The Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) funded by the NIGMS, provides individualized mentoring, coursework, the development of strong laboratory research skills, and a supportive learning environment for post-baccalaureate students interested in pursuing PhD or MD/PhD training and research careers in biomedicine.
PREP builds upon your scholarly skills and personal research interests through laboratory investigation, seminars and works-in-progress sessions. As a PREP scholar, you spend one or two years in PREP, with roughly 75 percent of that time dedicated to the laboratory.
To qualify for PREP, participants must be recent baccalaureate graduates in the biomedical sciences and must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals or permanent residents and must have obtained their baccalaureate degrees from an accredited U.S. college or university no longer than 36 months prior to their application to PREP.
Those eligible to apply to the program include:
- Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in health-related sciences
- Individuals with disabilities
- Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds
Terry Ann Krulwich, PhD
Sharon & Frederick A. Klingenstein-Nathan G. Kase, MD Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics
Jeanne P. Hirsch, PhD
Associate Director, PREP
Associate Professor, Pharmacological Sciences and Associate Professor, Oncological Sciences