Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
We believe that diversity makes us stronger. We believe that individuals and communities thrive best when connected with physicians who understand and support them. Accordingly, our mission is to develop family physician leaders who will innovate change in local communities and who will create solutions to national and global challenges, improving the health of the populations they serve.
Populations in Salt Lake City
With a population of over 1,000,000 people in the greater Salt Lake area, the region is rapidly evolving:
- One in five people speak a language at home other than English.
- Approximately 20% identify as Latinx.
- Over 10% identify as either Asian, Black, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native, or multi-racial.
- As a major refugee resettlement city, tens of thousands of refugees have re-located to the Salt Lake area in recent years, including groups from Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, Iraq, Vietnam, the former Soviet Union and Burma (Myanmar).
- Approximately 5% of Salt Lake City adults identify as LGBTQ+, one of the highest rates in the country.
- The area is religiously varied with well-established Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Native American, Unitarian, and Interfaith communities.
We are a top tier academic institution in a vibrant city, uniquely situated against a mountain backdrop, with outstanding recreation only minutes away. Our NCQA PCMH-certified family medicine clinics are located within both urban and suburban settings, serving a broad range of patients and needs. As a blended community-based and university-supported program, our core inpatient training is centered at a historic community hospital, and further augmented by rotations at the University and the... Read More