Prospective Students

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Recognizing that the full diversity of the American population is not represented in the fields of medicine or health-related research, the Pritzker School of Medicine and the Biological Sciences Division are committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse class of students.

Pritzker Pipeline Programs

The Pritzker School of Medicine’s Pipeline Programs are designed to prepare high school and college students for careers in medicine and health-related research. All four programs below place a high priority on creating opportunities for talented students from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

Recent college graduates who want to pursue careers in the biomedical or behavioral sciences are encouraged to apply for the Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP). PREP Scholars are employed as lab technicians for one year at the University of Chicago and participate in academic activities designed to help them prepare for successful application to a PhD program.

The program is available to members of groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical or behavioral sciences. Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents who intend to pursue a PhD upon completion of the program.