How to Apply

Our 2024-2025 OHSU PREP Application is Now Open!

Submit all of your documents and complete an application form online via the Competitive Application Portal (CAP), powered by InfoReady. To access the OHSU PREP application, first create an account on InfoReady. To view the complete application before starting, please review this PDF. If you have any questions as you prepare your application, please email The 2024-2025 cohort will begin no earlier than July 1st. 

You will need to upload the following documents to your online application as PDFs:

One document (1 page max) that includes a short personal statement, including your interest to pursue a research career and a description of your research experience to date.

A current curriculum vitae or resume. This document should contain any research experiences (if applicable).

Copy of your unofficial transcript(s) submitted electronically. For students who are currently enrolled please provide transcripts with grades through the end of Winter 2023 (including your transfer transcript record, if relevant). For students who have completed a bachelor's degree, please include your final transcript. Additionally, if you are a transfer student, please include any other transcripts from previous institutions. Include any transcripts from courses taken post bachelor's degree. 

Two letters of recommendation from people acquainted with your work. One recommendation letter should be from a research mentor that can discuss your passion for and experiences within research. You will need to enter the email address of your two recommenders and they will be contacted by the program directly.

You are strongly encouraged to use the notification feature to send your recommenders an email with instructions on how to submit their letter. When you click "Send Letter Request" on a saved draft application in InfoReady, your letter writers will receive an automated email containing a unique link to upload their letters, even while you continue working on your draft. If you choose to not send them a notification, your recommenders will only receive a submission link once you submit the entire application, so be sure to complete the application well ahead of the deadline to give your recommenders adequate time to submit their letters.

If your recommender did not receive a link or you have questions about this step, please contact OHSU PREP at

You should also be prepared to provide information about any other work experience you may have had outside of research and what you hope to gain from participating in OHSU PREP. You will also be asked to provide the names of 3-5 faculty that you would like to work with from our list of participating faculty (including a few sentences of why you chose each one).

You will be able to save your application and return to it at a later date if you do not want to fill it all out in one sitting. To view a the complete application for this year, please review this PDF.