Health Disparities Clinical Summer Research Fellowship Program

Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative

The program:

  • Is for rising college sophomores, juniors, seniors or recent graduates. Priority consideration will be given to pipeline participants.
  • Is a seven-week program.
  • Is designed to provide a clinical research and enrichment experience and an introduction to health disparities, cross cultural issues, principles of clinical medicine and skills for public health research and interventions.
  • Also provides an overview of approaches to cultural definitions, public health issues and discussion of specific techniques for working with diverse populations in community settings.
  • Provides housing, meals and a stipend.

Handbook

Important Dates

  • March 1, 2019: Submission date for all applications. All applications must be submitted by midnight March 1 to be considered for admission.
  • March 1, 2019: Submission date for all supporting documents. All supporting documents must be received by March 1 to be considered for admission.
  • February 15, 2019: Admission decisions for applications completed by February 1, 2019.
  • April 1, 2019: Admission decisions for applications completed after February 1, 2019.
  • June 10, 2019: First day of program.
  • July 26, 2019: Last day of program.

Application Criteria

All Applicants Should:

  • Be from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the health professions (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian) or others from disadvantaged backgrounds who meet all eligibility criteria and have a high probability of fulfilling the social and educational goals of this program.
  • Be rising college sophomores, juniors, seniors or recent graduates of pre-professional programs with a ‘B+’ average or better (Science GPA of 3.2 or better and Overall GPA of 3.3 or better) who are interested in a career in medicine, dental medicine, or biomedical research.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

How to Apply

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions before submitting your application.

    • Score reports for all exams taken: SAT, PEAU, ACT, GRE and MCAT/DAT
    • An official transcript from each college or university attended *
    • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a science instructor) submitted directly by recommenders
    • A copy of your Federal Tax Form 1040 or Equivalent for 2018 (submit 1040 Form – only page reflecting number of dependents and adjusted gross income – when completed and filed with IRS)

Note: Only completed applications with supplemental materials submitted to hcop@uchc.edu will be reviewed.

* Only official transcripts that cannot be submitted as an e-script can be sent by postal mail (please see FAQs for instructions on how to mail transcripts).

Contact

Kerry-Ann Stewart, Ph.D.
Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3920
Email: kestewart@uchc.edu

Granville Wrensford, Ph.D.
Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3920
Email: gwrensford@uchc.edu