Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

Thank you for your interest in PREP at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. At this time, PREP is not accepting any new applicants for Fall 2018 entry.

Please visit the NIH website for information about other PREP programs


The Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) funded by the NIGMS, provides individualized mentoring, coursework, the development of strong laboratory research skills, and a supportive learning environment for post-baccalaureate students interested in pursuing PhD or MD/PhD training and research careers in biomedicine.

PREP builds upon your scholarly skills and personal research interests through laboratory investigation, seminars and works-in-progress sessions. As a PREP scholar, you spend one or two years in PREP, with roughly 75 percent of that time dedicated to the laboratory.

Meet the PREP Director and Associate Director

Terry Ann Krulwich, PhD 
Director, PREP
Sharon & Frederick A. Klingenstein-Nathan G. Kase, MD Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences

Jeanne P. Hirsch, PhD
Associate Director, PREP 
Associate Professor, Pharmacological Sciences and Associate Professor, Oncological Sciences

Eric Sobie, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacological Sciences 
Senior Associate Dean for Programmatic Development, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

2016 Regional PREP Symposium

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will be hosting its fifth annual PREP symposium with regional PREP participation from the University of Pennsylvania and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. PREP scholars from each school will present short oral talks which will be followed by a keynote speech by a PREP graduate from the first year of the program, Magdia De Jesus, PhD. PREP students from ISMMS will have the opportunity to present a poster about their PREP work. Learn more about the 2016 Regional PREP Symposium.