Are you interested in a career as a PhD-level biomedical scientist but don't know how to get there? If so, PREP@UC may be the program for you.
The Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (PREP@UC) is a one-year paid internship designed to help diverse college graduates enter a doctoral program and achieve a career as a PhD-Level biomedical scientist. The program is open to recent graduates with a Bachelor's degree who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, or who have a disability.
PREP@UC is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Our program is designed to fill a gap in PREP program coverage in Appalachia and a need expressed to us from students and faculty in our region (southern Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia). However, we welcome qualified students from across the United States.
- Position as a Visiting Scholar with a salary of $29,000/year + health insurance
- Learn laboratory skills and perform cutting edge biomedical research in a laboratory at the University of Cincinnati (75% of your time)
- Develop your professional skills through participation in journal clubs, classes, workshops and research seminars (25% of your time)
- Travel to a national conference to present your work
- Learn about the many career choices open to PhD level scientists
- Work with faculty to develop a career plan and prepare graduate school applications
- Develop a network of mentors to guide you through career transitions and provide you with reference letters
Application Deadlines and Program Dates:
- Applications for PREP@UC open on December 15. Completed applications will be considered on a first come, first served, basis. No applications will be considered after March 30
- The program start date is June 1
- The program end date is May 31
Dr. Brittany Allison
Assistant Dean for Graduate Diversity and Education
Dr. Teresa Reyes
Professor of Pharmacology and Systems Biology
Dr. Matia Solomon
Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience