Resources and research opportunities
Your main guide to the medical school application process is Medical School Admissions Requirements, MSAR published by the Association of American Medical Colleges. A copy is available to reserve at the Library or you may purchase a copy at the Connecticut College Bookshop or by calling 202-828-1125. Or on line at http://www.aamc.org.
For osteopathic medical school information, order or review online AACOM's Osteopathic Medical College Information Book at http://www.aacom.org
For veterinary school information, order or review online Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements published by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. It is available in the Connecticut College Bookshop or go to: http://www.aavmc.org/Students-Applicants-and-Advisors/Pre-Vet-Student-Resources.aspx
For dental school information, the ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools is available at our bookshop or can be ordered through www.adea.org
Go to www.aspiringdocs.org for a comprehensive guide to the medical school application process.
Other resources available through CELS Career Office are online and are housed in the job/internship folder of the eportfolio which students access by logging in to Connecticut College’s intranet “CamelWeb.” Examples include "Spotlight on Careers" and paid subscription downloadable guides available through "Career Insider/Vault." (e.g. Veterinary and Animal Care, Physical Therapy, Biotech, Health Care Management etc.)
Mary and Richard Scott Foundation Internship in Biomedical Sciences
A ten-week, full-time summer research experience working with Professor Philip Barnes on research in genetics and evolution. Open to students completing their sophomore or junior years. Must be a science major with at least two years of biology and/or chemistry. The internship includes a stipend, plus free housing. The deadline to apply is April 1.
Additional opportunities in the biology department may be available contingent upon faculty research grants. For further information contact the Biology department chair.
Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, Biological Sciences Departments
Pfizer Central Research
A winter internship in Pharmaceutical Chemistry is offered by Pfizer Central Research to qualifying junior or senior chemistry majors. This paid January internship consists of two full weeks working under the guidance of Pfizer scientists in their laboratories. Interested students should contact Professor Bruce Branchini, Chemistry Department, in October to apply.
Keck Undergraduate Science Program
The Keck Undergraduate Science Program supports undergraduate research. Supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation and the Marion Lowell Jenkins '25 Science Scholarship Fund, the program encourages students to undertake comprehensive research projects over the course of 18 months and includes research during the academic year and summer.
The program is open to all students in the Biological Sciences (Biology, Botany and Environmental Studies), Chemistry (including Biochemistry), Physics and Mathematics. Students at any level may apply; however, preference will be given to sophomore and juniors. Generally, seniors are not eligible since they will not have the time to complete the requirements for the program.
Proposals are due in November, in the office of the Program Director, Professor Page Owen. For further information and complete instructions, please contact Professor Owen.