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How to Apply

The application period has now closed. STAR-PREP will start accepting applications for the 2018-2019 cohort in November 2017.

Applications are accepted from November 1st to March 1st. Applications will be reviewed once all supporting documentation is received. For your convenience, the UMB STAR-PREP application is available in multiple formats:

Step 1

Fill out either the PDF or MS Word version of the application. In the application, you will need to select three mentors. Mentors can be picked from either the list at the end of the application or by visiting the current mentors page on the STAR-PREP webpage and reviewing all possible mentors in the GPILS faculty list. You can also search for faculty by research interests. E-mail the application to The application can also be mailed or faxed.

Step 2

Please send a copy of your resume or CV and a recent photograph to

Step 3

Arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation emailed to Recommendations can also be mailed or faxed.

Step 4

Have official transcript(s) sent from all colleges/universities that you have attended-if the date of your graduation is not stated in your transcript, please submit proof/verification (i.e. from your college registrar's office) that you completed your degree or that you'll complete your degree before the start of PREP. Note also that you cannot be enrolled in a graduate program while enrolled in PREP.

Step 5

E-mail, mail, or fax any additional supporting documentation to the contact person for the program.

Fax to:

UMB STAR-PREP c/o Leanne Simington at 410-706-7207

Regular Mail to:

UMB STAR-PREP c/o Leanne Simington
University of Maryland Baltimore
School of Medicine
Bressler Research Building
655 W. Baltimore Street
Room 9-002
Baltimore, MD 21201