Resources and Research Opportunities



Resources

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 at the Office of Career Services Resource Library include books such as:

Health/Human Services Section

  • Careers in Medicine Planning
  • Your Medical Career

Medicine Section

  • Medical School: The Interview and the Applicant
  • Medical School Curriculum Director
  • REA’s Authoritative Guide to Medical and Dental Schools
  • Barron’s Guide to Medical and Dental Schools
  • The Premedical Planning Guide

Research Opportunities at Connecticut College 

Biology Department

Mary and Richard Scott Foundation Internship in Biomedical Sciences

Mary and Richard Scott Foundation Internship in Biomedical Sciences is 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

Pfizer Central Research offers a winter internship in Pharmaceutical Chemistry 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, 310B New London Hall. For further information and complete instructions, please contact Professor Owen.