MSTAR Program

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Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR)

Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program is a summer research opportunity that provides TCOM students (entering Year-II) an educational experience in aging-related research under the guidance of top experts in geriatrics and aging. Students participating in MSTAR gain an introduction to research and academic experiences early in their training that they might not otherwise have during medical school. Students participate in research didactics, clinical shadowing in outpatient settings, community events, and have the opportunity to submit and present their work at a local, state, or national professional conference. This is a unique opportunity for early exposure to research and clinical experiences that strengthen the residency application.

The MSTAR Program is heldĀ  Mondays through Fridays during June 10 to July 12, 2024.


  • Download and complete the MSTAR 2024 Application.
  • Submit your completed application and a most recent (official or unofficial) TCOM transcript
  • Use Subject Line: MSTAR 2024 Application
  • To Jennifer Severance, PhD, Director of Education and Research, TCOM Dept. of Internal Medicine & Geriatrics, at
  • Completed applications are due January 31, 2024

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Jurado Severance, PhD., Director of Education and Research, at
Sarah Ross, DO, MS, CMD, Director, Center for Older Adults at
Janice A. Knebl, DO, MBA, FACP, MACOI, CPPS, HSC Health, Chief Medical Officer at