The TU MARC program provides training and support for undergraduates interested in academic careers in biomedical or behavioral science. Applications are open to sophomores in the spring semester. Acceptance is competitive and based on academic record, career goals, and science faculty recommendations. All MARC participants take part in activities that build their credentials for doctoral program entry and help them to succeed once they are there. Students perform original scientific research at TU in the first summer and during the junior year. The summer before the senior year, students join a research team at a top research institution around the country. MARC students present their research findings at scientific meetings and take courses to strengthen their preparation for graduate school. biosciences, and participate in activities to strengthen themselves personally and professionally. The goal and the hope of program staff is that all of our students obtain doctoral school admission, successfully complete their PhD or MD/PhD degree, and pursue satisfying research careers.