Instructions

Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program in Biomedical Sciences (PREP)

 

Please fill out this online application and then select the SUBMIT button (located on the last page of the application at the bottom).

You will not be able to save your work and return later.

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APPLICATION SITE OPENS: December 1st

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS : March 1st

NOTIFICATION OF AWARD: April 30th

PROGRAM DATES: June 1st – May 31st

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1. COMPLETE APPLICATION FORM AND PROVIDE 2 NAMES WHO WILL SUBMIT LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION.

BE PREPARED TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.

Why are you interested in pursuing a graduate (PhD) degree in the biomedical sciences?
What are your personal academic interests, including short-term and long-term career goals, and your plans to accomplish them?
Have you had any previous research experience? If so, briefly describe below.
What skill(s) do you currently possess that will make you a strong candidate for admission into a PhD graduate program in biomedical sciences?
Please describe how the PREP can assist you in your academic/career goals.
List at least three research investigators at LSUHSC in which you have interests and provide a rationale.
Have you applied to any graduate programs?
Describe any obstacles you have had to deal with and overcome. (Optional)

2. UPLOAD OFFICIAL COPY OF GRE SCORES (optional)

3. UPLOAD RESUME (CV)

Be sure to include all education, employment, internships, presentations, publications, honors/awards, and other relevant experiences.

4. UPLOAD UNOFFICIAL UNDERGRADUATE TRANSCRIPT
Official transcripts are required upon acceptance.

Transcripts: Send one copy of your official transcript from each college or university that you have attended (including other institutions in the LSU System). Transcripts that show transfer credits from other colleges you have attended are not acceptable. Official transcripts are required upon invitation to interview or acceptance. You must have a GPA of at least 3.0 for undergraduate work & 3.0 for graduate work, based on a 4-point scale. You must have obtained a baccalaureate degree from a college or university approved by a regional accrediting agency and have been in satisfactory standing at the most recent educational institution attended. If documentation includes Social Security Number, please remove by using an editing program or print document, mark out number and scan to upload.

 

Personal Information

Personal Information

Check all that apply

Self Identification

Self Identification

All applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident to participate in this program.
Indicate the group(s) in which you would include yourself that qualifies as underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. Check all that apply:

Education

Education

Research

Research History/Interests

Recommendations

Letters of Recommendation : Provide 2

Academic Interest

Statement of Academic Interest

250 words maximum
250 words maximum
250 words maximum
250 words maximum
250 words maximum
250 words maximum
250 words maximum
250 words maximum

Documents

Documents Needed

  1. Complete this application

  2. Upload unofficial copy of GRE Scores

  3. Upload resumé (CV)

  4. Upload official undergraduate transcript

  5. Have official undergraduate transcript sent to PREP@LSUHSC.EDU upon acceptance.

Be sure to include all education, employment, internships, presentations, publications, honors/awards, and other relevant experiences.
If the document includes Social Security Number, please remove before uploading. You can remove if you have a pdf editing program, if not, please print document and mark out with a black marker and scan to upload.
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