Why Choose PREP at Duke?

Participants in the Duke PRIME-PREP Program receive:

  • 12 month paid research experience with access to health benefits.
  • Research mentoring by Duke faculty in their chosen field who are experienced with preparing individuals for Graduate School. 
  • An immersive research experience in an active and dynamic laboratory. 
  • Access to state of the art facilities and the ability to perform research in a collaborative and open environment.
  • Practical exposure to two to three laboratories before selecting one to join for the remainder of the year.
  • Access to GRE test preparation services and tutoring opportunities.
  • Exposure to graduate level course work that supplements and reinforces information learned in lab.
  • One-on-One career coaching with support in resumé and graduate school application preparation.
  • Access to Peer Mentors that can provide firsthand advice on what it takes to succeed as a graduate student today.
  • Professional development workshops focusing on communication and writing as well as goal setting, motivation, and perseverance. 
  • Participation in the PRIME-PREP journal club and formal training in reading and presenting primary literature. 
  • Networking opportunities including lab meetings, group journal clubs, presentation of research findings at an Annual Symposium, and support to attend a National Meeting and present research findings.