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American Federation for Aging Research Accepting Applications for Medical Student Training in Aging Research Program 2010

Administered by the American Federation for Aging Research and the national Institute on Aging, the 2010 Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program provides medical students early in the training with an enriching experience I aging-related research and geriatric under the mentorship of top experts in the field.

Students participate in an eight- to twelve-week structured research, clinical, and didactic program in geriatrics, appropriate to their level of training and interests. Students may train at a National Training Center supported by the National Institute on Aging or, for a limited number of students, at their own institution.

Research projects are offered in basic, clinical, or health services research relevant to older people. Most scholars will do their training and research during the summer months.

Who can apply?

Any allopathic or osteopathic medical student in good standing, who will have successfully completed one year of medical school at a U.S. institution by June 2010. Evidence of such likelihood must be provided at the time of application.

CEME/GME - Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education

The Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education affiliated with Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, was established in January 1999, to increase opportunities for postgraduate medical training, internships, residencies, fellowships, and continuing education. The CEME is an alliance of clinical sites linked through electronic networks; teaching, research, and the community health collaborations; and a shared commitment to excellence in the education of tomorrow’s physicians. CEME partners joined forces for postgraduate clinical education, research initiatives, and public health and preventative medicine programs to benefit Florida’s elderly, indigent and minority patient populations.

Grants Available for CIAW 2009 Events

GSA and its educational branch, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, are now gearing up for Careers in Aging Week 2009, which will take place from April 1218. This annual venture is intended to bring greater awareness and visibility to the wide-ranging career opportunities in aging and aging research. Universities and colleges around the world participate by sponsoring events at their schools or in their communities. Educational institutions are invited to apply for one of 10 $200 grants for their planned activities.

The application for these funds is available online and must be submitted by March 15. For more information, visit or send an email to

Volunteers Needed for Campus Outreach Efforts

GSA and its Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization (ESPO) are seeking both student and regular GSA members to serve as Campus Ambassadors and Faculty Advisors, respectively. Volunteering as a Campus Ambassador is a fun and easy way to establish a strong professional and social network on campus for all things gerontology-related. Each local program must also have a Faculty Advisor who serves as a liaison with the university and as a resource for the Campus Ambassador.

To learn more about the program, visit the Campus Ambassadors section of the GSA website or e-mail

Join NSU, Programs in Geriatrics (student)
Join NSU, Department of Geriatrics (intern or resident)

Geriatric Medicine is a specialty devoted to providing holistic, comprehensive care to adults 65 years of age or older and to younger individuals with chronic medical and functional problems that may lead them to be physiologically older. The geriatric approach entails assessment of all aspects of patients’ lives: physical, functional, cognitive and social. The specialty emphasizes an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to the care of the patient.