Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

BCM PREP Alumni Outcomes


Alumni Career Outcomes

2019 – 2022 (63 Ph.D. Graduates)

  • Postdoctoral Fellows: 23 (36 percent)
  • Other Research-related Industries: 24 (38 percent)
  • Medical School/Clinical Training: 7 (11 percent)
  • Academic Faculty: 7 (11 percent)
  • Other: 2 (3 percent)

The Baylor College of Medicine PREP alumni are members of a lifelong network of successful graduate students who have made strides and significant contribution to biomedical research. 

  • 80 percent of PREP alumni have enrolled in Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or D.O./Ph.D. programs (36 percent at BCM, 64 percent at other Ph.D. granting institutions)
  • 93 percent Retention rate of PREP alumni in graduate school
  • 37 alumni have earned Ph.D.s and are employed in academia (post-docs), industry, education, scientific writing, and consulting.

The BCM PREP Alumni have successfully achieve a Ph.D. from many prestigious institutions, including Albert Einstein, Baylor College of Medicine (32 postbacs), Emory University, Harvard, New York University, Northwestern University, University of Alabama, University of Arizona, University of Delaware, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of New Mexico, University of Texas Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas-Southwestern, Vanderbilt, and Washington University at St. Louis.

Those who choose a medical path have gone on to the University of Arizona Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Yale, as well as many other advanced educational programs! They also go on to win many research, academic, and travel awards in their Ph.D. pursuit.

Listed below is just a sampling of the awards our alumni have won during their graduate school careers.



  • 2014 College on Problems of Drug Dependence Scientific Meeting-Oral Presentation
  • AARC Scholar In-Training
  • American Heart Association 2 yr. Pre-doctoral Grant
  • ASCB Conference-Travel Award
  • ASCB, Third Place Poster
  • ASPET Dolores Shockley Best Abstract Award
  • BCM Graduate Student Symposium (2) Second Place Poster (1) Third Place Poster
  • BCM IMBS Program Retreat, Best Poster (3)
  • BCM Licensing Group Internship
  • Biotechnology Institute Minority and Indigenous Fellows Program
  • Claude W. Smith Award (from IMBS Program)
  • Cold Spring Harbor Asia
  • Deborah K. Martin Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
  • Endocrine Society FLARE Award
  • Endocrine Society Presidential Poster Finalist
  • FASEB MARC/ASPET Travel Award for the Experimental Biology Conference
  • FASEB Teaching/Mentoring Travel Award (2013 & 2014, Two-Year Award)
  • GlaxoSmithKline Summer Internship
  • HHMI Guilliam Fellowship
  • International Gordon Conference
  • Intn Wks Neuroendocrinology, Bronze Medal Poster Award
  • International Neuroendocrinology Workshop Travel Award
  • Johnson & Johnson Travel Award
  • Keystone Conference
  • National Minority Research Forum
  • NIH National Research Service Award
  • NIH Predoctoral Fellowship to Mentor's Grant
  • NIH Predoctoral Supplement to Mentor's Grant
  • NSF Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program
  • Tenneco Fellow, NeuroStereology Workshop
  • Travel Award for the Second Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics held at The Jackson Laboratory
    US-South America Neuroscience Workshop
  • WAESCO Third Place Research Award
  • Woods Hole Marine Biology Lab