Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

BCM PREP Alumni Outcomes


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