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An Open Letter from PHSU

A commitment to promoting equality and breaking down racial barriers

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This is a historic moment for change in America. At Ponce Health Sciences University, we are troubled by the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others.

Ponce Health Sciences University stands in solidarity with Black students, faculty, staff, alumni, and all Americans and global voices in condemning these despicable racial injustices and mindless acts of violence. As an institution, we are dedicated to protecting fairness, diversity and justice. This includes equal access to health care and health education for every person.

It’s urgent that health education institutions lift up students who will go back into communities where they can begin to provide quality health care and equal treatment for all.

Our education and research has been and will continue to be anchored in solving health disparities with culturally-competent professionals. We are proud to be a diverse school that not only welcomes, but seeks out promising students from all different backgrounds to work toward an equitable healthcare workforce.  We are aiming to create opportunities for all aspiring medical professionals especially those who come from underrepresented and non-traditional healthcare communities, to excel in needed positions around the country.

It is critical that we stand together as one PHSU family- and condemn acts of racism and injustice in all forms and continue pushing for equality.

 

We will continue to listen to each other’s experiences, amplify each other’s voices, and continue to embrace a community that is inclusive and empathetic.

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