UCSF Fresno Doctors Academy Accepting Applications, Interested Students and Parents Invited to Informational Meetings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2019

UC San Francisco
Jennifer O’Brien, Asst. Vice Chancellor/Public Affairs
Source: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs, UCSF Fresno
Cell: (559) 313-6539 Email: bnikaido@fresno.ucsf.edu

UCSF Fresno
Medical Education Program
115 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 499-6400

UCSF Fresno Doctors Academy Accepting Applications, Interested Students and Parents Invited to Informational Meetings

FRESNO – The University of California, San Francisco Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research (UCSF Fresno Latino Center) will hold informational meetings for its Caruthers, Selma and Sunnyside Doctors Academy programs:

Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 to 7 p.m., Sunnyside High School Library, 1019 S. Peach Ave., Fresno

Monday, Oct.  7, 6 to 7 p.m., Caruthers High School New Media Center, 2580 W. Tahoe Ave., Caruthers

Thursday, Oct. 10, 6 to 7 p.m., Abraham Lincoln Middle School Cafeteria, 1239 Nelson Blvd., Selma

Meetings are open to eighth-grade students who are interested in careers in health and medicine and their parents. Participants will learn about the Doctors Academy admissions requirements, program expectations, and how to apply. Staff members will be available to answer questions and provide assistance with the online application.

Eighth-grade students interested in applying to the Caruthers or Selma Doctors Academy programs and who live outside the district will be required to obtain an inter-district transfer approval. Sunnyside Doctors Academy is only open to eighth-grade students within the Fresno Unified School District.

The Doctors Academy program was established in 1999 at Sunnyside High School in Fresno. In 2007, the program was expanded to include programs at Caruthers and Selma high schools.

Program admission requirements and the application are available at:   http://www.tinyurl.com/DAapp2020      

Applications will be available beginning Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. The deadline to apply is Nov. 8, 2019.

For more information, please contact the UCSF Fresno Latino Center at 559-241-7670.

Stephanie Huerta, Coordinator, Caruthers High School, SHuerta@fresno.ucsf.edu

Karina Reyes Banuelos, Coordinator, Selma High School, KReyes-Fuentes@fresno.ucsf.edu

Paula Peterson, Coordinator, Sunnyside High School, PPeterson@fresno.ucsf.edu

 

About UCSF Fresno: UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program is a branch campus of UCSF, the leading institution dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. Established in 1975, UCSF Fresno is focused on improving health in California’s San Joaquin Valley through excellence in teaching and patient care, innovative clinical research and community partnerships. UCSF Fresno is the largest physician-training program between Sacramento and Los Angeles – training more than 300 physicians and 300 rotating medical students each year. Nearly 700 UCSF core and volunteer faculty at UCSF Fresno care for thousands of patients annually and train the next generation of outstanding clinicians and patient advocates. Fifty percent of the physicians trained at UCSF Fresno stay in the Valley to provide UCSF care. In addition, UCSF Fresno helps prepare middle, high school and college students for careers in health and medicine through a variety of pipeline programs. Please visit www.fresno.ucsf.edu

About UCSF: UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises three top-ranked hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area. UCSF also encompasses a branch campus in Fresno. Please visit www.ucsf.edu/news.

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