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Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

Welcome to Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is a one-year biomedical research training program for recent college graduates from underrepresented groups who are considering graduate level training in the biomedical sciences. The program provides PREP scholars with:

  1. a year-long, paid, mentored research experience
  2. the opportunity to develop technical skills
  3. the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills

PREP scholars receive competitive stipends. At the end of the program, PREP scholars should have the skills needed to successfully compete for admission into a biomedical Ph.D. program at VCU or another outstanding institution.

For application information, please contact:
Dr. Joyce Lloyd
Director, PREP Program
Phone: (804) 628-2182
Email: jlloyd@vcu.edu