The Program

Excellent mentors are crucial to the success of the MSTAR program. We appreciate the dedication of faculty who offer to mentor students each year!

A doctor and some students speaking with a patient in bed

View a sample 8-week research timeline (PDF) >
This timeline gives a general idea of what a student's workload will be and can serve as a useful reference to gauge your student's progress throughout the duration of the program.

Note: The students have $200 to spend on research-related expenses. Any supplies you anticipate the student will need to conduct their research can be reimbursed from this fund. All original receipts and documentation for such expenses should be gathered and submitted by the student before concluding their summer participation.

Please review the following mentor expectations:

  1. Weekly face to face meetings with your student(s).
  2. Please help your student(s) prepare a 10 minute slide presentation of their MSTAR work for their oral presentation at the program conclusion and a brief written research abstract.
  3. We encourage submission of their work to scientific meetings. The most common meeting is the American Geriatrics Society meeting in May.
  4. At the end of the summer, we will ask that you please complete an evaluation.

Note: If the projects your students are working on involve human subjects or animals, please forward a copy of your IRB or ARC approval OR the appropriate IRB number and approval date to the program administrator prior to the student beginning work on the project.

Thank you for participating!