Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)-Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

Wake Forest University
Wiston-Salem, NC.
Type Basic Science Research


We are pleased to offer the WFSM Post-baccalaureate Research Education (PREP) Scholars opportunity funded by the NIGMS and created in August of 2001 to provide 1-2 years of research, coursework and GRE preparation to students under-represented in seeking the PhD for careers in research in the biomedical sciences. The program received renewal funding in March 2014 for 6 positions. The program is primarily to provide intensive research experiences, but is also designed to enhance acceptance into graduate programs by providing a chance to remedy academic deficiencies and to provide assistance with the GRE. Students must be less than 3 years post-bachelors degree and interested in obtaining a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences. The positions are funded at a salary of $27,200 from the grant and the grant also provides for tuition for ~2 undergraduate or graduate level courses per year.  Trainees accepted into the program select research mentors from a wide range of topic areas for their research intensive experience. There are journal clubs and other enrichment activities provided throughout the year. 

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Hypertension and Vascular Research
Attn: PREP
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1032
Telephone: (336) 716-0757
FAX: (336) 716-2456
Email: PREP@wakehealth.edu