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Selection Criteria and Materials Required

  • PREP@Iowa participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must belong to groups considered underrepresented in the biomedical sciences as defined by the NIGMS, including:
  • ‚ÄčApplicants must have graduated from an accredited college or university within the past three years.
  • Basic sciences GPA should be no less than 3.30, but a holistic review of applications will be conducted.
  • Personal statement is required.
  • 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Transcript (note: official transcript must be available during the interview process)
  • MCAT and/or GRE scores if available.
  • Intent to enroll in a PhD or MD/PhD program.

Important Dates - 2018/2019

  • PREP@Iowa Application will open in October 2018
  • Application Submission Period Ends: February 28, 2019
  • Onsite interviews: March 29-30, 2019
  • PREP@Iowa Program Begins: June 20, 2019

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