Summer Research Fellowship Program

Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative

The program:

  • Is for college sophomores, juniors, seniors or recent graduates. Priority consideration will be given to pipeline participants.
  • Is a nine-week program.
  • Is designed to provide a research enrichment experience and some exposure to clinical 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.

Handbook

Important Dates

  • March 1, 2018: Submission date for all applications. All applications must be submitted by midnight March 1 to be considered for admission.
  • March 1, 2018: Submission date for all supporting documents. All supporting documents must be received by March 1 to be considered for admission.
  • February 15, 2018: Admission decisions for applications completed by February 1, 2018.
  • April 1, 2018: Admission decisions for applications completed after February 1, 2018.
  • May 30, 2018: First day of program.
  • July 27, 2018: 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 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.

    • 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 2017 (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

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