Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative
Summer Research Fellowship Program
Is for college
sophomores, juniors, seniors
or recent graduates. Priority consideration will be given to pipeline
- 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 and a stipend.
A faculty sponsor is identified for each student. 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.
- February 28, 2013: Postmark date for all applications
- May 29, 2013: First day of program
- July 26, 2013: Last day of program
All Applicants Should:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Have completed some college coursework in biology and chemistry (preferably through organic chemistry).
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. Submit score reports for SAT (or equivalent), ACT,
and/or GRE and MCAT/DAT if available.
7. Have an official transcript submitted from each college or university attended.
8. Provide two letters of recommendation, at least one from a science instructor.
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