Prep program at University of New Mexico

The Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program  (PREP) at the University of New Mexico, under the  direction of Dr. Richard Cripps, is currently recruiting  nationwide and accepting applications for the 2011-2012  cohort. PREP is a National Institutes of Health (NIH)  funded program designed to enhance the ability of  underrepresented minority post-baccalaureate students in  the biomedical sciences to gain entry to, and succeed in,  nationally-recognized Ph.D. programs.

We anticipate to begin the 2011-2012 program in June 2011.  We are seeking recent (or May 2011) college graduates to  fill 9 PREP trainee/scholar openings. The scholars are  required to perform research for one full year with their  faculty mentor. In addition to lab research, scholars are  expected to

• prepare and take the GRE 
• seek and apply to Biomedical graduate programs 
• attend professional meetings • enroll in a Research Ethics course 
• present research 
• attend weekly meetings
• attend seminars 
• and other recommended activities. 
The program is an intensive one-year program. Although it  is time consuming, PREP provides scholars with great  number of tools, skills, and knowledge to succeed in  graduate school.

Please encourage recent or May 2011 college graduates to  visit the PREP website found below for additional  information and for instructions on how to apply. There is  no official deadline, however we highly encourage  applicants to submit their application by April/May of  2011. For additional questions, please feel free to  contact the Program Coordinator, Antonio Ba๑uelos at  [log in to unmask] or at 505-610-1725.

For more information please  view  the link below. http://biology.unm.edu/prep

Thank you,
[log in to unmask]