UCSF Fresno Doctors Academy will hold virtual and in-person application information meetings

September 23, 2021

Source: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs, UCSF Fresno
Cell: (559) 313-6539 Email: bnikaido@fresno.ucsf.edu

UCSF Fresno Doctors Academy will hold virtual and in-person application information meetings 

FRESNO – The UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research (UCSF Fresno Latino Center) is accepting applications for its Doctors Academy programs now through Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Virtual and in-person info meetings will be held for programs at Caruthers and Sunnyside high schools.  

  • Virtual: Sept. 28, 2021, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Virtual: Nov. 8, 2021, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Caruthers Unified: Oct. 4, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Caruthers High School Media Center, 2580 W. Tahoe Ave, Caruthers, CA 93609 
  • Fresno Unified: Oct. 13, 2021, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or Oct. 26, 2021, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Sunnyside High School Library, 1019 S. Peach Ave, Fresno, CA 93727.  
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 help with the online application. 

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 High School. The only two programs open this year for recruitment are Sunnyside and Caruthers high schools. 

Eighth-grade students living outside the Caruthers Unified School District may apply to the Caruthers High School Doctors Academy and will be required to obtain an inter-district transfer. Sunnyside Doctors Academy is only open to eighth-grade students within the Fresno Unified School District. 

Program information and registration to attend the virtual meetings is online at: https://doctorsacademy.ucsf.edu/  

For more information, please contact: 

● Karina Reyes Banuelos, MAEd,  Caruthers High School Coordinator (acting coordinator while Mrs. Stephanie Huerta Alvarez is on leave) Karina.reyesfuentes@ucsf.edu  

● Paula Peterson, MS PPS, Sunnyside High School Coordinator paula.peterson@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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