OHSU Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program goals

The Oregon Health & Science University Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is supported by the National Institute of General Medical SciencesOHSU Research & Innovation, and the Vollum Institute. The focus of OHSU PREP is to recruit and train Persons Excluded because of their Ethnicity or Race (PEER) postbacs for an intensive, mentored research experience with the goal to prepare them for pursuing a graduate degree in biomedical research. In addition to a year-long sustained research experience, OHSU PREP scholars will receive individualized competency-based professional and career skill development and opportunities that allow for cultural immersion through interactions with near-peer mentors (i.e. graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) and OHSU faculty from underrepresented backgrounds.  

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Apply to OHSU PREP

Read more about how to apply to OHSU PREP and eligibility.

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OHSU has cutting-edge research that leads to new cures, new standards of care, and better understanding of the basic science that drives biomedical discovery. Check out the participating OHSU PREP faculty members.

Scholar testimonial

"The mentored post-bacc training at OHSU was helpful for me in understanding how to gain admission to and ultimately succeed in graduate school. For URM and first-generation students, programs like these are helpful because they inform of you of the academic landscape, help develop your academic interests and allow you to better communicate your strengths and contributions for graduate applications." 

-Rachel De La Torre, Alumni, 2018