The goal of the LSUHSC-NO PREP is to prepare individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, who have recently completed their baccalaureate science degrees, for successful enrollment, retention, and completion of a PhD or MD-PhD training program.  The one-year program provides an annual salary of $27,200.

Eligibility

  • United States citizen or a permanent resident
  • Obtained baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university less than 36 months prior to PREP application date
  • Individuals from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research:  Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.
  • Individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
  • Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0