KSTAR Physician Resources

KSTAR LogoKSTAR (Knowledge, Skills, Training, Assessment and Research) is an internationally recognized program that provides comprehensive and individualized assessments and educational programs for physicians who have perceived needs or want to return to practice after a prolonged absence. The main goal of KSTAR is to optimize patient safety by providing solutions that will benefit the physician, the health care system and the patient.

KSTAR has reentry mini-residency opportunities for qualifying physicians with UTMB Health in Galveston, Texas and with Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. KSTAR can also create and oversee individualized learning plans when needed and continues to work on partnering with other institutions to provide training options.

KSTAR works collaboratively with the National Coalition for Physician Enhancement (CPE) and state medical boards.

Assessments and Evaluations:

  • Physician Assessments
  • Physician Assistant Assessments
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluations
  • Late Career Physician Evaluations

Reentry opportunities:

  • KSTAR/UTMB Health Mini-Residency Program
  • KSTAR/Driscoll Children's Hospital Mini-Residency Program
  • KSTAR/ABFM Return to Board Eligibility Pathway Pilot Program
  • Individualized reentry programs

CME Courses:

  • Medical Records 
  • Pharmacology and Prescribing of Opioids & Other Controlled Medications
  • Grand Rounds Clinical Case Series