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Medical Student Training in Aging Research Program

2015 MSTAR students pose together outside.

The Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology hosts a summer program for medical students between their first and second year to expose them to geriatric medicine and research. The ultimate aim of this initiative is to recruit students to academic medicine; specifically to aging research and geriatric medicine. The seven-week program is funded by AFAR and NIA grants.

The focus of the program is to provide the student with intense research experience with a research mentor. Each student will meet regularly with a mentor and complete a summer research project that typically results in a presentation at a national meeting during the second year of medical school (and sometimes a published manuscript). The experience includes research training seminars, as well as clinical experiences, geriatric medicine lectures and ethnogeriatrics conferences, which expose students to a broad array of geriatric services and topics.

Read more and apply online, or e-mail Lindia Holmes at

Poster Presentations

MSTAR students present their research projects to a national medical research audience.

Two students stand in front of a research poster.

Students reviewing a research project.

A student stands with their mentors in front of their research poster.

Student with mentors.

A student stands, smiling, in front of her poster.

MSTAR Student.

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