The program accepts approximately 18 students each year. Program costs are funded through scholarships.
Applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or some other legal verification of such status.)
Individuals on temporary or student visas and individuals holding PhD, MD, DVM, or equivalent doctoral degrees in the health sciences are not eligible.
The program is part of the national Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program to encourage medical students, particularly those with an interest in research, to consider a career in academic geriatrics.