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Thank you for your interest in presenting to students of the UCSF Fresno Doctors Academy (DA) and Junior Doctors Academy (JDA)! We welcome your willingness to inspire the next generation of health professionals

To enhance the health career exploration experience, guest speakers from all specialties are invited to share during scheduled class sessions or at our annual conference. Guest speakers are encouraged to share experiences, health topic lectures or conduct an activity. Our curriculum has specific topics, prioritized for each grade level, however, we are open to hear what other topics providers are passionate about sharing. 

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Guest Speaker Coordinator: Angela Allison, 559.930.8783 or [email protected]


  • Caruthers High and Elementary Schools
  • Kings Canyon, Sequoia and Terronez Middle Schools
  • Sunnyside High School

Format:  In-person or Virtual

Note:  Classrooms are able to accommodate a virtual format, however to fully engage with the students in-person experiences are optimal.

When:  During the academic school year, class times vary

Length:  30 to 60 minutes

Audience Size: 25 – 40 Students (middle school or high school)

Guest Speaker Coordinator Support:  If interested in sharing a presentation or activity, contact the coordinator to discuss.  If the topic and general availability are provided she can identify the site and grade options that will meet the provider's availability and interest. The school Site Coordinator and school site teacher will be in class to assist as needed. Our hope is that you feel supported and have a gratifying experience as you share your expertise with the DA and JDA students.  We appreciate your time and the effort that goes into preparing.  

Supplies and Tools Available:  We can provide copies of handouts or other materials.  Our department has many stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, suturing tools, and models.  We will do our best to accommodate requests.

Topic Ideas

The following topics are just a guide, we welcome you to share a topic you are particularly passionate about or are a current focus.  Make sure to provide a short description to the coordinator so overlap can be avoided.

UCSF Fresno 6 – Topics of Particular Concern to the Valley

  • Diabesity
  • Valley Fever
  • Preterm Birth
  • Immigrant Health
  • Human Trafficking
  • Methamphetamine

Potential Topics Inspired by UCSF 49 (Recognize, Diagnose, Triage, Manage, Consult, Prevent)

  • Common Symptoms
  • Urgent Syndromes
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Common Infections
  • Common Cancers
  • Common Development Disorders
  • Mental Health and Illness
  • Trauma and Violence
  • Reproductive Health

Additional Topics

  • A Day in The Life
  • Tools Used to Diagnose and Treat
  • In this specialty, I treat …..
VHT Dr  Espino
Jacqueline Nguyen-Espino, DO, Valley Health Team at Caruthers High School, Caruthers Unified 2022
Dr kinman 6/2022
Renee Kinman, MD, PhD at Sunnyside High School, Fresno Unified 6/2022
Dr Costanzo 9-15-22
Dr Cory Costanzo, DDS at Kings Canyon Middle School, Fresno Unified  9/2022
Lemuel Rivera SJV Prime 2021
Lemuel Rivera, SJV Prime student sharing knowledge with students 2021