Doctor's Academy

Sponsor: Fresno Unified School District

Location(s): United States


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

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.