Applicationedureform2019-12-28T22:42:49-05:00 University of Massachusetts Amherst PREP is a one-year internship program designed to provide recent college graduates the opportunity to strengthen research skills and academic competitiveness in pursuit of a graduate degree. Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Successful applicants would have completed their under-graduate degree within the last 36 months, and are planning to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences. UMass PREP is supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Application deadline is April 1st, with special consideration on a case-by-case basis. I. BACKGROUND INFORMATIONName* First Last Birth Date:* Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY Race/Ethnicity*American Indian or Alaska NativeBlack or African AmericanHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander American Indian or Alaska Native. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment. Black or African American. A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American." Hispanic or Latino. A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino." Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands. Are you a first generation college student?*YesNoGender*FemaleMaleTransgenderGender non-conformingAre you a US citizen?*YesNoIf you are not a US Citizen, are you a permanent resident?YesNoCurrent Mailing Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Permanent Mailing Address (if different) Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Telephone Number (daytime)*Telephone Number (evening):*E-mail:* Enter Email Confirm Email II. ACADEMIC INFORMATIONUndergraduate Institution:*Graduation Date*Major:*Overall GPA:*Science GPA:*Degree Objective(s)* Master’s Degree M.S. & Ph.D. M.D. & Ph.D. Ph.D. Degree M.D. Have you ever applied to graduate school?YesNoInstitutionYear AppliedWhen applying to a graduate school, which program(s) would you apply for? (i.e. Microbiology, etc):*Have you ever been enrolled as a graduate student?YesNoInstitutionYear(s) EnrolledPlease indicate any UMass Amherst faculty or staff member(s) with whom you have corresponded about your plans for PREP or graduate study.*Please indicate any UMass Amherst faculty with whom you are interested in working with.*Please note that participation in the Summer Research Program is optional, and limited spots are available for the summer program. Are you willing to attend the Summer Program?*YesNoA separate application is not requiredNarrative State your general reasons for applying to PREP and your specific career interest. You should include career objectives, interest in science, research interest and experience, skills and your intended area of specialization. Please be sure to answer the following questions in your narrative text: What went well for you in college and of what accomplishment are you most proud? Describe a time when you faced a difficult challenge and how you handled it. What failures have you experienced? How did you handle them? What would you consider to be your most successful research experience, either in class or the laboratory? What did you learn most from this experience? What is compelling you to pursue a PhD rather than a MD or professional master’s degree? [This is a critical question; be sure to include detail here] What do you want to do long-term? What concerns do you have about your career choice? What will be your biggest challenge? Who is your biggest supporter and how do they support you? What area of biomedical or biobehavioral research interests you most? Safeguard your submission. Because online forms are subject to transmission errors, we strongly recommend composing and saving your narrative elsewhere prior to submitting it below.Your narrative:*TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATIONHave two faculty who are familiar with your interest and abilities in science upload letters of recommendation directly to this platform, as well as your Registrar's Office. Please provide them with the following link to register in order to upload documents: http://umassprep.org/letters-of-recommendation-and-transcripts/ If you have participated in laboratory research, one or all letters should be from your mentor(s). Provide the names of your reference below. You should ask the letter-writers to address the following: Do you think this student is committed to earning a PhD degree, rather than a MD or professional MS degree? Why or why not? Provide evidence of the student’s ability to overcome challenges. Describe the student’s greatest strengths and weaknesses. What do you think the student’s greatest challenge will be in pursuing a doctoral degree? Reference #1Name* First Title*Phone*Email* Reference #2Name* First Title*Phone*Email* C) Upload a PDF of your current curriculum vitae or resume that includes any academic or other honors that you have received*Accepted file types: pdf.D) List any courses you are currently taking that will not show up on your transcript*Before submitting, please double check to ensure you have filled out all required fields (denoted with an asterisk).I hereby apply for admissions to the Post Baccalaureate Research Education Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and certify that to the best of my knowledge all of the above statements are true and complete. I understand that submitted records and letters of recommendation will not be returned.Digital Signature* First Save and Continue Later This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.