Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative Summer Research Fellowship Program

Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs
Farmington, CT.
Type Academic Enrichment, Clinical Observation, Clinical Research


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.

More Information

University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3920
Phone: 860-679-3483