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 and clinical shadowing in outpatient settings, 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 held over a six-week term, Mondays through Fridays, during June and July.  The application for summer 2024 will be available in early 2024.


Jennifer Jurado Severance, PhD., Director of Education and Research at
Janice Knebl, DO, MBA, Director, Center for Older Adults at