Overview

We have a summer in Storrs for you!

UConn's Pre-College Summer, Pre-Med: Medical Anthropology and Global Health course provides high school students the opportunity to explore how medicine and social justice overlap and what we can do about it at a nationally ranked public university campus.

How will you make a difference?

What makes people sick? You probably know part of the answer: bacteria, viruses, physical injury, exposure to infectious disease, and biological changes in the body. But what else makes people sick? Offered during Sessions 1 and 3, our Pre-Med: Medical Anthropology and Global Health course discusses the other mechanisms through which people fall ill: poverty, racism, gender inequality, environmental destruction, and other forms of social inequality.

In this 1-week introduction to the field of medical anthropology and global health, we will explore how doctors and medical students can work with the tools of anthropology and social science to better understand how social inequality makes people sick.

This course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in health and medicine. Medical schools across the country are implementing curriculum that focuses on the social causes of ill health, and even medical school entrance exams are requiring students to have a grasp on the social determinants of health.

Students will be exposed to short readings, lively discussion and in-class activities, relevant video clips, and short group assignments to develop a better understanding of what makes people sick and how we can help.

The week culminates in a mock health intervention, in which students will develop strategies and tactics to address a current pressing health epidemic. This session will be of particular interest for students interested in pre-medical programs, public health, global health, social justice, or any career in the health science.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: After careful consideration and comprehensive discussions with many who are deeply invested in the health and education of our students, we have decided that the most responsible course of action is to cancel all Pre-College Summer 2020 sessions. Unfortunately, the Program's focus on providing a residential experience with hands-on courses does not make online learning a realistic or feasible option.  For more information please visit this webpage. For any questions or concerns please email pcs@uconn.edu.

Cost and Session Information

Costs and fees are determined by the number of sessions a student enrolls in (one, two, three, or four sessions). Enrolling in a weekly session, includes the selected academic course* taught by UConn faculty or experts in their industry, exploratory workshops, social programming activities, as well as administrative costs, all meals, and housing in an air-conditioned residence hall. Laundry machines located inside of the residence halls are available to participants at no cost. Participants must arrange their own travel to and from the Program, at their own expense. 

*Additional Course Fees: Additional fees to select academic courses may apply. These fees help to cover the added cost of supply kits, studio fees, travel, entrance fees, etc. For specific course fee information, visit the course's information page. If applicable, this course fee will be applied at time of course enrollment. 

Program Cost and Fees: 

ApplicationA non-refundable application processing fee of $45.00 must be paid in order to have your application reviewed. The application fee can be paid at the last step of the application process and is separate from enrollment costs. Our application fee is waived for students who apply before January 6th. After this date our standard application fee will be applied.

Enrollment: A $300.00 non-refundable deposit per session that will be collected at the time of enrollment is required to enroll in Pre-College Summer courses. This deposit will be credited to your program fee’s account balance.

Discounts

Early Bird: Take advantage of a $150 early bird discount when you submit your application by April 1st, 2020

Multiple Sessions: Receive a discount for enrolling in more than one session, as indicated in the pricing table above. Check out our Course Academies for bundling options!

Sibling Discount: If two or more siblings enroll in the Program during the same summer, the subsequent sibling(s) will receive a $100.00 discount off of their total Program fee.

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