PREP (Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program)

The PREP (Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program)

is designed to provide mentoring, research skills, coursework and a positive learning environment to recent post-baccalaureate students, who intend to pursue a PhD degree in biomedical science.  This program is a unique opportunity for students to strengthen their applications to PhD Programs nation-wide by conducting research as laboratory technicians for one year at the University of Chicago and by participating in academic activities that will prepare them to be successful graduate students. 

The PREP Application for the 2024-25 academic year is now closed. Please see our Application page for links and details. The 2025-26 application will be available starting in December 2024.

2024 UChicago PREP Symposium

2024 PREP/IMSD Symposium

PREP Scholars at ABRCMS 2023

PREP Scholars at SACNAS 2023

PREP Scholars at SACNAS 2023

PREP Scholars at ABCRMS 2022

PREP Symposium 2021

PREP Scholars at ABRCMS 2019

PREP Class of 2019

PREP Scholars 2022-23


The University of Chicago is located seven miles south of the city center in the community of Hyde Park/Kenwood. The campus is bordered by two major parks and Lake Michigan. The University of Chicago enjoys the juxtaposition of stately gothic buildings and new research buildings furnished with the latest scientific facilities.

The city of Chicago offers endless activities for entertainment and leisure including restaurants, sports, cultural events, and shopping for all tastes and budgets.  Many students, staff and faculty live in the neighborhood of Hyde Park where the University of Chicago is located, and walk to campus or use the frequent free shuttle service.

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