Students from Caruthers and Selma high schools toured the University of California Merced campus. While there, they met with medical residents and students to discuss what it took to get them where they are. In all, 25 students were a part of Monday's event.
"The importance of this is so that we actually can help underrepresented students from our rural communities to actually become future doctors or health professionals, and will one day come back to the Valley and provide for their communities," said Lamberto Heras, an academic coordinator.
After touring UC Merced, the students took a trip to the UCSF Fresno Center and then toured CRMC.