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

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

Deadline for application is March 1st, 2020 (midnight).

We are seeking applications from TCOM students for the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program administered by the Institute for Healthy Aging (IHA) at UNTHSC. This is a paid summer research opportunity with a $1000 stipend. The MSTAR-IHA program will provide TCOM students (who will have completed Year-I by June 2020) 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 that will be counted towards the TCOM Year-II preceptor requirement. 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 level of training and interests. 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 2020. The students will compete for a total of 6 awards.
Students will be notified on 15th March 2020 regarding selection.
Program dates June 1st – July 10th, 2020. (Tentative dates depend on the TCOM schedule. 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 OR Dr. Janice Knebl, DO MBA, Director, Center for Geriatrics at