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 30 hours per week of work on a research project and 10 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 with a ‘B’ average 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

  • Submit a completed application available from your counselor, this website, or by email to hcop@uchc.edu.
  • Submit score reports for SAT, ACT, PEAU, TOEFL, and/or GRE and MCAT/DAT if available.
  • Have an official transcript submitted from each college or university attended.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation, at least one from a science instructor.
  • Provide a copy of your Federal Tax Form 1040 or Equivalent for 2016 (does not have to accompany application – submit 1040 Form – only page reflecting number of dependents and adjusted gross income – when completed and filed with IRS).

Mail Supplemental Material to:

Jan Figueroa
Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3920
Phone: 860-679-3483
Fax: 860-679-1875
Email: jfigueroa@uchc.edu

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