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2015 Eastern CT Healthcare Conversation:
Responding to Changes in the Workforce

July, 2015 – SURP Press Release:
Health and Life Science Undergraduate Research Program

January, 2015 – Connecticut’s Allied Health Workforce:
Challenges and Opportunities

July 2014 – SURP Press Release:
Eastern Hosts Health, Life Sciences Summer Research Program

Connecticut State Health Assessment:
Preliminary Findings as of 2013


Center for Public Health and Health Policy:
Area Health Education Center

Community Health Center Association of Connecticut:
Community HealthCorps

The Bioscience Cluster of Connecticut

The Jackson Laboratory:
Leading the Search for Tomorrow’s Cure

Graduate Programs

Physical TherapyPhysical Therapy Centralized Application Services
From their website:  “a service of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). PTCAS allows applicants to use a single application and one set of materials to apply to multiple DPT programs…”   They also provide information on pre-requisites, deadlines, and more.

Nursing – Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Certification
Accelerated nursing options – check into the requirements early to be prepared for these programs.

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Health Sciences Careers

Health Care / Public Health Careers – Overview

Health Care


Biologic Technician

Medical Scientist

Other Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Yale School of Medicine: Summer Medical & Dental Education Program
SMDEP is an intense six week program for approximately 80 goal oriented college students which exposes them to bio-sciences as well as clinical medicine.  Students will study many topics in Biomedical science including, Physical and Organic Chemistry, Fundamentals of Genetics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology.  Participants writing skills will also be sharpened in a Writing and Communications course. Further information about this program can be found here.

Harvard University: Summer Honor Undergraduate Research Program
SHURP is a ten week program designed primarily for students belonging to minority groups which are typically under represented in the sciences.  It is however not exclusive to these minority groups.  Participants will ideally be placed in labs which suit their in particular research interests.  There will be research opportunities in several biological & biomedical fields including, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Cell Cycle Regulation, Stem Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Endocrinology, Immunology, Molecular Biology and more.  Further information about this program can be found here.

Harvard University: Stem Cell Institute Internship Program
HSCI is a ten week program which provides motivated undergraduate students with laboratory research opportunities in the field of stem cell science.  There will also be future career guidance given to participants throughout the program.  Research findings will be presented both orally and in poster format at the end of the program.  Further information about this program can be found here.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Amgen UROP Scholars Program
Amgen-UROP provides undergraduate students with the ability to work alongside MIT faculty conducting research in science and biotechnology.  Participants will learn how to interact and conduct work in a research setting, analyze data, present their findings and more importantly network amongst other like-minded individuals.  Usually twenty students are accepted to the program each year.  Further information about this program can be found here.

Boston University: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
SURF is a full-time, ten week, research program in which 10-20 outstanding undergraduate students will be chose to work alongside Boston University faculty conducting lab work.  Students should be conducting research in one of the following fields if they are interested in the program: Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Ecology, Genetics, and Environmental Earth Science.  Further information about this program can be found here.