Summer research for TCOM students- Medical Student Training in Aging Research – MSTAR- Application Due Jan 31

The TCOM Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program is currently accepting applications for Summer 2024.

The MSTAR program is a summer educational experience in aging-related research with the guidance of top experts in geriatrics and aging. Students will be introduced to research and academic experiences early in their training that they might not otherwise have during medical school. Research projects are offered in clinical, basic, translational, public health, or health services research relevant to older adults. 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.

Students will have the opportunity to submit their research to a professional conference, and – if accepted – are provided a travel stipend.

  • PROGRAM DATES: The planned program dates for 2024 are June 10 to July 12, 2024.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be TCOM students in good standing who will have completed Year-I by June 2024.
  • APPLICATIONS: Completed applications forms are due January 31, 2024, and require a transcript (official or unofficial). Applicant selection is competitive. Students will be notified by March 2024 regarding selection. The Application form is now available at this link:
  • CONTACT: The MSTAR program is provided through the TCOM Department of Internal Medicine & Geriatrics. If you have any questions or need guidance with the application, please contact Jennifer Severance, PhD, at, Sarah Ross, DO, MS at or Janice Knebl, DO, MBA, at