Doctors Academy

The home of the Selma High School Doctors Academy

UCSF Guest Speaker

Thank you to UCSF Fresno alumni Paul Hsiao, DDS, MPH for visiting our Doctors Academy program today!

He spoke about his early childhood in Liberia, his undergraduate time at Berkeley, his love to be a life long learner and the importance of having mentors and friends who have similar ambitions.

We are grateful to have the opportunity to listen to someone with such wisdom and passion for his profession

Children’s Books about Diseases and Disorders

One of our Students; Allyson Bautista (Class of 2019) created a Children’s Book about a urinary disorder for her Anatomy & Physiology Class. She hand drew the artwork herself and wrote the narrative. Her hard work paid off with something worth sharing.

Most literature for diseases and disorders is written for adults, even though children are also affect by them. Perhaps one day Allyson’s stories will be in waiting rooms at Doctors offices CaptureCapture1 David and The Disturbing Case of Dysuria

Stop the Bleed by UCSF

Check out the coverage by the Fresno Bee on our Stop the Bleed seminar

Class of 2019 Visiting Fresno State Library

Our student are starting their clinical research project that is in conjunction with their summer internship.

Continue reading “Class of 2019 Visiting Fresno State Library”

Health Education and Leadership Conference – March 17th

10th Grade Workshop – Cranial Nerve Activity with a Neurologist & Pharmacy Specialties

11th Grade Workshop  – Emergency Room Triage with an ER Doc! & a discussion panel with current medical school students.

A great opportunity that should not be missed.  Transportation is provided as is breakfast! Fun starts at 7:45 AM at Sunnyside High School


Registration here:

2_14_18, 8_38 AM Office Lens

DA in the Clarion

Doctor’s Academy feature in the Clarion Student Newspaper.

See the full article here:

AAGF Recognizes Student & Teacher and their Contributions to Gastroschisis.

What is Avery’s Angles?

In 2008 Meghan Hall Rauen and Jared Rauen found out that their little boy would be born with gastroschisis. During Avery’s life, he not only provided them with hope and joy, there was an incredible rise in their community to support the little family through the process. From meals, to gas cards, prayers and thoughts to folks donating blood in solidarity for Avery’s fight. Even Avery’s team at UNC Chapel Hill NCCC was also heavily involved in educating and supporting Meghan and Jared during Avery’s time. There were angels around them the entire time. Avery stayed 107 days in the NICU- from April 14th 2009 and passed on July 30th 2009 unexpectedly from unforeseen complications. During this time the little family had many happy memories and a well-supported experience because of the tremendous efforts of their entire community.

Sonia Mendoza and Jennifer Huaracha Hernandez were recognized for their work in studying Gastroschisis and the Selma Enterprise did a nice article on the Doctors Academy summer internship, the topic of Gastroschisis and Avery’s Angles.

Capture.PNGSee the Selma Enterprise article here:

See the recognition by Avery’s Angles here:

UCSF – Community Regional Medical Center – Public Surgery Center Tour & Demonstration


By Galilea Torres

Saturday, November 4th, a group of about 8 Selma High Doctors academy sophomores and freshman attended the Community Regional Medical Center’s demonstration day.  We were brought into an orientation room where they taught us the ways on how to operate a hospital. To start the day off our journey was putting on medical scrubs.  The doctors had told us it could get messes.  My best friends and I were about to participate in a simulated emergency scenario and we did not know what to expect.  There were real people, who were acting, with Hollywood style makeup and props.  Honestly I could not tell the differences between a real injury and the make up.  As we were getting ready all I remember is that it was a blur, my adrenaline was rushing and we were all excited.

Our first scenario started off with blood………. blood everywhere, it spilled the moment the other “doctors” drill the into the skull to get the damaged section bone off.   The patient, who didn’t wear a helmet while driving a motorcycle, is laying on the table with two surgeons who were looking at his eyes; they noticed one pupil was bigger than the other and they suspected fluid build up inside the brain. We entered another room and straight into a a laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, or gallbladder removal. We were able to watch the surgeon use the davinci robot to perform the laparoscopic surgery; it was nothing like I had imagined.  I was really surprised to see the surgeon NOT actually doing the surgery but rather using a robotic arm to do such a complex  task.  The surgeons told us that this is the way of the future and that WE ARE THE FUTURE.  They told us to study hard and to never give up on our dreams…… even if sometimes it seems like they are unreachable.

It was a great experience and I am grateful to have the opportunity.
Thank you to the UCSF LACMER staff and the doctors who took their time to be with us that day.

It truly is a memory I will not forget

Senior’s Visit Fresno State

by Brianna Colado Class of 2018

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, the Senior doctors academy class visited the Fresno State campus. It was a day where they got to tour the campus, as well as the dorms, and find out more about the school itself. They got to experience a lecture, listen to a presentation about HCOP, and learn more about the several opportunities that the school offers to its students. After the long day the students were able to enjoy themselves by bowling at the school’s bowling alley. They then made their way to the Fresno area College Night. At this event colleges from all over California, and out of state have representatives that the students can speak to and find out more information about the schools that interest them.

This was a great opportunity for our students to see what Fresno State has to offer them for their future and we are grateful to have a great University in our backyard


Create a free website or blog at

Up ↑