Diversity Trainings


COM-T is committed to creating an environment of inclusive excellence.

One major step in achieving this goal is improving our learning environment to recruit, develop, and

retain a diverse and inclusive pool of faculty, fellows, residents, students and staff.


With that goal in mind, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion worked with each department to identify a

Diversity Champion (DC) to represent the department in ensuring diversity and inclusion metrics are being addressed.

The DC facilitates institutional efforts to ensure that every member of UACOM – T is trained on topics that illustrate the benefits of diversity.

To schedule a training in your department, contact Dr. Michelle Ortiz at miortiz@medadmin.arizona.edu  


Upcoming Open Forum DEI Credit Eligible Events:

Date Time Event

Meet Our Diversity Champions

Learn About Our Trainings

Everyday Bias for the Healthcare Professionals – Developed by Cook Ross and the Association of American Medical Colleges, this training gives participants a deeper understanding of unconscious bias, and how it develops, influences perceptions and decision-making, and impacts institutional diversity and inclusion efforts. Ideal for all students, residents/fellows, faculty, and staff. Length: 1.5 – 2 hrs.

Med Safe Zone Training – Med Safe Zone is a training program committed to making UACOM-T a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community. The training covers terms and concepts relevant to LGBTQ+ identities and participants come away with clear action items in becoming a better ally in their personal and professional lives. Ideal for all students, residents/fellows, faculty, and staff. Length: 1.5 – 2 hrs.

Microaggressions – This training reviews microaggressions as a form of unconscious bias and discusses strategies to combat the effects of microaggressions. Ideal for all students, residents/fellows, faculty, and staff. Length: 1 hr.

Unconscious Bias for Search Committees – This presentation is designed to acquaint search committees and others with research on unconscious bias as an initial step in mitigating its effects in the recruitment process. Ideal for search committee members. Length: 1 hr.

Confronting Bias – This session offers an in-depth discussion on confronting bias and being an ally. It covers the psychological and sociological implications of (not) confronting bias and provides a scenario for participants to examine how they would react if presented with the opportunity to be an ally. By the end of the training, participants will be equipped with tools to become better allies. Ideal for all students, residents/fellows, faculty, and staff. Length: 1.5 – 2 hrs.

Implicit Bias and Interviews – This one-hour presentation reviews biases that may influence how candidates are evaluated during an interview. It also reviews self-presentation tactics as well as strategies to reduce the effects of biases. Ideal for admissions and admissions committees. Length: 1 hr.

Inclusive Websites – This training reviews the importance of appealing to a diverse audience through your website. It also reviews elements to include in your website to attract a diverse audience.

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