The LCOE APP at Fresno State

The UCSF LCOE Aspiring Physicians Program (APP) at Fresno State is a six-week intensive summer program where students participate in medical school preparatory workshops, collaborate with local community-based organizationns to create research-driven fact sheets, engage in intensive health policy workshops, introductory MCAT preparation, and partake in mentorship aimed at building their exposure, access and confidence in attaining a career in medicine. The academic year provides mentorship activities, professional development seminars and medical school readiness workshops. All of these activities will be virutal in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The program is led by UCSF LCOE faculty Dr. Katherine Flores, director of the UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research (LaCMER).

For more information on UCSF Fresno LCOE Aspiring Physician's Program, please contact:

Leslie Giglio, Research Analyst
Email: [email protected]

Curriculum & Schedule

The 2020-2021 program is a six-week summer program beginning on June 7-July 16, 2021.

  • Introduction to health policy and writing fact sheets
  • Work with local community based organizations
  • Introductory MCAT preparation
  • How to prepare medical school application and statement of purpose
  • Guest speakers and medical school panelists


  • I am a full time Fresno State Undergraduate Student
  • I identify as Hispanic/Latinx (which is underrepresented in medicine), or two or more races/ethincities when one is Hispanic/Latinx
  • I plan to apply to medical school
  • I can commit a minimum of one academic year to the program. I understand this includes a six week summer program
  • I have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • I am a US Citizen, US Permanent Resident, or DACA status

* Eligibility requirements are dictated by federal HRSA funding for this program.

APP Informational Webinar 11.16.2020



2019 Cohort 

2020 Cohort