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Posted: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
JOB TITLE: Post-Bacc Program in Biomedical Ethics Research
DEADLINE: Friday, March 15th, 2019
LOCATION: Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
CONTACT: Jessica Hirsch
TELEPHONE: 507-538-4023
GREP is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree and plan to attend graduate school, law school or medical school. In addition to conducting bioethics research, GREP students
are eligible to take graduate-level courses through the Mayo Graduate School and shadow clinicians in nearly every area of the clinic. This paid position is ideal for students interested in a “gap year” between their undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Following this program, past GREP students matriculated into top medical and laws schools throughout the U.S. Two candidates will be selected for the 2019-2020 academic year. The position may be extended beyond one year at the discretion of the supervisor but will not exceed a total of two years.
YOUR QUALIFICATIONS Students must have completed their bachelor’s degree before the position start date and must be pursuing medical/graduate school admission. Students must have authorization to work and remain in the United States, without necessity for Mayo Clinic sponsorship. All students must pass a background check and post-offer placement assessment prior to their start date.
Students must have completed coursework in bioethics or a closely related discipline such as behavioral psychology, ethics/philosophy, medical anthropology/sociology, pre-med, or public health.
Successful applicants will be:
• committed to pursuing a career in which they will engage topics in biomedical ethics
• able to work independently
• proficient in written and verbal communication
• competent in identifying relevant peer-reviewed publications on specialized research topics
• highly motivated to learn new research methods
TO APPLY Interested applicants should email the following materials to by March 15, 2019.
1. Cover letter describing career goals and how biomedical ethics research relates to those plans
2. Resume/CV that includes students major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. A 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in biomedical ethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or undergraduate teachers (addressed to Dr. Richard Sharp, Program Director). Letters should be sent directly by the recommender and must be received by the application deadline.
FOR MORE INFORMATION For further information or specific questions, contact Dr. Jessica Hirsch, Biomedical Ethics Education Coordinator at 507-538-4023 or
For all other questions, please contact Dr. Richard R. Sharp, Director of the Biomedical Ethics Research Program at

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