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UCSF News Director
Source: Brandy Nikaido, Regional Director of Communications, UC Office of the President
Phone: 559.241.7512, Cell: 559.313.6539
Web: www.fresno.ucsf.edu, www.ucsf.edu
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STUDENTS INTERESTED IN CAREERS IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE SHOULD ATTEND UCSF FRESNO DOCTORS ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE
FRESNO – Eighth-grade students from Fresno County who are interested in careers in health and medicine should attend the UCSF Fresno Doctors Academy information night on Monday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. in the performing arts theater at Sunnyside High School ( 1019 S. Peach Ave.) in Fresno. Students and their parents will learn more about the Doctors Academy, including admission requirements and program expectations. Current Academy students and parents will be available to answer questions and tours of the campus will be provided.
The Doctors Academy, which is sponsored by the UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research, is geared toward students interested in careers in the health professions. The program specifically prepares high school students to become competitive applicants to four-year universities by providing them with a rigorous academic curriculum that includes experiences in research and clinical settings, service learning, and exposure to universities and colleges.
The Doctors Academy is now in its eighth year at Sunnyside High School. Currently, there are 164 students enrolled in the program.
Enrollment is by application only. Applications are available at www.sunnyside.fresno.k12.ca.us. The application deadline for fall 2007 is Dec. 1, 2006.
For more information, please contact Diana Cantu, Doctors Academy program coordinator at (559) 241-7676 or contact Sheryl Weaver, principal of Sunnyside High School, at (559) 253-6710.
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program plays a substantial role in providing health care services to San Joaquin Valley residents and training medical professionals in the region. UCSF Fresno has trained one-third of Valley physicians currently practicing in one of the seven specialties in which UCSF Fresno provides training. Since its inception 30 years ago, UCSF Fresno has graduated approximately 60 physicians every year, totaling more than 2,000 to date. UCSF Fresno faculty and medical residents care for the overwhelming majority of the area’s underserved populations. In addition, UCSF Fresno educates about 200 medical students each year as well as provides academic preparation programs for middle- and high-school students interested in the health professions.