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Dr Webb

UMB STAR-PREP is intended for recent baccalaureate graduates who have a strong desire to pursue a research doctorate.

Please ensure that you meet all of the following criteria before applying:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must belong to a group that is underrepresented in biomedical research.  Per NIH guidelines, the following are the racial/ethnic groups currently underrepresented in biomedical sciences: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.  Students with a disability and students from educationally, culturally, socially, and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds are also eligible to apply.
  • Must have a baccalaureate degree in a biomedically related science obtained within the last 3 years or will be receiving a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S college or university before entry into the program.
    • Please refer to PAR-20-066 for exceptions to the 3 year requirement. 
  • Strong interest in pursuing a PhD within two years of admission into PREP.
  • There is no cutoff GPA at this time., however applicants must show academic evidence of a commitment to science. Prior research experience will be viewed favorably.
  • Must not be enrolled in any graduate program for the duration of PREP’s 12-month period.