PhD Recruitment Events
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Learn about PIBS

Interested in pursuing a PhD in the biomedical sciences?

Bringing PIBS to you

We want to bring U-M and PIBS to you. Every year we hit the road in search of the most highly qualified and diverse student population to enroll in PIBS and eventually find a home in one of our 14 PhD programs. Find us on our campus, on the road or online to learn more about our programs, research and faculty. If you have questions about a specific event, or any questions in regards to PIBS and the University of Michigan, feel free to email us at [email protected].


January 25: Wayne State University Career and Graduate School 

February 8: Ohio State University Graduate and Professional School Fair

March 12: University of Puerto Rico Bayamón

March 19: University of Michigan, University Career Center's Annual Health and Medical School Fair


July 19: NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair, Bethesda, MD

July 20: Summer Research Open House (RSVP), Ann Arbor, MI

July 21: University of Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference, Virtual

September 9: San Diego State University, Virtual

September 14: Xavier University of Louisiana, Virtual

September 15: University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA), Virtual

September 21: University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI

September 28: University of Puerto Rico - Ponce, Virtual

October 5: University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, Virtual

October 9: PIBS Open House #1 (RSVP), Virtual

October 12: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

October 14California Diversity Forum, San Francisco, CA

October 23: University of Maryland - Baltimore County, Virtual

October 26 - 28: Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Conference, Portland, OR

October 30: University of California - Riverside, Virtual

November 2:Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

November 4: 2023 West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference, Grand Rapids, MI

November 6: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Virtual

November 7: University of Puerto Rico - Humacao, Virtual

November 8: PIBS Open House #2 (RSVP), Virtual

November 15 - 18Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS), Phoenix, AZ

November 20: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

PIBS Preview

Are you interested in pursuing a PhD in the biomedical sciences? Would you like to preview graduate training at the University of Michigan, one of the largest and most vibrant research communities in the country?

PIBS Preview will not take place in the Fall 2023. Instead, PIBS will be hosting a visit for professional advisors and institutional partners from across the country. Prospective students hoping to learn more about PIBS are encouraged to attend on of our other recruiting events this fall or email us directly at [email protected].

PIBS Preview will be back in person and on campus for Fall 2024! UM PIBS covers the cost of travel, lodging, and food for all invited Preview attendees. Selected attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about applying to graduate school, the interview process, and life as a grad student
  • Meet with faculty, current students, and more
  • Practice exploring graduate programs and interviewing with faculty in a digital landscape

Open an online application and submit the following materials by July 31, 2024:

  • Application Form
  • Research Statement
  • Personal Statement
  • Most recent copy of transcripts (can be unofficial)
  • CV/Resume
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (1 required to submit your application, can request up to 2)

To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and plan on starting graduate school in Fall 2025 or Fall 2026. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Summer Research Open House

Explore Research Opportunities at Michigan!

If you are interested in exploring graduate and/or postbaccalaureate training in the biomedical sciences, consider attending our Summer Research Open House to learn more about the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS), Postbac Research Education Program (UM PREP), and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).

This year's PIBS/MSTP/PREP Summer Research Open House will take place in person on Thursday, July 20, 2023 from 10:30 am – 1 pm (EDT) in Palmer Commons.

This event is free and open to the public. We ask that all attendees register in advance by completing the RSVP form linked above. Lunch will be served. Attendees can expect to:

  • Learn more about biomedical research and postbac/graduate training at the University of Michigan
  • Receive advice on applying to graduate school
  • Enjoy break out sessions with representatives from the PhD programs that comprise PIBS, as well as UM PREP, MSTP, student organizations, and more

A more detailed overview of the agenda can be found HERE. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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