College & Post-Baccalaureate Students

San Joaquin Valley - MedBridge (SJV-MedBridge)
SJV-MedBridge is a premedical, outreach program that supports community college students interested in becoming physicians. The application is open to current community college students in the San Joaquin Valley who are driven and seek opportunities to advance into the medical field with a goal of becoming a physician. Must meet eligibility requirements to apply.

UCSF Fresno Mini-Med School
Mini-Med School is a virtual public lecture series that provides an opportunity to learn about local trends in medicine and health sciences from UCSF Fresno faculty. Mini-Med School is open to middle, high school and college students, as well as community members.

UCSF Fresno Reaching Out to Aspiring Doctors (ROAD) Conference
ROAD for the San Joaquin Valley is traditionally held as a biennial conference and located on the campus of UCSF Fresno. During the COVID pandemic, the conference transitioned to a virtual platform. The purpose of the conference is to provide aspiring doctors, physicians, and surgeons with the information, resources, skills, and networking that is essential to achieving their educational goals with the hope that they will return to the Valley to provide culturally responsive care. Target Audience: pre-health, pre-medical and public health students from community colleges and universities located within the San Joaquin Valley. In addition, post-baccalaureate students from the Valley who are preparing to apply for medical school, may also attend the conference.

UCSF Fresno Academic Research Associates
The Academic Research Associates (ARA) Program offers premedical undergraduate students a unique opportunity to observe clinical medicine and participate in biomedical research. The program takes place within the Emergency and Surgery Departments at Community Regional Medical Center, and participants may join the program through Fresno State as an elective course. Must meet eligibility requirements to apply.


UCSF Fresno Pre-Medical Surgical Internship
The UCSF Fresno Pre-Medical Surgical Internship Program is a seven-month intensive and comprehensive program designed to prepare current pre-medical students from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine and from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to successfully matriculate into medical school. This program stemmed from the obvious need for increasing the diversity of the physician workforce in the San Joaquin Valley to meet the needs for our patient population. The program offers interested pre-medical students the unique opportunity to work with the Central Valley’s highly underserved patient population and to experience medicine through UCSF Fresno’s Surgery Department. The program is designed to equip the students with skills, such as networking, professionalism, communication skills, time management, coping with stress, personal statement writing, interviewing, that will serve them well into medical school and thereafter. The program serves an opportunity for the students to build a mentorship network that will support them through their application process and beyond. The aim of the program is to enhance the students’ candidacy for medical school. Must meet eligibility requirements to apply.

UCSF Aspiring Physician Program (APP) Fresno State
The UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence's Aspiring Physicians Program (APP) at Fresno State is a six-week intensive summer program where selected college students participate in medical school preparatory workshops, collaborate with local community-based organizations to create research-driven fact sheets, engage in intensive health policy workshops, introductory MCAT preparation, and partake in mentorship aimed at building their exposure, access and confidence in attaining a career in medicine. All students selected will receive a $2,000 stipend during the six-week summer program. The academic year provides mentorship activities, professional development seminars, and medical school readiness workshops. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all activities will remain virtual until further notice. Must meet eligibility requirements to apply.

UCSF Post-Baccalaureate Research Matchmaking Event
UCSF is hosting a matchmaking event for trainees who currently have or will have a bachelor's degree by June, 2022 and who are eligible for an NIH Diversity Supplement to meet UCSF investigators and discuss research opportunities funded through diversity supplements. Trainees who apply will have the opportunity to have short, 10-minute interviews with faculty in related research areas. Must meet eligibility requirements to apply.