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Research opportunities at UTMB address the full spectrum of basic, translational, computational and clinical research. Training in cutting edge research is offered through the following programs:

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The Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

Are you interested in earning a PhD in the biomedical sciences, but desire additional research training before applying to graduate school?

The UTMB PREP certificate program is for academically talented post-baccalaureate individuals from groups underrepresented in the sciences who are highly motivated to pursue a PhD and desire additional research experience and career skills training prior to applying to PhD programs. UTMB PREP is designed to immerse students in a top tier research environment coupled with multi-level mentoring and academic skills activities to enhance scholar’s competitiveness for graduate school. If you are nearing or have recently completed your bachelor’s degree and desire a PhD in biomedical sciences, UTMB PREP could be for you!

The Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) could be for you!

Download the PREP Recruitment Flyer for more information.

Learn more about PREP here

About Basic Biomedical Science Curriculum

The First-Year Graduate Studies in Basic Biomedical Science offers an extraordinary graduate experience that furnishes a strong foundation and breadth of biomedical concepts. The Basic Biomedical Science Curriculum (BBSC) is a specially designed first-year integrated curriculum for students wishing to pursue their doctoral research training in any of the following graduate programs at UTMB:

The BBSC provides a desirable environment for collaborative interactions with almost 300 nationally and internationally renowned graduate faculty across multi-disciplinary research areas. The BBSC is composed of foundational courses (Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Biostatistics, and Responsible Conduct in Biomedical Research) and a series of 8-week laboratory rotations. Additional available activities include regular seminars and specialized courses. For more information about the BBSC, please refer to the links on the right-hand side of this page.

Informational Flyers for GSBS Programs