Dr. Katherine Flores, founder of Doctors Academy in Fresno County, spoke with GV Wire about her vision for Doctors Academy; educating parents about helping their child prepare for college; why Doctors Academy students are taught to recognize health disparities in disadvantaged communities; whether graduates of the program are now working in health care jobs in the Fresno area; and the importance of giving back to the community.

What was your vision for the Doctors Academy program?

Flores Interview – Doctor’s Academy Vision from GV Wire on Vimeo.

Many Doctors Academy graduates are the first in their families to attend college. How does the program help students and their parents navigate that?

Flores Interview – Working With Families from GV Wire on Vimeo.

Why is it important to talk to Doctors Academy students about health disparities in their communities?

Flores Interview – Health Disparities and Solutions from GV Wire on Vimeo.

How many Doctors Academy graduates have returned to the Fresno area to work in health care jobs?

Flores Interview – Professions in the Community from GV Wire on Vimeo.

A big goal of the Doctors Academy program was to expand the diversity of health care professionals in the Valley. Is that goal being met?

Flores Interview – Giving Back to the Community from GV Wire on Vimeo.

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