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Charles R. Mathews Scholarship Proposals Due March 25

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The Department of Geriatrics announces a Summer Research Opportunity for First-Year Medical Students at the Florida State University College of Medicine

The goal of the Charles R. Mathews Scholarship for Geriatrics Research and Education is to provide first-year medical students at the FSU College of Medicine with the opportunity to engage in a geriatrics-related summer research project. The Department will sponsor up to four eight-week summer research scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each.

Through generous donations from Charles R. Mathews, M.D., an eminent retired physician in Florida, and his estate, the Department of Geriatrics has been able to offer regular summer research scholarships to first-year medical students. Dr. Mathews sought to promote learning and studies in the field of geriatrics so that medical students would be encouraged to provide the highest quality of care to older patients, regardless of their specialty choice. It is hoped that projects such as the ones funded will motivate students to pursue careers in geriatrics.

Project Requirements and Eligibility
  • Only first-year medical students are eligible to receive the scholarship.
  • Interdisciplinary projects are allowed if a first-year medical students partners with one other student from exercise physiology, nutrition, social work, music therapy, nursing, or law. (If funded, each student would receive a $2,500 scholarship).
  • Students must work with at least one faculty mentor from the Department of Geriatrics (main campus faculty).
  • Projects must relate to the field of aging or involve community projects with a focus on aging populations.
Project proposals are due Friday March 25th at 5PM

Interested students should discuss their research interests or project ideas with the Department’s Research Director, Ms. Suzanne Baker.

If you want to learn more about the department’s research in general and geriatric focused student research projects within our department, please visit About Our Research.