12 March 2009

University of Texas Medical Branch PREP program

Can't take part in an REU program because you’re graduating this spring? This may be the program for you!

The institution: University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston

The program: This one year program is for students who have received or will soon receive a bachelors degree. It immerses students in an active research lab where the excitement of biomedical research is obvious and nurtured with the hopes of encouraging them to pursue doctoral training in the biomedical sciences.

  • $20,000 / year salary with full health benefits

  • Enrichment activities to build skills and confidence to succeed at the graduate level

  • Mentored supportive environment for each student with individualized development programs

  • Help applying to any national graduate program

  • GRE preparatory class

  • Academic skills and research integrity training

  • Ability to take a graduate class to gauge level of preparedness

  • Access to research faculty and facilities

  • Fast track to a Ph.D.


  • Graduation with a biological science major (e.g. biology, microbiology) or quantitative or computational science major (e.g. physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering)

  • Some experience with research or have successfully completed laboratory-based coursework

  • A GPA of 3.0 or greater

  • Interest in biomedical science and issues and an aptitude for graduate coursework

  • Less than 3 years from BA/BS degree

  • Must be from a group under represented in science as defined by the NIH (African American, Hispanic, Native American). Economically disadvantaged or those with disabilities will also be considered.

Deadline: None. Applications considered year round.

More information: Contact PREP Director Norbert Herzog (email nherzog@utmb.edu).

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