Make A Difference


For opportunities to work with Junior Doctors Academy (JDA), Doctors Academy (DA) or Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) students, please call (559) 241-7670 or e-mail

The JDA program is located at the following four middle school sites within Fresno County: Terronez Middle School, Sequoia Middle School, Kings Canyon Middle School, and Caruthers Middle School.

The DA program is located at the following three high school sites within Fresno County: Sunnyside High School, Selma High School, and Caruthers High School.

The HCOP program is located at California State University, Fresno.




Guest Speaker

UCSF Fresno Latino Center is looking for health professionals, medical students, DA and HCOP alumni to come share their experience with JDA, DA and HCOP students.


  • Classroom presentations


  • Roundtable presentations


  • Panel presentations


  • Conference speakers


The students appreciate the opportunity and encouraged to draw from the experience of those who are in the medical field or further along the health professional journey.

JDA.DA Outline for Guest Speakers





Each summer there is a community and clinical internship offered to HCOP and DA alumni (college) and clinical and research internship provided to DA (high school seniors) students.  Health professionals in various fields of medicine and organizations are sought to host a student for a 6 week shadow experience. 

Scope of Work          

Mentor Manual




Counseling Interns
The University of California San Francisco Fresno and the Latino Center for Medical Education and Research is looking for motivated school counseling graduate students interested in a unique academic counseling internship with the Junior Doctors Academy and Doctors Academy program.

Intern flyer

Intern application


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