Medical/Dental Preparatory Program (MDPP)

University Of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, CT.
Type Academic Enrichment, Basic Science Research, Test Preparation
Dates 18 Jun 2018 - 27 Jun 2018
Deadline March 1, 2018


The program:

  • Is for college sophomores, juniors, seniors or recent graduates. Priority consideration will be given to pipeline participants.
  • Is a six-week summer program consisting of two tracks.
  • Track One MCAT/DAT Preparation Program is for students who will be taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or Dental Admission Test (DAT). The program focuses on MCAT/DAT test preparation, clinical interaction with preceptors, introduction to team based learning through case studies, and professional development activities.
  • Track Two Basic Medical Science Program is for all other students not on Track One. This track consists of basic medical science courses emphasizing essential principals of cell and molecular biology correlated to problem based learning case studies. Clinical experiences and professional development exercises are also presented.
  • Has two purposes (a) to facilitate the entry of these students into medical and dental schools by improving their performance on admissions tests and through professional development activities and (b) to increase the retention of successful matriculants to professional schools through early exposure to professional education.
  • Provides housing, meals and a stipend.


All Applicants Should:

  • Be college sophomores, juniors, seniors, or recent graduates of pre-professional programs with a ‘B+’ average or better (Science GPA of 3.2 or better and overall GPA of 3.3 or better).
  • Have high motivation and demonstrate potential for pursuing a career in medicine or dental medicine.
  • 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.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

More Information

Medical/Dental Preparatory Program

Granville Wrensford, Ph.D.
Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3920