High School Students

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 Doctors Academy Programs
The Doctors Academy programs operates as a partnership with contracting school districts and student eligibility requirements may vary based on district. Students from culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse communities, as well as those who would become first in their family to attend college, are highly encouraged to apply. Fresno Unified and Caruthers Unified School Districts currently offers a Junior Doctors Academy program at select schools. 
Must meet eligibility requirements to apply.

UCSF Fresno Summer Biomedical Internship
The Summer Biomedical Internship Program was established in 1988 to provide a quality biomedical research experience for high school students—the first of its kind in the San Joaquin Valley. The program matches high school students, in the summer between their junior and senior year of high school, with faculty members who have or are developing a research project. In the last twenty-seven years, over two hundred students have participated in the SBI program and many of them are finishing their medical residencies, are working in the biomedicine or biotechnical industries, or are in medical school or doctorate programs at various universities. Must meet eligibility requirements to apply.

UCSF Program for Investigation and Training for Careers in Health (PITCH)
UCSF Center for Science Education and Outreach's PITCH program provides high school students with an opportunity to explore careers in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy. Selected participants will have an opportunity to hear from guest speakers, conduct research, participate in labs directly related to healthcare, and many more activities. This is a 3 week summer program that takes place in San Francisco. Must meet eligibility requirements to apply.

SJV PRIME+ BS to MD Pathway
As a San Joaquin Valley based high school student, you now have the opportunity to start your pursuit of an MD degree at the University of California, Merced. The San Joaquin Valley (SJV) PRIME+ BS/MD is an educational pathway partnership between UC Merced, UCSF Fresno, and UCSF. This critical new pathway will educate and support the San Joaquin Valley's future physicians in serving the needs of our communities. This exciting new program will begin accepting applications in 2022, focusing on high school students who are committed to pursuing a career in medicine and dedicated to serving the unique needs of the San Joaquin Valley. Must meet eligibility requirements to apply.​