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About the Doctors Academy

The Doctors Academy (DA) is a challenging school-within-a school program at Caruthers, Selma and Sunnyside High Schools for students interested in health professional careers. The program provides extended academic, personal, and career counseling as well as test Doctors Academy Logopreparation.

The Doctors Academy includes: Summer school enrichment programs; rigorous accelerated classes with an emphasis on math, science and writing; weekly tutorial support from current college students; Study academies and workshops; special counseling and support services; parent empowerment workshops; medical or health practitioner mentors; clinical placement in medical, science or health settings.

In addition, the UCSF Fresno Pharmacy Education Program has collaborated with the UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research (LaCMER) in bringing a pharmacy education program that includes information on careers in Pharmacy and pathway to Pharmacy school.

Mission Statement

To nurture the development of future doctors and allied health professionals who can deliver culturally sensitive and appropriate health services to the ethnically diverse population of Fresno County by providing a supportive and academically rigorous education pipeline program for students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds.