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Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)


Our new NIH-funded program will accept applications from January 20, 2015 through March 2, 2015 (5 pm EST). Top candidates will be invited for interviews and to meet potential research mentors April 23 and 24, 2015 (arrive for interview on Wednesday, April 22nd  and depart Saturday, April 25th). Finalists will matriculate in June 2015.

PREP provides:

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE— Scholars will conduct hypothesis-driven research in their Mentor’s lab, with day-to-day guidance by an experienced PhD student or postdoc. Scholars will participate in weekly lab meetings and department seminars, and present research posters at our summer research celebration, two vibrant PhD program retreats, and a national meeting of their choice.

COMMUNITY— Monthly science ‘chalk-talks’ and off-campus activities with a dedicated team of faculty and peer mentors (PhD students, postdocs).

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING and PERSONAL GROWTH— Scholars will participate in workshops designed to (a) improve spoken communication and scientific writing skills, (b) explore the PhD career spectrum, and (c) improve inter-personal skills by understanding their own strengths and ‘blind spots’.

PREPARATION for GRE exam, graduate school applications and interviews

ANNUAL SALARY and benefits


US Citizens or Permanent Residents with a keen interest in entering a PhD or MD/PhD program

College seniors or recent graduates with bachelor’s degree in biomedical science (biochemistry, chemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, microbiology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biophysics or related fields)

We consider a variety of factors that demonstrate scientific potential and motivation for PhD careers. Applicants should have strong grades in science and math (GPA 3.3 or better), or a strong upward trajectory in science/math grades. Exceptions may be made for students with research experience.

Please contact Catherine L.Will for an application.


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