Program Eligibility

Applicants who are either educationally or economically disadvantaged, and who express an interest in pursuing a health degree program are eligible for participation if selected into the JDA program. Participants of the program must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or foreign nationals who possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States.

Selection of JDA students is based on:   


  • Grade point average of 2.8 or better


  • Copy of their most recent report card


  • Personal Statement written by the student


  • One letter of recommendation  



Expectations of Junior Doctors Academy students:


  • Enroll in the Junior Doctor’s Academy class and/or after school program with an emphasis on science, math, language arts and/or AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination).


  • Commit to the program for the entire year.


  • Maintain a 2.8 grade point average (GPA).


  • Attend 75% of the extracurricular JDA activities offered.


  • Participate in after school enrichment activities, study trips, workshops, service events, summer program, and activities that enhance student achievement.


  • Attend sessions and seek academic help from JDA teachers and tutors.



Expectations of Junior Doctors Academy parents:


  • Support student achievement and involvement in events and activities.


  • Be involved in student’s education and career planning.


  • Participate in events and activities for parents.


  • Complete required forms for student participation.


  • Communicate with students, teachers and program personnel in an exchange of ideas to enhance individual and program success.
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