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 Bañuelos at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 505-610-1725.
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