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New Blog Features Medical Students in Training

Aug 4

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The Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program is a summer training experience for medical students, introducing scholars to research and academic opportunities that they may not otherwise have access to in medical school. These short-term scholarships encourage budding researchers to pursue a career in geriatrics by providing mentors and hands-on experience in the lab and the clinic.

What does this experience mean for the MSTAR summer scholars? Our new blog, "Diary of an MSTAR Student," highlights personal, day-in-the-life entries by students in the midst of their summer program. These diaries aim to inspire others who might be considering careers in medicine, as well as the general public and journalists about the importance of geriatrics training. The MSTAR class of 2011 is already doing great work, and if past achievements are any indication of what is to come, we are so excited to see where these individuals head in the future. Join them on their journey at

Interested in sponsoring an MSTAR student? Learn more about supporting this unique experience.