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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 8 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

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:

Lindia Holmes

Phone: 410-550-8675
Fax: 410-550-7358