Sponsored by the MARC Branch of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine offers recent diverse college graduates a paid research experience with seasoned
investigators in active and dynamic laboratories, and graduate coursework.
The Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) provides an
outstanding environment for students who feel additional preparation in research is needed. PREP Scholars enjoy mentored research experience,
graduate courses, GRE workshops, and a variety of venues to interact with and learn from some of the best researchers in the world.
Learn more about the Program
Outcomes of PREP at CWRU
|46 total Scholar's admitted to Case PREP over past 8 cohorts|
16 males & 30 females
19 Puerto Rican
16 African American/Black
1 Native American
45 outcomes (1 PREP is currently in year 2)
44 of 45 completed Case 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
A warm welcome to our 2015-2016 PREP Scholars. Stephen Carney, Gil Covarrubias, Angelica Cruz Lebrón, Kristen Lozada-Soto, Ilza Medina-Ortiz, Laura Menocal, Myrielis Rivera, and Owen Shelton
PREP Cleveland Indians Game
PREP Scholars taking in a Cleveland Indians baseball game in downtown Cleveland.
Application season opens on December 1st of each year.
The application deadline is March 16th of each year.