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What You Need to Know Before You Arrive


Students are provided a stipend that varies according to the length of the program. A minimum of 8 weeks of time is required and up to 12 weeks of funding is available. You must participate in the program full-time for its duration.

Travel and living expenses are not covered by the stipend.

If you are receiving a stipend or salary support from a federal source, then you are not eligible for this program. You may not hold another award or participate in another program concurrently with the MSTAR program.


Students can contact the Medical Institutions Housing Office for assistance in housing during the program.

What to bring

Please bring:

  • Stethoscope
  • Short white coat
  • Professional clothing for clinical rotations and other times as needed:
    • Men: Ties, collared shirts, and dress slacks
    • Women: Dresses, skirts, blouses, and tailored pants

HIPAA compliance training

Before you can participate in the program, you must complete the Johns Hopkins HIPAA Compliance Training online course. In addition to the required HIPAA training, please complete the online portion of the course on research compliance.

Baltimore visitor information

The program takes place on the Johns Hopkins medical campus in Baltimore, Maryland. Find out more about the city and its attractions.

Contact us

If you have questions about the program, please contact:

Carolyn Robinson, MBA
Office Phone: 410-550-7162
Office Fax: 410-550-2116


Refer a Patient

To refer a patient for a geriatric care consultation, please contact us at 410-550-0925.


Health Tips for Older Adults

Watch videos of Dr. Arbaje providing health tips as seen on ABC 2 News.



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