Nationally Recognized for Diversity
For the 2nd year in a row, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) ranks nationally on an annual list of Best Employers for Diversity created by Forbes magazine:
– 4th among educational organizations nationally
– The highest ranked Arkansas company on the list,
– and the only one in the Top 100.
The rankings are based on independent surveys of more than 60,000 people in workplaces of more than 1,000 employees. Employees were asked to give their opinion on their employer’s general diversity as well as questions regarding age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability and LGBTQ+ issues.
An Institution-Wide Commitment
UAMS is committed to having a workforce that represents the people we serve. Those values are reflected in our policies and practices in hiring and advancement. Across all of UAMS, all voices can be heard. “One of the things I love most about UAMS is our diversity,” said Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA. “Diversity and inclusion aren’t just a catchphrase at UAMS, they are an integral part of our core values and are essential to our mission.”
A Team and Individual Effort
This national ranking is a team effort aided by every UAMS employee. That’s because diversity and inclusion require an individual commitment to our common goal of creating a welcoming atmosphere in which everyone feels respected and valued.
More About Diversity at UAMS
Diversity and inclusion are part of our core values at UAMS and inform all parts of our mission to research, educate and provide care. Being recognized by Forbes is an honor, but our work is never finished.