INSIGHT Into Diversity

2023 Health Professions HEED Award Field Guide

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix won a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award – presented annually to institutions that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion – for its participation in the Anti-Racism Transformation in Medical Education initiative and for adopting an anti-racism curriculum that continues to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion topics throughout students' four years of training.


About the College

Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated more than 800 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,700 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Bioscience Core, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.