A top priority for the Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine has long been the recruitment and retention of students from diverse groups who are underrepresented in American health care professions.
The Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs actively recruits underrepresented medical and dental students and supports those who are enrolled throughout the academic year.
The continuous pipeline of programs has been successful in helping participants realize their dreams of becoming health care providers. The programs are therefore instrumental in aiding the development of the future health career workforce in the U.S.
Bridge to the Future Science Mentoring Virtual Conference
Thinking of a Career in the Health Field?
Come join us at our annual interactive conference for college students.
Saturday, April 22, 2023
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Health Professions Partnership Initiative Programs
Middle School Students
High School Students
- Bridge to the Future Science Mentoring Program
- High School Mini Medical/Dental School Program
- High School Student Research Apprentice Program
- Jumpstart Doctors Academy
- Junior Doctors Academy
- Pre-College Academic Enrichment Program: UConn Storrs
- Pre-College Academic Enrichment Program: Central Connecticut State University
- Pre-College Research Program
- Senior Doctors Academy