Off-Campus Resources

Our office is happy to highlight off-campus resources for our various communities of applicants as they progress through their pre-health journey. These various resources offer links to mentor and peer networks, employment and/or research opportunities, as well as scholarship offerings. This is by no means an exhaustive list of resources, and our office encourages people to do their own research as they see fit. If there is an organization you feel would be applicable to include on this page, please feel free to email our office at premed_predental@uconn.edu with suggestions!

First-Generation Students 

International Students

LGBTQIA+ Students

  • Out List
    A list of current LGBTQ medical schools “out lists,” or networks of LGBTQ persons and allies who are proudly out at their respective institutions (compiled by Northwestern University)
  • AMCAS Support Systems for Gender and Sexual Minority Students
  • AMCAS Diversity and Inclusion Information
  • Medical Student Pride Alliance
    An activist and social organization committed to empowering sexual and gender minority medical students and allies, with chapters at medical schools across the U.S. 
  • OutCare Health Mentorship Program
    OutCare Health, a non-profit that provides information on LGBTQ health and connections to LGBTQ competent care, offers students the opportunity to connect with an LGBTQ professional in healthcare for mentoring
  • Point Foundation
    The Point Foundation “empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential,” and has provided scholarships to LGBTQ medical students
  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
    AMSA’s Gender and Sexuality Action Committee is “dedicated to combating sexism and heterosexism, and to assuring equal access to medical care and equality within medical education.”
  • GLMA
    GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM health professionals in their work and learning environments

Students of Color

  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine Health Career Opportunities Program (HCOP)
    This program supports those who are enrolled throughout the academic year. The continuous pipeline of programs has been successful in helping participants realize their dreams of becoming health care providers. The programs are instrumental in aiding the development of the future health career workforce in the U.S.
  • Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
    A free six-week academic enrichment summer program for qualified freshmen and sophomores from racial and ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented in the health professions
  • AAMC Summer Enrichment and Pipeline Programs database
  • Tour for Diversity in Medicine
    A grassroots effort to educate, inspire and cultivate future underrepresented physicians, dentists, and pharmacists.
  • Black Men in White Coats
    Seeks to increase the number of black men in the field of medicine by exposure, inspiration, and mentoring.  To accomplish this, they partner with various medical schools across the country to produce short documentary videos which bring awareness to this issue that not only affects the black male population, but also the nation as a whole.
  • 15 White Coats
    A group of medical students determined to reinforce positive imagery in schools around the world by continuing a legacy of resilience. Our mission is to enrich accessible, cultural storytelling, inspiration and mentorship to the youth of tomorrow.
  • University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program
    A 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (Michigan Public Health) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health.
  • Public Health Leadership Fellowship Program
    A 10
    -week summer program at Morehouse University designed to prepare underrepresented, culturally sensitive, undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health.
  • Medical Organization for Latino Advancement
    MOLA offers a
    scholarship every year to undergraduate or graduate students of Hispanic or Latine descent interested in pursuing a health career.
  • MiMentor
    A national mentoring organization committed to mentoring the next generation of healthcare professionals. Their mission is to develop and support innovative and inclusive mentorship opportunities that will inspire the next generation of diverse healthcare leaders for underserved communities
  • Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)
  • Native Americans Into Medicine (NAM)
    NAM is a six-week summer enrichment program for college sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing health careers. The program is a two-summer project.

    Undocumented Students

    • AMCAS DACA Policies
    • AACOMAS DACA Policies
    • Pre-Health Dreamers
      A network and community of over 1000 undocumented students and their allies; the goal of this group is to
      share information on career pathways for pre-health undocumented students as well as advocate for more progressive institutional and governmental policies for undocumented students.

    Women in STEM

    • American Medical Women’s Association
      The AMWA is comprised of physicians, residents, medical students, pre-medical students, health care professionals, and supporters.  AMWA is the oldest multispecialty organization dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women’s health
    • sheMD
      A virtual community of female physicians who discuss, discover, and delve into the adventures of women in medicine and medical training