Doctors Academy Gives High School Students Peek Into Medical Field
Students get to shadow surgeons, pathologists and pediatricians at Kaiser Permanente’s Clovis Medical Offices.
The Fresno Bee:
High School Students Shadow Doctors At Kaiser Permanente’s Clovis Location
The students are part of a select group of about 30 students at Caruthers High School who are taking part in the Doctors Academy program – a challenging school-within-a school program at Caruthers, Selma and Sunnyside High Schools for students interested in health professional careers. The program started at Sunnyside High School in Fresno in 1999 and is dedicated to providing extended academic, personal, and career counseling as well as test preparation for ambitious students wanting a career in the medical field. (Barker, 7/7)
In other news from across the state —
Exide: Five Schools Found With Elevated Lead Levels
Lorena Street is one of two elementary schools where regulators working on the cleanup around the former Exide battery recycling plant found high levels of lead in yards where kids play before or after school, according to state data. The other is Fishburn Avenue Elementary School in Maywood. Altogether, Toxic Substances Control found elevated levels at five schools in samples collected one year ago. Neither the agency nor the Los Angeles Unified School District have notified the public about these findings. (Aguilera, 7/8)