Dear College of Medicine – Phoenix Community:

The College of Medicine – Phoenix seeks to advance the health of Arizonans through education, scientific discoveries and clinical care. Several disturbing, recent events have shown that we must do more to the address racial inequities in health to improve outcomes for all.

As I recently shared with you, the college worked with our community to establish 12 Action Steps about how we together can make meaningful progress toward Inclusive Excellence.

I want to provide a brief update about our progress on Step 11. Thanks to input from various stakeholders, we have developed the college's Statement on Racism. This statement expresses our strong focus on addressing disparities, collaborating with the communities we serve and increasing diversity in medicine.

I believe this provides a strong foundation for further action on these and other important and challenging issues. I look forward to sharing more with you in the future as we move forward with other action steps.


Guy L. Reed, MD, MS
Dean and Valley of the Sun Professor
UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix