University of Connecticut Health Center
Health Career Opportunity Programs
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3920

P: (860) 679-3483
F: (860) 679-1875

Director: Marja Hurley

Contact: Jan Figueroa
P: (860) 679-3483
F: (860) 679-1875

Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative - High School Student Research Apprentice Program

Year Program Started: 1983

Max. Participants/Year: 15

Application Deadline: February

Program Timeframe: summer (six weeks)

Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group, African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, or others from disadvantaged backgrounds

Type of Program: research, mentoring, career/academic planning

Program Attributes: non-credit, salary provided, mentors/advisors provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (open only to 11th and 12th grades), area of residence (Connecticut), disadvantaged status (economically/educationally disadvantaged), juniors at Connecticut schools who have an on-site school-to-career or career-to-work coordinator

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: dentistry, medicine, science (biomed), science (health)

Additional Comments: Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria, and have a high probability of fulfilling the social and educational goals of this program. Primary consideration is given to students who have participated in the University of Connecticut Health Center Health Professions Partnership Initiative.