PREP stands for Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program and is a
National Institutes of Health (NIH) training program. PREP is currently
accepting applications for the 2013-2014 cohort. PREP is designed to
enhance the ability of under-represented individuals in the biomedical
sciences to gain entry to, and succeed in, nationally recognized Ph.D.
This program is for recent graduates who want to continue their education
specifically in the biomedical sciences. PREP's main benefit is to engage
the scholar in cutting edge research for one full year with a faculty
mentor of your choice. We also offer many other benefits, such as, annual
salary, health/dental benefits, GRE preparation classes, tuition for
academic courses, travel support to attend conferences and social and
The eligibility requirements for this program are as follows:
The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be a
member of a group that is found to be under-represented in the biomedical
The applicant must be a recipient of a Bachelor's degree within the 36
months prior to the time of acceptance into the program.
The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (out of 4.0) and
demonstrate commitment to pursuing a Ph.D. in a biomedical research field
and have little or no research laboratory experience.
This is a very interdisciplinary program that recruits and accepts
applications from participating departments such as Biochemistry/Molecular
Biology, Biology, Biomedical Sciences(6 departments), Chemical & Nuclear
Engineering, Chemistry/Biological Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics &
Astronomy and Psychology but not limited to the previous mentioned
The application process involves
several steps, but there is no hard deadline. The first step is to go to
https://unmjobs.unm.edu, Search for a Posting number 0818051, then click
View to access the application. Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV,
personal statement, official transcripts, and three letters of reference.
All these documents are required, and must be submitted before we can
view your application.
For further questions or comments that you may have please contact the
program coordinator, Antonio Ba˝uelos at [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]
or Tel: (505) 610- 1725.