About Prepare

Participants Eligibility Requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have minimum 2.5 GPA on his/her last 60 undergraduate semester hours.
  • Required to take the GRE (no minimum score)
  • Major in the life sciences (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biotechnology, etc.)
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident
  • Intention of pursuing a Ph.D.

Program Components

  • Research Experience
  • $21,000 research assistant stipend
  • GRE Prep course
  • Study strategies assistance and tutoring
  • Library and electronic research techniques
  • Faculty mentors
  • Research presentation skills
  • Information and strategies for financial support in graduate school
  • Choosing a graduate school

Core Requirements
Our Prep Program will provide core requirements for all first-year trainees, but additional activities will be added to address individual deficiencies/strengths. PREP Program Core Requirements are as follows:

  • Enrollment as a research associate for at least 30 hours/week
  • Weekly attendance (Fall & Spring Semesters) in either a research work-in-progress seminar or discipline specific journal club.
  • Weekly attendance (Fall & Spring semesters) in an invited speaker research seminar or Grand Rounds.
  • Enrollment in a biomedical ethics course
  • Attendance at the health disparities and role model seminars
  • Completion of a GRE preparation workshop in the first summer.
  • Write a paper based on the intern’s research results; and develop a computer-assisted oral presentation and a research poster to be presented at the end of the summer program

Housing is not included in the program. Visit http://students.hsc.unt.edu/housing/default.cfm for available housing near the campus.

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When you submit your application we will need the following items to complete your file:

  1. Submit two letters of recommendation from your undergraduate school mentors, addressing the potential of your graduate studies and expressing how a PREP program might benefit you.
  2. A copy of your Official undergraduate transcript(s)

Send application materials, refer any questions regarding the program, application or deadlines to:

Patricia Baker
Administrative Services Officer
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
University of North Texas Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, EAD 860
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Phone: 817-735-0642
Fax: 817-735-0243