PIBS is designed to offer students maximum flexibility during the first year of graduate studies. Our team of staff, program directors, and academic advisors will help you pursue a career path of your choosing.


As one of the world’s largest research institutions, the University of Michigan Medical School offers and supports a wide variety of postdoctoral opportunities.


PREP is a 1-year program designed to help participants strengthen their candidacy for admission to the nation’s strongest biomedical sciences Ph.D. programs.


Transitioning to a career in medicine can be challenging without a science or clinical background, but we are here to help prepare you to succeed in your journey to becoming a physician.

Scientist Spotlight

Melody Zeng, PhD

Department of pathology

As a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Gabriel Nunez’s lab, Melody Zeng studies gut microbiome and intestinal infections. In this scientist spotlight, she speaks to times of self-doubt, changing fields of study, and her goal of using science to help children.

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