Diversity Mission Statement
We believe in fostering a culture of Inclusive Excellence, where all identities and differences including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, educational backgrounds and geographic region are embraced and valued. A culture of Inclusive Excellence creates role models, broadens perspectives, combats negative stereotyping and optimizes our ability to provide world-class health care for all.
Inclusive Excellence Statement
Through Inclusive Excellence, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is committed to and champions diversity and inclusion as core values central to its mission. Inclusive Excellence is the intentional driver of diversity and inclusion, which harnesses the differences, talents and unique qualities of all individuals at the College of Medicine – Phoenix. Inclusive Excellence engages the individual and system in practices that advance diversity in all that we do. Inclusive Excellence is inextricably linked to our pursuit of excellence in our research, clinical and educational missions to meet the needs of the students, faculty, residents, fellows, staff and the communities we serve.
Moreover, through Inclusive Excellence and our tripartite missions, the College of Medicine – Phoenix is committed to mitigating health disparities, especially for marginalized groups and vulnerable populations, in order to improve community health outcomes, particularly in rural, inner-city and medically underserved areas.
Twelve Action Steps Toward Inclusive Excellence
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is committed to the actionable steps as recommended by our college community to move toward dismantling racism and the barriers and deficits it creates for all. The scope of these ongoing efforts complement our Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence (PDF).