Diversity and Inclusion News
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Why did you choose your specific health professional career? It was a late decision; I decided when I was a junior in college. Actually the Minority Affairs Office at the University of Arizona College of Medicine introduced me to medicine. Until then, I didn’t think of it as a career. So they kind of exposed me to the idea of a health care career. Eventually, I decided to pursue medicine and to go on to become a physician.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Why did you choose your specific health professional career? I chose to enter the Physician Assistant (PA) field, after contemplating applying for medical school. I decided that medical school would be overbearing for my then 3 year old daughter. PA school, although extremely intense, is only a two year program. Other factors I found inviting were that: there is no residency upon graduation, there is flexibility in switching specialties, and you still have the opportunity to practice autonomously.
Mon Apr 7, 2014
Why did you choose your specific health professional career? I have always been a “counselor” and especially enjoyed talks while making art. I had also sustained a spinal cord injury when I was 14, which forced my family to move out of our village and into a city. I remember how I held onto the cultural arts as my way to cope with the separation from our village and our traditions.
Tue Apr 1, 2014
Why did you choose your specific health professional career? I wanted to be a doctor since I was a small child and I have wanted to improve health care services for Native American people since high school.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Why did you choose your specific health professional career? I always knew that I wanted to be in healthcare, but I thought I wanted to be a pharmacist. I applied to the nursing program on a dare because one of my chemistry classmates had applied for admissions and she told me that it was a difficult program to get accepted into.
Wed Mar 19, 2014
To help create awareness and increase opportunities in global learning and research at the University of Arizona, students and faculty from across campus have joined to organize and host the conference.