How to Apply

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible individuals (see Selection Criteria below) are those who have graduated with a baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant science, from an accredited U.S. college or university, no more than 36 months prior to applying to a PREP, and are not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program or have completed a graduate degree. Eligible individuals must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.

  • Complete Online Application with Personal Statement
  • All official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test score reports (if available)

Send official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and standardized test scores (if available) to:

Attention: PREP
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1022
New York, NY 10029-6574

The deadline for all PREP application is March 1. Late applicants should contact before submitting their materials.

Selection Criteria

Underrepresented minority, disabled, or disadvantaged students who have earned their Baccalaureate degree and have a keen interest in entering a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply to this dynamic preparatory program. We are particularly interested in individuals who aspire to pursue research careers as Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. scientists. In reviewing a candidate's application, we consider a variety of criteria that demonstrate whether the candidate exhibits potential and motivation towards research with the expectation to matriculate in a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. program.

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Interviews
  • Research experience and/or evidence of strong research motivation
  • Standardized test score reports, if available (e.g. GRE, MCAT, SAT, ACT)
  • GPA trend during the undergraduate years

apply online

Deadline for application is March 1