Pre-College Research Program

Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative

The program is:

  • For college pre-freshmen who will be matriculating at UConn. Priority consideration will be given to pipeline participants.
  • A six-week summer program.
  • Focused on enhancing the preparation of high school seniors for college.
  • Held on the campus of UConn in Storrs.
  • Provides a research experience in one of the basic science laboratories.
  • Structured to provide room and board.

Important Dates

  • May 8, 2015: Application Deadline
  • July 6, 2015 to August 7, 2015: Monday-Friday Summer Program

How to Apply

All Applicants Should:

  • Be college pre-freshmen who will be matriculating at UConn with a ‘B’ average or better.
  • Have a high motivation and demonstrated potential for pursuing a career in medicine, dental medicine or biomedical research.
  • 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.
  • Submit a completed application to hcop@uchc.edu.
  • Have an official transcript submitted from each high school attended.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation, at least one from a science teacher.
  • Provide a copy of your Federal Income Tax Form 1040 or Equivalent for 2014 (submit 1040 when completed and filed).
  • Submit official SAT and/or ACT score report.

Priority consideration will be given to Pipeline participants.

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