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.


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

Find information on program timeline, research projects and team.

Application Process

Find information on application requirements and deadlines.

Upcoming Informational Sessions

The application for the 2024 PREP Cohort is now open!

Please start your application through the Apply Now button.

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PREP Online Webinars

Monday, February 12
Wednesday, March 6

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom

Link to be shared the day before the event

RSVP for Feb 12

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom

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RSVP for Mar 6


If you are unable to attend one of our previous webinars, view our last informational session

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