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Q & A with Doctors Academy Founder Dr. Katherine Flores



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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.

Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email