Before students arrive for the MSTAR program, they must complete a set of required readings.
Along with the research component of the program, students will be able to participate in clinical rotations, didactic sessions, and workshops.
Through rotations, students observe the clinical services offered through the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, including:
- Primary and specialty care for older patients at The Beacham Center, the Division’s primary care center. Specialty services include osteoporosis, continence, and Alzheimer’s and memory problems.
- Elder HouseCall, which provides regular physician house calls as well as nursing services and rehabilitative therapy for local home-bound patients.
- Hopkins ElderPlus PACE, which provides a full array of services including comprehensive care, day care, and in-home services.
- Long-term care through the Bayview Care Center, which provides all levels of care, including comprehensive (skilled) nursing beds and chronic hospital beds.
Researchers, clinicians, and program leaders from all parts of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, as well as other divisions of Johns Hopkins, lead workshops for program participants. Topics range across the medical and research spectrum, from cultural diversity to biostatistics and epidemiology.
A number of venues offer students the chance to learn about research, geriatric medicine, and gerontology, from a health services orientation and lecture series to meetings with mentors and lunches with service providers and researchers.