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 - Health Disparities Clinical Summer Research

Year Program Started: 2008

Max. Participants/Year: 10

Application Deadline: February

Program Timeframe: summer (seven weeks)

Academic Level Targeted: college, recent college graduates

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

Type of Program: mentoring, career/academic planning, clinical research, shadowing in community health centers and clinics

Program Attributes: non-credit, meals provided, housing provided, books/supplies provided, stipend provided, mentors/advisors provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and recent graduates), disadvantaged status (economically/educationally disadvantaged), GPA/academic standing

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: dentistry, medicine, public health, PhD programs in biomedical or behavioral health research

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 Uconn Health Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative and Rowe Scholars Program.