Paid summer research opportunity for TCOM students- Medical Student Training in Aging Research – MSTAR – Applications Now Open

UNTHSC- MSTAR program: Institute level program sponsored by CHA.

The deadline for application is March 1st, 2021 (midnight).

We seek applications from TCOM students for the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program administered by the Center for Healthy Aging (CHA) at UNTHSC. This is a paid summer research opportunity with a $1000/month stipend. The MSTAR-CHA program will provide TCOM students (who will have completed Year-I by June 2021) an educational experience in geriatrics clinics and aging-related research under the guidance of top experts in geriatrics and aging. The students will participate in Clinical shadowing in geriatrics. The students will be introduced to research and academic experiences early in their training that they might not otherwise have during medical school. This is 6-week structured research, clinical preceptor in geriatrics, appropriate to their training and interests level. Research projects are offered in clinical/basic/ translational or health services research relevant to older people. The scholars will do their training and research during the summer of 2021. The students will compete for a total of 10 awards. The final decision for virtual vs. in-person structure will be decided near the start of the program depending on the COVID 19 situation.
Students will be notified on 15th March 2021 regarding selection.
Program dates June 1st – July 9th, 2021. (Tentative dates depend on the TCOM schedule. It might vary by 1 week.)

If you have any further questions or need guidance with the application, please contact

Dr. Kiran Chaudhari, MD Ph.D., Coordinator, MSTAR, at
Dr. Janice Knebl, DO MBA, Director, Center for Geriatrics at