Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative
Medical/Dental Preparatory Program
Is for college sophomores, juniors, seniors
or recent graduates. Priority consideration will be given to pipeline
- Is a six-week summer program consisting of two tracks.
- Track One MCAT/DAT Preparation Program is for students who will be taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or Dental Admission Test (DAT). The program focuses
on MCAT/DAT test preparation, clinical interaction with preceptors and introduction to problem based learning through case studies.
- Track Two Basic Medical Science Program is for all other students not on Track One. This track consists of basic medical science courses emphasizing essential principals of cell
and molecular biology correlated to problem based learning case studies. Clinical experiences and professional development exercises are also presented.
- Has two purposes (a) to facilitate the entry of these students into medical and dental schools by improving their performance on admissions tests and through professional development
activities and (b) to increase the retention of successful matriculants to professional schools through early exposure to professional education.
- Provides housing, meals and a stipend.
- February 28, 2013: Postmark date for all applications
- June 17, 2013: First day of program
- July 26, 2013: Last day of program
All Applicants Should:
1. Be college sophomores, juniors, seniors or recent graduates of pre-professional programs with a ‘B’ average or better.
2. Have high motivation and demonstrate potential for pursuing a career in medicine or dental medicine.
3. 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.
4. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
5. Submit a completed
application form (Word doc) available from your counselor, this web site, or
6. Have an official transcript submitted from each college or university attended.
7. Provide two letters of recommendation, at least one from a science instructor.
8. Submit score reports for SAT (or equivalent), ACT,
and/or GRE and MCAT/DAT if available.
9. Provide a copy of your Federal Income Tax Form 1040
or Equivalent for 2012 (submit 1040 form when completed and filed).
Return Application to:
Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3920