Training Components

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  • Engage in laboratory rotations followed by a 10-11 month mentored research experience
  • Obtain training in laboratory safety and responsible conduct in research (RCR)
  • Participate in weekly lab meetings and journal clubs
  • Attend campus seminars
  • Present posters at several campus symposia and a national conference


  • Enroll in upper-level undergraduate or graduate level coursework
  • Audit lectures from graduate level science courses
  • Learn about the Graduate school application process

Professional Development and Career Planning

  • Explore biomedical research and research-related careers
  • Prepare an individualized development plan (IDP) to map out future academic and professional goal
  • Develop skills in written and oral scientific communication
  • Practice interview skills

Community & Resiliency

  • Interact with Purdue graduate students in biomedical science as well as across disciplines
  • Engage in social activities led by peer mentors
  • Attend weekly Purdue PREP meetings
  • Expand your professional network
  • Create a bridge between past and present experience and communities.