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The Michael L. Freedman Research Center on Aging, Technology & Cognitive Health Medical Student Training in Aging Research

Medical Student Training in Aging Research

NYU Langone’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care offers an annual Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program for internal and visiting medical students. The program is funded by the National Institute on Aging. As a trainee, you are paired with a faculty mentor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine on an aging-related project of your choice.

During the nine-week program, which begins in June, you attend weekly didactic sessions focusing on career development, basic research, and key topics in geriatrics. Additionally, you gain exposure to clinical geriatrics practice by shadowing a physician on a home visit, observing at the NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue geriatrics clinic, observing on the inpatient consult service at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, visiting NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur, or observing a cognitive clinical examination.

You are also granted an opportunity to travel to the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society to present your research as a poster.

Application Process

NYU Langone’s summer MSTAR program is one of seven national training programs that offer aging-related research projects to medical students. Applications are submitted directly to each training site and 16 MSTAR positions are available at NYU Langone. These openings are available for students at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and medical students from other schools. The 2024 MSTAR application deadline is January 29 at 5:00PM ET. Internal and external applicants may apply here and view program faculty and research projects here. More information can be found on the AFAR website. For additional information, please contact program administrator Emily Johnston, PhD, MPH, RDN, CDCES at