ONLINE APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE WAS NOVEMBER 13, 2015

 

 

 

5 Year Doctors Academy Plans (by school)

Sunnyside

Selma

Caruthers

 

The mission of the Doctors Academy is:
1.  To increase the number of students who graduate from high school and go on to a university to become competitive applicants to health profession schools.
2.  To strengthen the educational pipeline of under-represented or disadvantaged students throughout Fresno County and encourage them to enter a health profession.

 

Program Eligibility: 
Under the auspices of the University of California, San Francisco, Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research, the Doctors Academy is a health professions preparatory high school program.  Applicants who are educationally OR economically disadvantaged, and who express an interest in a health professional career are eligible to apply to the Doctors Academy. Participants of the Doctors Academy must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or foreign nationals who possess a VISA permitting permanent residence in the United States. 

 

Educationally Disadvantaged:  For the purpose of program eligibility, an applicant is considered educationally disadvantaged if he or she is the first in the immediate family to obtain a BA/BS degree or higher.  [Applicants who have at least one parent/guardian with a BA/BS degree or higher are considered ineligible for the Doctors Academy.] 
OR
Economically Disadvantaged:  For the purpose of program eligibility, an applicant is considered economically disadvantaged if he or she was eligible for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program (Title I services) and/or whose middle school is considered a Title I school during the 8th grade year.  [Applicants who did not qualify for Title I services due the parent/guardian income level are considered ineligible to apply for the Doctors Academy program.]

 

IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE, PLEASE CONTINUE WITH THE APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Selection criteria is based on:

 

  • GPA of 2.8 or better                                                                   
  • Two Recommendation Forms                                          
  • Health Disparity Essay 
  •  Personal Statement Essay    
  • Personal Interview (for finalist only)                                                      
  • A writing sample may be required for finalists

 

 

Expectations of Doctors Academy students:

 

  • Enroll in the most rigorous, accelerated classes with an emphasis on math, science, and English. (Honors & Advanced Placement)
  • Commit to the Doctors Academy five-year study plan
  • Maintain a 2.8 academic grade point average (GPA)
  • Participate in summer enrichment and summer school programs
  • Participate in study academies, study trips, and other activities
  • Students accepted into the Doctors Academy will be responsible for their own transportation.
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        Students from county schools accepted into the Sunnyside High School Doctors Academy:  Depending upon funding, there is a possibility that transportation may be provided.  Please contact Sunnyside High School, Stanford Office at 253-6740 for more information.

  • Students who are dropped or choose to withdraw from the Doctors Academy will return to their home high school if it is other than the Doctors Academy site. 


 

Timelines


  • Interviews for finalists will be held in January
  • Notices of acceptances will be sent in February

 

 

 

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