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Acceptance into one of our education and training programs begins the adventure of a lifetime. Work in state-of-the-art laboratories alongside leaders in their fields as you join our quest for biomedical breakthroughs.

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The Postbaccalaureate Research and Education Program

The Postbaccalaureate Research and Education Program, (PREP) is an immersive, year-long research experience geared toward recent bachelor’s degree recipients who seek to increase their academic and laboratory skills in preparation for application to high-caliber, research-oriented Ph.D. programs. Particular emphasis is given toward the enrollment of individuals from underrepresented groups including those first in their family to attend college. Selected students will begin their program in mid-June.

A UF Scripps education can be life-changing. FAU Honors College undergrad Liza Lanzon Campanella studied in the Tomchik lab during her hands-on neuroscience internship. She changed her major and now is teaching AP Biology to high school students, inspiring others to pursue STEM careers.

Doctoral Studies

Graduate School

Graduate students pursuing doctoral studies on the UF Scripps campus in Jupiter, FL are enrolled in the Skaggs Graduate School of Chemical and Biological Sciences at Scripps Research, in La Jolla, CA. The Skaggs Graduate School offers a top-ten ranked doctoral program that empowers students to make high-impact discoveries at the interface of chemistry and biology, preparing students for careers in academia, industry and beyond.

Skaggs students in Florida.

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Kenan Fellows High School Summer Internships

Thanks to the generosity of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, UF Scripps offers a nine-week, hands-on research opportunity for select high school juniors and seniors from Palm Beach and Martin counties.

Kenan internship

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Undergraduate Internships

Our ten-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) internship program offers students the opportunity to experience cutting-edge research in one of our biomedical laboratories.

A poster session concludes the SURF internship program at UF|Scripps.

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Career and Professional Development Office

Postdoctoral scholars from all over the world come to UF Scripps to launch their scientific careers in an immersive, vibrant community focused on pushing the boundaries of human knowledge.

Nathaniel Noyes, Ph.D. and his PI Ron Davis, Ph.D.


Katrin Karbstein mentors students at UF Scripps.

The Education blog at UF Scripps

Lab Notebook

Dispatches from the exciting educational programs at UF Scripps. Read about our mentors, students, interns and more.

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