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Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)
Diversity Programs: School of Medicine Post-Baccalaureate Program
Our Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) will accept applications from November 8, 2018 through February 15, 2019 (12 midnight EST). Top candidates will be invited for interviews and to meet potential research mentors in early April 2019. Selected candidates will matriculate in June/July 2019.
Our Application will open in November.
- 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 $34,000 plus benefits
Who Should Apply:
- US Citizens or Permanent Residents with a keen interest in entering a PhD or MD/PhD program from populations under-represented in the Biomedical Sciences.
- 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 PREP-DDP@jhmi.edu for questions about PREP eligibility or general application questions.
Meet our PREP Scholars!
BS (Cell & Molecular Biology) 2015, University of Puerto Rico
BS (Biology) 2015, University of St. Thomas (Texas)
James D. Barnett
BS (Biomedical Sciences) 2012, Auburn University (Alabama)
BS (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) 2015, University of Maryland, Baltimore County with mentor Michael Summers (https://chemistry.umbc.edu/faculty/michael-summers/ )
BS (Microbiology) 2015, Turabo University (Puerto Rico)
BS (Biochemistry) 2015, University of California, Riverside
BA (Psychology) 2014, University of Central Florida
BS (Bioengineering) 2015, University of California, San Diego
BS (Biology) 2016, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chelsy R. Eddings
BA (Molecular & Cellular Biology; Neurobiology) 2016, University of California, Berkeley
BA (Biophysics) 2013, Hunter College (New York)
BS (Molecular Cell Developmental Biology) 2016, University of California, Santa Cruz
BA (Neuroscience) 2016, Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)
BS (Psychology) 2016, University of Oregon
BS (Neuroscience) 2017, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore)
BS (Biology) 2016, State University New York, Plattsburgh
Cyrianne S. Keutcha
BS (Biochemistry), 2017, Georgia State University
BS (Neural Science) 2017, New York University
Melissa E. Fajardo
BS (Biological Science) 2016, Florida International University
Kelly A. Fogelson
BS (Neuroscience) 2017, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
BS (Biomedical Sci), 2018, Makerere University (Uganda)
Diego R. Ramos Ortiz
BS (Chemistry) 2018, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
BS (Genetics & Genomics) 2018, University of California, Davis
BE (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences) 2019, Cornell University (New York)
BS (Biology) 2019, University of Montevallo (Alabama)
Sergio L. Crespo
BS (Chemistry) 2019, New Jersey City University
BS (Biochemistry) 2019, University of California Riverside wit
BS (Biochemistry) 2019, Hampton University (Virginia)
Jareb J. Pérez
BS (Medical Microbiology) 2019, University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo
BS (Biology) 2019, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey
BS (Cell & Molecular Biology) 2019, Towson University (Maryland)