Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement

 

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 University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is located in the southwestern region of the United States and sits on the original homelands of indigenous peoples who have stewarded this land since time immemorial. We recognize and acknowledge the people, culture and history that make up 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 UA College of Medicine – Tucson expresses its commitment to diversity by:

Educating, training and employing diverse students, residents/fellows, faculty and staff,
Fostering the development of personal attributes in each member of its academic community that are necessary to achieve its mission,
Encouraging and supporting culturally relevant scholarly activities, that acknowledge and respect systems of healing that emerge from different traditions, and
Providing a culturally humble, inclusive and respectful environment.