The School of Social Work is a part of the University of Connecticut Center for Public Health and Health Policy Urban Services Track (UST). The program is designed to produce a cohort of well-qualified health care professionals committed to serving Connecticut’s urban underserved populations. Currently, students from the UConn Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine, Dental Medicine and Social Work, as well as Quinnipiac University Physician Assistant program, participate in the program.
Students are known as Urban Health Scholars and develop competencies in a number of different health care areas including population health, health policy, advocacy, health care financing and management, leadership, community resources, interdisciplinary health care teams, and quality improvement.
Students will be expected to participate in several learning retreats over two years and take part in elective clinical experiences that focus on underserved settings such as homeless shelters, community health fairs, and migrant farm workers clinic.
Students must be in their first year of Field Education and not planning on participating in a Summer Block.
Students may be enrolled in the either a 2, 3, or 4 year program in any method concentration.
Students should demonstrate potential for success in both their academic and field education pursuits.