Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program Admissions

Our Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) offers a stellar opportunity for you to hone your research experience once you graduate from college. If you wish to pursue a PhD or MD/PhD degree, or a career in biomedicine, you will have the opportunity to develop essential laboratory research skills within a supportive environment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Program Eligibility

Applicants to PREP who are American citizens should be recent college or university graduates. For non-citizen nationals or permanent residents, applicants must have obtained baccalaureate degrees from an accredited college or university in the U.S. no longer than 36 months prior to your application to the program.

We encourage students from racial and ethnic groups who are underrepresented in health-related sciences, and individuals with disabilities or disadvantaged backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following materials by February 1.

  • Unofficial undergraduate transcript(s)
  • Standardized test scores, if available (e.g., SAT, ACT, GRE)
  • Personal statement
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation required, additional letters accepted

Interview Process

After we screen all applications, we invite selected applicants for virtual interviews with faculty, as well as current and alumni PREP scholars. If you are an invited student, you will participate in a virtual interview with faculty in your specified area of research interest and then will be asked to attend a virtual "meet and greet" with PREP alumni, current scholars, and program leadership.

2023-2024 PREP Application Timeline

Month Admissions Cycle
February Applications are due
March Interview dates begin
March Notifications are sent
August Program begins