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Research Mentors

As a member of PREP, you will get to research with our highly skilled faculty on their NIH supported programs. Choose from wide array of areas.
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Program and Training

Our program offers one year employment in research. You will receive math and science training, GRE workshops and seminars, and graduate application assistance.
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PREP Scholars

PREP aims to aid underrepresented minority students interested in medical school. A PREP scholar would also be seeking a PhD and a dynamic research experience.
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Welcome to PREP!

The CWRU PREP is designed to support recent underrepresented minority college graduates who plan to pursue research doctoral degrees and careers in biomedical research. The program offers a paid research experience with seasoned investigators in active and dynamic laboratories.

Outcomes of PREP at CWRU

  • 46 total Scholars admitted to CWRU PREP over past 8 cohorts
    • 16 males & 30 females
    • 19 Puerto Rican
    • 16 African American/Black
    • 10 Hispanic
    • 1 Native American
  • 45 outcomes (1 PREP is currently in year 2)
  • 44 of 45 completed CWRU PREP - 98%
  • 36 of 45 entered PhD or MD/PhD programs - 80%
  • 35 of 36 who entered finished degrees or are still in PhD programs (2.8% attrition versus 30% national average)
  • 2 have earned PhDs so far
  • 14 of 36 matriculated to CWRU - 39%
  • 40 of 45 Scholars completed program in 1 year - 89%
  • 3 Scholars entered MD/PhD programs

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Application season opens on December 1st of each year.

The application deadline is March 16th of each year.

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