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Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program Admissions

Joining the Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) provides a unique and exclusive opportunity for post-college students to refine their research experience. The program is designed to prepare you for a future in biomedicine, whether it's pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD degree or a career in the field. By joining PREP, you'll be able to cultivate essential laboratory research skills within a nurturing environment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Become a PREP Scholar

We welcome your application to the Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program. If you have any questions, please contact our team.

Applicants to the Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program should meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • You must have obtained a baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant science field from an accredited college or university in the United States, no longer than 36 months prior to your application to the program.
  • Not be currently enrolled in a degree program.
  • You must have some lab experience, with an interest in protected time to develop additional skills research.
  • Individuals who bring diversity to graduate study in the biological or biomedical sciences because of their culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, disability, work and life experiences, skills and interests are encouraged to apply for the program. Individuals from the following groups are especially encouraged to apply:
    • Students who identify as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander
    • Individuals with disabilities
    • Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds

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

  • Online application
  • 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

Application Timeline

  • February: Applications are due
  • March: Interview dates begin
  • March: Notifications are sent
  • August: Program begins