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Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) Faculty Development Program

For information and to apply: please inquire re: the application process of each program listed: NCLAM, GWC, AAMC, and FMTP at 

About the Program

The HCOE Faculty Development Program is designed to improve the recruitment, retention and success of URM faculty in academic medicine at UC San Diego.  The program aims to enhance the academic skills of faculty and will provide funding for career development, research, innovative clinical care and curriculum development and will create a community of diverse faculty at UC San Diego Health Sciences. 

HCOE Faculty Orientation Packet – 01172018w.pdf

HCOE Faculty Scholars will be encouraged to participate in local and national faculty development programs as well as engage in workshops to improve skill development and the understanding of UC San Diego Health Sciences culture and environment. HCOE Faculty Scholars will participate in the HS Faculty Mentor Training Program (FMTP) to enhance their skills as mentors as well as mentees.  They will use these skills to work effectively with a senior faculty mentor and mentees including URM students, fellows/residents and postdocs. In addition, HCOE Scholars will work with members of the HCOE Faculty Advisory Committee to develop core projects related to: 1) Engagement, Leadership, Community, 2) Teaching and Mentoring or 3) Program Development and Research. HCOE Scholars will also attend quarterly meetings and other special events aimed at building a community of diverse HCOE Faculty Scholars.

Goals for the Faculty Scholar include: Career development, Leadership training, Mentoring up and down, Enhanced research network, Grant writing skills, Funding, Enhanced access and connection to students and trainees, Community of scholars

Goals for the Institution include: A more diverse and engaged faculty, Improved URM faculty recruitment and retention, Enhanced research networks and funding, Faculty more engaged with students and other trainees, Increased sense of community

Training Opportunities & Activities

The program description below provides a list of opportunities and activities available to the HCOE Faculty Scholars. Faculty Scholars will engage in activities based on their career development plan (CDP) and particular training needs:

HCOE​ ​Year 1 ​Year 2
Professional Development

​NCLAM (pedagogy, teaching, mentor training, negotiations, conflict resolution); 

NCLAM (academic review and promotion); 

Develop Faculty Career Development Plan (CDP); 

Mentor training

​AAMC Minority Faculty Development Seminar; 

Update Faculty CDP; 

Leadership training


​NCLAM (grant and project management, personnel management); 

Lab management course; 


​Grant Writing Course (GWC); 


National Scientific or Clinical Conference; 


Community Service ​Identify existing research and community based programs for engagement

​Mentor HCOE or URM student; 

Participate in research symposium for HCOE students

Quarterly Meetings ​Networking, CDP and HCOE Core Presentations
Networking, CDP and HCOE Core Presentations

 Upcoming Events

HCOE Spring Event
Required event for HCOE scholars
Junior Faculty Training in Effective Mentoring
Location: SOM Campus
HCOE Summer Event
Required event for HCOE scholars

Contacts and Program Leads

To see a full list of the HCOE Program Directors, Evaluation and Assessment Team, as well as the Advisory Committee, please click here

Supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Chancellor and Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Program Organizer:

Vivian Reznik, MD / MPH

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Faculty Affairs, UC San Diego Health Sciences


Program Organizer:

JoAnn Trejo, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean Faculty Affairs, UC San Diego Department of Pharmacology

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