Diversity and Inclusion News

Success Story: Minnie Amos

Why did you choose your specific health professional career?

When I think about why I chose my health professional career, I would have to say that my mother had a lot to do with my decision.


Success Story: Michael Truesdell

Why did you choose your specific health professional career? I chose my field of work in order to serve Native American communities. I knew I had the interest and ability to serve as a physician.


Success Story: Marsh Fairey

Why did you choose your specific health professional career? When I graduated with an electronic engineering degree, a lot of my graduating classmates were getting jobs with major industrial corporations that have large contracts with the government and the military to build missiles and things of that sort.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Launches New Pathway to Medical School

P-MAP illustrates the college’s strong emphasis on increasing the diversity of its students and addressing the shortage of physicians from under-represented minority groups, particularly Native Americans.


Success Story: Maria Garcia

Why did you choose your specific health professional career? I chose this more as avocation so I believe it to be more of a calling for me to do this instead of me actually choosing to do this.


Success Story: Margaret Zavala

What experiences did you have to make sure this profession was right for you? Growing up as a migrant worker, my mom was a single parent. I didn’t have my first dental visit until I was 14 years old.


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