Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative
- Is for college sophomores, juniors, seniors or recent graduates. Priority consideration will be given to pipeline participants.
- Is a eight-week program.
- Is designed to provide a laboratory research enrichment experience and some exposure to clinical medicine or dental medicine.
- Is for students who are interested in a career in medicine, dental medicine or biomedical research and for applicants who have completed some college coursework in biology and chemistry (preferably through organic chemistry).
- Is devoted to approximately 32 hours per week of work on a research project and 8 hours per week to required clinical experiential.
- Provides housing, meals, and a stipend.
The selected student will identify a faculty sponsor. Faculty develops and makes available suitable project descriptions. The student contacts his/her faculty sponsor in April or May and develops a research protocol. Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) students are encouraged to apply.
- March 1, 2023: Submission date for all applications. All applications must be submitted by midnight March 1 to be considered for admission.
- March 1, 2023: Submission date for all supporting documents. All supporting documents must be received by March 1 to be considered for admission.
- February 15, 2023: Admission decisions for applications completed by February 1, 2023.
- April 1, 2023: Admission decisions for applications completed after February 1, 2023.
- May 30, 2023: First day of program.
- July 21, 2023: Last day of program.
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 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.
- Have completed some college coursework in biology and chemistry (preferably through organic chemistry).
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
How to Apply
Please review the Frequently Asked Questions before submitting your application.
- Submit a completed application available from your counselor, this website, or by email to email@example.com.
- Submit supplemental material also to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- 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.
- Provide a copy of your Federal Income Tax Form 1040 or equivalent for the current tax year – only page reflecting number of dependents and adjusted gross income (submit 1040 when completed and filed).
Note: Only completed applications with supplemental materials submitted to email@example.com 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).
Kerry-Ann Stewart, Ph.D.
Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3920