The University of Connecticut Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising Office values the opportunity to cultivate relationships with our alumni and create impactful and intentional engagement opportunities for our current pre-health students. By spotlighting alumni, holding alumni panels, and creating connections, we aim to support our students and alumni throughout their career journeys!
Our office is happy to support our pre-medical, -dental, -physician assistant/associate, -optometry, and -podiatry populations during their time as undergraduate students and applicants. Each year, our office supports over two hundred applicants to the health professions through a holistic applicant support process. To continually improve our advising approach and programming activities, we collect yearly matriculation data that allows us to see where all of our fantastic alumni have matriculated. We catch up with our alumni regularly through multiple different offerings like our Chat with Alumni series, our Interview Pairing Program, and our many alumni spotlights across this website.
Over the years, we have been proud to feed students to schools across the Tri-State Area, the Northeast, and the United States. Each application cycle, the University of Connecticut boasts around 100 MD matriculants; 30 DO matriculants; 30 Dental matriculants; 50 PA matriculants, and 10 Optometry matriculants.
To see more about where our applicants have gone off to—and insightful answers to questions like "Why did you choose to pursue a career in healthcare?" and "What advice to you have for aspiring pre-health students?"—please click the icons below to explore our alumni spotlights.
"Be yourself because nobody else can tell your story."
—Terrance Zhang, c/o 2020, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University c/o 2027
"As long as you are a kind and hardworking person, who genuinely wants to do good in the world, there will always be a place for you. The world always needs more people who want to make a difference, so as long as you do your part, you will find your way."
—Karen Alex, c/o 2023, Harvard School of Dental Medicine c/o 2027
A snapshot of our matriculated allopathic medical schools schools include the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Drexel University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, and University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.
A snapshot of our matriculated osteopathic medical schools include the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of New England College of Medicine, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine.
A snapshot of our matriculated dental schools include the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry Temple University, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.
A snapshot of our matriculated physician assistant, optometry, and podiatry schools include the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New England College of Optometry, SUNY College of Optometry, Quinnipiac University Physician Assistant Program, University of Bridgeport Physician Assistant Institute, and University of Saint Joseph Physician Assistant Studies Program.
To see more robust admissions data, click here.
Whether you are a prospective student, current student, or alumni, we encourage you to explore our alumni information to see all of the places UConn can take you, as well the things you can learn while you are a student here (and beyond)!
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