Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (U-M PREP)
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Your Next Step is U-M PREP

A 1 to 2-year research training program designed to help trainees strengthen their candidacy for admission to the nation's strongest biomedical sciences PhD and dual degree programs.

Postbac U-M PREP at Michigan

U-M PREP is part of the training efforts of the NIH's Diversity in the Biomedical Workforce initiative and is supported by the NIH Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity.

U-M PREP encourages applications from underrepresented minorities who hold a recent baccalaureate degree in a field related to biomedical sciences that are interested in pursuing a research doctorate. View all PREP Participating Institutions. Through this program, our U-M PREP trainees have the opportunity to work alongside one of our faculty to strengthen their research skills and increase their competitiveness in their pursuit of a PhD degree in biomedical sciences.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learners in our programs each have an intersectionality of many identities, perspectives and experiences. We embrace the diversity within our community and are committed to continuously enriching a more diverse, equitable and inclusive legacy. Read the University’s 2024 statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Postbac U-M PREP
2690 Taubman Health Sciences Library
1150 W. Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor-MI 48109-5619
Phone: 734-647-5773
Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

OGPS is the support office for all post-baccalaureate students and provides DEI opportunities, Career and Professional Development support, Health and Wellness activities, and connections to Student Organizations.

Program Details

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Application Process

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Apply and Learn More

The U-M PREP application is now closed. The application for the 2025-2026 year will open in January 2025. 

Informational online webinars will be scheduled in early 2025. In the meantime, please view our last informational session

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