Headshot_SET_Contreras-ShannonVeronicaProspective MARC U*STAR trainees should submit their applications during the spring semester. Applicants should be completing their sophomore or junior year. MARC U*STAR trainees will begin research the summer they are accepted into the program. Trainees may participate in the MARC U*STAR program for a maximum of 24 months.

MARC U*STAR Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • Current full-time student pursuing a higher education degree who has completed 60 hours
  • Biomedical Sciences major: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics or Engineering science
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to pursue a doctorate (Ph.D.) or combined degree (M.D./Ph.D; D.D.S./Ph.D.) in the biomedical sciences
  • GPA requirement of 3.0