The MEDSTAR program is designed for medical students to immerse themselves in research and educational experiences around Geriatric topics. The 8-week program consists of didactics, guided learning and research projects. Didactics include faculty presentations, journal clubs and student presentations. The research projects entail the “nuts and bolts” of research activities including regulatory aspects, statistical analysis, and presentation of research findings both oral and written. At the end of the program, students are expected minimally to have an abstract of their work for a future poster presentation, if not a full-fledged article for peer review.
Medical Student Research
Medical Student Training on Aging Research (MEDSTAR)
The learning objectives for MEDSTAR participants include:
- Report biological and physiological changes with age
- Conduct Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Health Promotion
- Identify and treat key Geriatric Syndromes
- Utilize functional assessment and patient management around the Geriatric 4Ms
- Understand how to design a research or quality improvement project
- Apply evidence based medicine to older adult care
- Critically review medical literature
For more information, contact the Director of Medical Student Research:
Gunjan Manocha, Ph.D.
UND Department of Geriatrics