In-depth training in scientific research skills by one of 85 potential mentors who represent diverse areas of the biomedical sciences and who have a demonstrated commitment to mentoring.
Research training will focus on how to develop a research project, critical thinking skills, experimental techniques, data collection and analysis and synthesis and interpretation of results.
PREP trainees will carry out an independent project, which they will be expected to present at regional and/or national conferences.
Preparation for Graduate Program Admissions
GRE preparation course (optional)
Feedback on personal statements and CVs
Academic instruction through two mini-courses: Cellular Neurophysiology and Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology
Mock graduate school admissions interviews
Scientific Communication Skills workshop series that focuses on developing confidence and clarity of communication in the fundamental methods of disseminating scientific information
Opportunities to present research at scientific conferences
Participation in NUIN events, including the annual retreat, quarterly socials, monthly seminars
Network with extramural PREP trainees at regional events
Individual Development Plans (IDPs) will be used to guide bi-monthly meetings with adviser
Guidance on selection of PhD programs
Scholars have the option to develop a course of study selected from upper-division undergraduate or graduate classes
Auditing of graduate-level neuroscience classes is also possible for more targeted learning activities
NIH T32 Training Programs
Opportunity to participate in training events with affiliated with one of several Training Programs (T32s), including training days, retreats and meetings with invited speakers, NUIN faculty, postdocs and graduate students.