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Summer Research Fellowship Program

Photo of Summer Research Fellowship Program participant analyzing methyl cellulose plates.The program:

  • Is for college sophomores, juniors, seniors or recent graduates. Priority consideration will be given to pipeline participants.
  • Is a ten-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.

 

Important Dates

  • March 1, 2015:
    • Submission date for all applications. All applications must be submitted by midnight March 1 to be considered for admission
    • Postmark date for all supporting documents
  • February 15, 2015: Admission decisions for applications completed by February 1, 2015
  • April 1, 2015: Admission decisions for applications completed after February 1, 2015
  • May 27, 2015: First day of program
  • July 31, 2015: 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 website, or by email to hcop@uchc.edu.

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 2013 (submit 1040 Form – only page reflecting number of dependents and adjusted gross income – when completed and filed with the IRS).

 

Submit Application to:

hcop@uchc.edu

Submit All Other Documents to:

Jan Figueroa
Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3920
Phone: 860-679-3483
Fax: 860-679-1875
Email: jfigueroa@uchc.edu

  
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