Health Care Workforce

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Medical Assistants Vital to UConn Health Patient Care

Between outpatient clinics and hospital units, more than 260 MAs are ‘critical members of our care team’

UConn’s First Global Oncology Program

The program's leader is UConn Health Hematologist/Oncologist Dr. Victoria Forbes of the Carole & Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center who is working to ensure cancer care is available to all, no matter where they live.

UConn School of Medicine and Hartford HealthCare Renew and Grow Their Longstanding Academic Training Collaborations

Hartford HealthCare and UConn have had a nearly 60 year academic clinical training relationship, and just renewed another five-year academic affiliation

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Neurologist Dr. Amanda Hernandez

“UConn Health is here for the Latinx community," shares Dr. Amanda Hernandez during Hispanic Heritage month September 15 to October 15 and always whether for your health care or your medical education training.

UConn School of Medicine Welcomes the Class of 2027

Childhood dreams of becoming a doctor are coming true at UConn School of Medicine for 112 new medical students receiving their white coats.

Connecticut High School Students Conducting Research at UConn Health

UConn Health’s programs are having an enormous impact on the youth of Connecticut, the future of science and the research and health care workforce. Learn how and meet some of this year's graduates of the High School Research Apprentice Program of the longstanding Health Career Opportunities Program.

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Federal Funding Renewed for UConn’s Cross-Campus Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service

UConn's UCEDD is on the front lines in Connecticut helping those with disabilities and their families and building the capacity of the future workforce to conduct research and deliver evidence-based intervention practices.

Dr. Chioma Ogbejesi, a former UConn-trained nurse turned physician is now training at UConn School of Medicine to be an OB/GYN surgeon.

Power of Growing Diversity: Meet OB/GYN Resident Dr. Chioma Ogbejesi

“Medicine is not as diverse as it should be. It was incredibly helpful to me to have mentors,” says Dr. Chioma Ogbejesi, a future OB/GYN surgeon in her third-year of residency training at UConn School of Medicine. She was the first medical student in the new, growing Visiting Externships for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (VESUM) program to match to a UConn residency.

Mark Manson is graduating from Bloomfield High School and is UConn bound. After completing the Doctors Academy program at UConn Health, he will attend UConn for the next 8 years in its specialized program in medicine to dually earn both his B.S, and M.D degrees.

Doctors Academy at UConn Health Making Dreams Come True

Graduates of the Health Career Opportunity Programs were celebrated at its annual closing ceremony. Mark Manson, a senior at Bloomfield High School, has dreamed of becoming a doctor since he was four years old and is now UConn bound to earn both his undergraduate and medical degrees.

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UConn Students Help Thousands by Surveying Patients for Social Determinants of Health in Waiting Rooms

The UConn Health Leaders Program, co-founded by Dr. Henry Siccardi '23 MD/MPH, who is remaining at UConn Health for internal medicine residency training, has been a success in just three years