Director, Latino Center for Medical Education and Research

Katherine Flores, MD

Katherine A. Flores, MD

Associate Director, Latino Center for Medical Education and Research

Emy Phillips

Emy Lopez Phillips, EdD

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Latino Center for Medical Center and Research

The UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research (LaCMER) provides multiple programs to address the serious shortage of Latino physicians and other healthcare professionals in the area. The mission of LaCMER is to develop individuals to become healthcare professionals who will ultimately return to the San Joaquin Valley and to provide culturally competent health care services to the medically underserved.

Health Pathway programs like the Doctors Academy and Junior Doctors Academy prepare students for careers in the healthcare field. These programs are proven to increase students’ exposure to healthcare careers and significantly impact college readiness, with 100% of our students receiving college acceptance.

If you are interested in supporting our programs, please click here and select “Latino Center/ Doctors Academy.” We appreciate your support!