Junior Doctors Academy

Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative

This program is:

  • For 11th grade students interested in medicine, dental medicine or biomedical research. Priority acceptance into the program will be given to former Great Explorations and Jumpstart Academy participants and students enrolled in Hartford Public Schools.
  • Provides students with a review of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Chemistry, Language Arts and proven test-taking strategies to increase SAT and ACT scores.
  • Offers a six-week, Monday-Friday, Summer Academic Enrichment Program for the selected students.
  • Offers a 30-week, Saturday Academy during the academic school year where students can continue to enhance their academic skills, college preparation, and exposure to careers in the health professions.
  • Provides assessments and evaluations throughout a student’s affiliation with Junior Doctors Academy and includes pre-, mid-, and post-testing; student and parent surveys; mid and final progress reports; etc.
  • Classes are held at UConn Health. Transportation is provided to Hartford residents.
  • Provides qualified students with an earned stipend.
  • Geared towards students who meet certain socio-economic guidelines (low income and/or first generation to attend college) and demonstrate a strong motivation and potential to enroll in a four year college program. See application for additional qualification criteria.
  • Parent/Guardian Orientation Workshops are held for all students participating in the program.
  • Parental Seminar Series are held for parents/guardians of all students participating in the program.
  • Enables students to participate in the High School Mini Medical/Dental School Program during the following academic year.

Important Dates

  • September 23, 2017 to May 16, 2018: 30-week Saturday Academy
  • June 18, 2018 to July 27, 2018: Six-week, Monday-Friday Summer Program
  • May 18, 2018: Application Deadline

How to Apply

All Applicants Should:

  • Be a rising junior in high school.
  • Have a ‘B’ average or better.
  • Submit an essay.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from a Science or Math teacher or guidance counselor.
  • Have an official transcript submitted from each high school attended.
  • Submit a completed application to hcop@uchc.edu.

Mail Supplemental Material to:

Tracey Higgins
Administrative Program Assistant II
Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3920
Phone: 860-679-8031
Fax: 860-679-7223
Email: higgins@uchc.edu

Contact

Nazle Jalaludin, M.Ed.
Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3920
Email:  jalaludin@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

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