessary to achieve its mission,
  • Encouraging and supporting culturally responsive scholarly activities that acknowledge and respect systems of healing that emerge from different traditions and,
  • Providing a culturally competent, inclusive, and respectful environment.

This commitment to diversity enables us to provide state of the art education, deliver the highest quality health care, critically address health care inequities, and perform leading-edge research to benefit all our communities.

Last reviewed and reaffirmed by the Student Diversity Advisory Committee and Diversity Champions on October 19, 2023, and Faculty Diversity Advisory Committee on December 6, 2023