Application

Ready to Join UCHL?

Any interested applicants should review our Expectations and FAQ page before applying to understand what to expect as a volunteer. When ready to apply, please read the information on this page carefully.

 

Application Process Overview

There are 3 stages involved in becoming a volunteer:

  1. Fill out UCHL application before the deadline, including onboarding forms as listed below.
  2. After review of your application, we will invite you for an interview if you meet the required criteria listed below.
  3. If accepted, we will contact you with further steps.

Applicants will be invited for interviews and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all available spots are filled. Therefore, it is beneficial to your application to submit as early as possible after the application period opens. Interviews are granted to applicants who fulfill the required criteria listed below. Preferred qualifications are also listed for your consideration.

Required:

    • Completion of undergraduate freshman year by the start date of the program
    • 3.0 GPA or better
    • Completion of onboarding forms fully and correctly (see Application section)
    • Completion of application by the deadline

Preferred:

    • Interest in working with and/or coming from an underserved or underrepresented population
    • Leadership experience
    • Applicants who demonstrate:
      • Ambition, adaptability, creativity, and persistence
      • A desire to impact patients' lives
      • An inherent desire to learn more about health care

There is an application FAQ at the bottom of this page. If you have any additional questions on these requirements or the application, contact us at uconnhealthleaders@gmail.com. Once you are ready to apply, proceed to the application below.

 

Application:

The application for Summer 2024 is opening soon! Information is listed below:

Access the application here

     

    FAQ

    Q: I don't have my own car. What should I answer for the transportation question?

    • A: Volunteers are required to arrange their own transportation to volunteer shifts and meetings. In the past, volunteers without cars have successfully participated in the program using public transportation. If you do not have a car but are still interested in participating, you should provide a plan for acquiring transportation in your application (Note: relying on a carpool with another volunteer does not count. There may be opportunities for carpools after our schedule is finalized; however they are not guaranteed at the time of application.

    Q: I already graduated from college! Can I still apply?

    • A: Yes! Many of our volunteers are currently in their gap years.

    Q: Where do I get an HPA Letter of Endorsement?

    • A: An HPA is a health professions advisor - an advisor or advising office that specializes in working with pre-health applicants. Many schools do not assign a formal advisor to students; however, it is important for you to know your HPA office, as you will work with them on your school application. Below is a list of HPA contacts for various schools in CT.
      • University of Connecticut - premed_predental@uconn.edu
      • Wesleyan University - mrodriguez01@wesleyan.edu
      • Trinity College - Charles.Swart@trincoll.edu
      • Quinnipiac University - anna.gilmore@quinnipiac.edu
      • University of Hartford - mahan@hartford.edu
      • St Joseph University - ireed@usj.edu
      • CCSU - oseip@ccsu.edu
      • SCSU - robertse8@southernct.edu
      • ECSU - prehealth@my.easternct.edu
      • WCSU - CordeiraJ@wcsu.edu