We are looking forward to welcoming the new class of Combined Program in Dental Medicine and Combined Program in Medicine students matriculating with the entering class of 2012 at the main campus. The combined programs in medicine and dental medicine were established in 2000-2001 as a joint enterprise involving the Office of Enrollment Management, Undergraduate Admissions, the Honors Program, and the Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine in Farmington.
The program attracts some of the most gifted, talented, and health professions oriented students in the State and nation. Students accepted and matriculated in the program as undergraduates are provided an assurance of admission to the respective professional school provided that all requirements and expectations are met during the student undergraduate experience. Students typically complete a full four year undergraduate degree and then move directly into their professional degree program.
The vast majority of students admitted in the first several cohorts (2001-2008) have now completed and moved on to professional school training. Some of the early cohort students have completed their professional school degree programs, have completed their residency programs, and are now in either fellowship or clinical practice positions. The typical student that entered as a CPiM undergraduate in 2001 completed the undergraduate degree in 2005, completed the medical degree in 2009, and will complete residency in 2013.
The typical student that entered as a CPiDM undergraduate in 2002 completed the undergraduate degree in 2006, completed dental school in 2010, completed a one-year dental residency in 2011, and is now in practice or further residency or fellowship training. One of the core goals of the program has been to recruit some of the best and brightest to attend our flagship State University and to secure their enrollment in our State Professional School Programs. The vast majority of students have indeed gone on to enroll at our Flagship Professional Schools, yielding a win-win for the undergraduate and professional school linkage we envisioned from the start.
We offer this new group of Combined Program students a warm welcome. We are delighted that these students have selected the University of Connecticut, and we look forward to helping you meet your goals and ambitions. Congratulations to each of you!
We look forward to your involvement and leadership in our University family.
Entering 2012 Class of CPiM and CPiDM students
Henry Chen Norwich,CT Norwich Free Academy Biological Sciences
Brian Greco Trumbull CT Trumbull High School Finance & Biological Sciences
Daniel Fitzgerald Glastonbury,CT Glastonbury High School Actuarial Science
Nnamdi Amilo New Fairfield,CT Avon Old Farms Molecular & Cell Biology
Eric Chen Cheshire,CT Cheshire High School Chemistry
Quynh-Lan Dao Trumbull,CT Trumbull High School Physiology & Neurobiology
Farah Gazi Naugatuck,CT American School Kuwait Neurosciences
Varun Khattar South Windsor,CT Kingswood Oxford Biological Sciences
Sindhu Mannava Morganville,NJ Academy of Allied H&S Biomedical Engineering
Denisee Manzueta Waterbury,CT John F Kennedy HS Chemistry
Aayushi Mehta Sharon,MA Sharon HS Physiology & Neurobiology
Sonal Muzumdar East Hartford,CT Connecticut IB Academy Biomedical Engineering
Oghenefejiro Okifo Naugatuck,CT Naugatuck HS Biological Sciences
Michael Powell South Windsor,CT South Windsor HS Biological Sciences
Sarah Reid Lynbrook,NY East Rockaway HS Biological Sciences
Jahnea Williams Waterbury,CT John F Kennedy HS Biological Sciences
Raza Zaidi Closter,NJ Northern Valley Reg Biological Sciences
Diane Zhao Avon,CT Avon HS Physiology & Neurobiology