Proposal to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


College of Medicine – Tucson Promotion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


UACOM-T will establish an expectation that all faculty, residents/fellows, students, and staff receive

training and education in topics relevant to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. UACOM-T will

implement accountability measures to reflect each member’s participation.


Expectations for Faculty:

  • Complete at least 1 Implicit Association Test (IAT) annually
  • Secure 6 hrs of DEI education annually, from a variety of options such as:
  1. Departmental DEI presentations (3/year of 1-2 hour events)
  2. Monthly Breaking Bread Book Club (1 hour event)
  3. Health Care Disparities Forums (8/year – 2 hour events)
  4. Health Equity Grand Rounds – department-hosted (1 hour/event)
  5. Journeys into Medicine & Research Panels [MO1] – 1 hour (6/year)
  • Accountability either via UAVitae or Departmental accountability


Expectations for Departments:

  • Each department will identify a Diversity Champion (DC) and give them 4 hrs/month to work on initiatives to advance the department’s DEI efforts
  • Each department will work with DC to host minimum of 3 DEI presentations annually
  • Departmental Scorecard (annual submission)

                        Assessment of departmental DEI efforts

  1. Narrative review of activities hosted
  2. Promotion rate of URiM faculty
  3. Recruitment and retention – data review
  4. GME data review
  5. Mentoring – faculty, residents/fellows, students
  6. Unconscious Bias Training for all search committee members
  • ODEI to provide quarterly updates


Expectations for Institution:

  • Appoint DEI representative (FDAC, DC) to each Dean’s Search Committee
  • Unconscious Bias Training for each Dean’s Search Committee
  • Climate Assessment every 3 years
  • Collect quarterly data from departments
  • Provide each department with quarterly data updates regarding meeting goals
  • Train Admissions Committee, MMI Evaluators, Curricular Affairs, Societies Mentors
  • Train instructors on making courses more inclusive and addressing race in the classroom. 
  • Include education on allyship (Bystander vs Upstander)



  • Pathways into Medicine
  1. Unconscious Bias Training
  2. Med Safe Zone Training
  3. Microaggressions Training
  4. Bystander vs Upstander Training (new proposal)
  • Health Care Disparities Curriculum: New Offerings
  1. History of Health Inequities
  2. Breaking Bread Book Club


The video of the Leadership Town Hall on 06/16 can be viewed here.