The Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP) at the University of New Mexico is currently recruiting nationwide and accepting applications for the 2010-2011 cohort. PREP is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded program designed to enhance the ability of under-represented 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 2010-2011 program in June 2010. We are seeking recent (or May 2010) college graduates in the following fields (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical & Nuclear Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, & Psychology) 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 a great number of tools, skills, and knowledge to succeed in graduate school.
Please encourage recent or May 2010 college graduates to visit the PREP website at http://biology.unm.edu/prep 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 March 12, 2010. For additional questions, please contact the Program Coordinator, Patty Banuelos at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 505-610-1725.