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) [email protected]  

● Paula Peterson, MS PPS, Sunnyside High School Coordinator [email protected]