​​​​​​​​​Providing Tools to Build a Culture of Trust and Respect in Health Sciences

ALT TEXT HEREPiloted in 2020, the Building a Respectful, Inclusive Culture (BRIC) program helps faculty build a teaching and training environment that is free of harassment and discrimination to allow learners and trainees to thrive, which is a critical mission of the Health Sciences at UC San Diego. 

The curriculum provides ​faculty mentors and researchers with the tools they need to build a culture of trust and respect directly into the work units they manage. Offered in short digestible blocks of time with synchronous and asynchronous learning, the BRIC program consists of 3 modules:
  •  Module 1: Developing Ourselves and Empowering Others
  •   Module 2: Foundations of Respectful Workplace Communication and Managing Conflict
  •  Module 3: Building and Leading Effective Teams in the Workplace

Each live session will be preceded by self-directed work on concepts so that group sessions can emphasize experiential learning.

Through core didactics, discussions of relevant case studies, and facilitated breakout discussions, the three-module series will explore six domains deemed essential in the toolbox of faculty engaged in building safe and healthy academic environments, including:

  •  Self-awareness
  •  Self-management
  •  Empathy
  •  Collaborative communication
  •  Managing conflict
  •  Teamwork

This program is supported by an NIH grant (PIs: Dr. JoAnn Trejo and Dr. Vivian Reznik) in collaboration with Dr. Chris Searles, Director of Behavioral Programs and Professional Development of Physician Assessment and Clinical Education (PACE) Program.

Interested in BRIC?

Registration for the 2023-24 BRIC program is now closed. 

Registration for the 2024-25 BRIC program will be open soon. If you are interested in participating in BRIC, please complete the interest form:



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