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UCSF Junior Doctors Academy

 

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The Junior Doctors Academy (JDA) is a special academic enrichment program for motivated seventh and eighth grade students attending Caruthers Elementary School and who are interested in a career in medicine or another health profession.


Program Eligibility:


Applicants who are either educationally or economically disadvantaged, and who express an interest in pursuing a health degree program are eligible for participation if selected into the JDA program. Participants of the program must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or foreign nationals who possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States.

Selection of JDA students is based on:

  • Grade point average of 2.8 or better
  • Copy of their most recent report card
  • Personal Statement written by the student
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Application: https://doctorsacademy.ucsf.edu/ 

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Prepare students for a rigorous high school academic experience that leads to meeting entrance requirements of four-year colleges and universities.

  • Expose middle school students to colleges and universities and increase their understanding of what it takes to become a competitive applicant for higher education.
    • Increase student knowledge of scientific and health related topics relevant to a future career in a health profession.
    • Develop skills that will enhance students' academic, social and leadership abilities.
       
  • The mission of the Junior Doctors Academy is: To nurture the development of future doctors and allied health professionals through a supportive and academically rigorous educational program for middle school students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds.

    Program goals are to:
    • Prepare students for a rigorous high school academic experience that leads to meeting entrance requirements of four-year colleges and universities.
    • Expose middle school students to colleges and universities and increase their understanding of what it takes to become a competitive applicant for higher education.
    • Increase student knowledge of scientific and health related topics relevant to a future career in a health profession.
    • Develop skills that will enhance students' academic, social and leadership abilities.