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KSTAR/Driscoll Children's Hospital Mini-Residency Program


KSTAR Physician Programs now partners with Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi, TX to create the KSTAR/Driscoll Children’s Hospital Mini-Residency Program. This collaboration provides residency-based reentry education experiences for pediatricians wanting to return to practice after an interruption in their career or for those wanting to return to board eligibility status*.

The advantages of this model of reentry education:
  • All training occurs within residency programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • Faculty at Driscoll Children’s Hospital are seasoned clinicians and educators who are familiar with and support physician reintegration into medical practice
  • Reentry physicians work as part of a health care team and receive hands-on experience including access to performing procedures
  • Physicians in the Mini-Residency interact with many specialty and subspecialties while they train
  • The curriculum is tailored to address aspects of all six core competencies, and the evaluation process focuses on achieving specific milestones
  • Physicians trained in our program have access to many educational experience (i.e. lectures, case reviews, and grand rounds) while they are getting their clinical experience
  • KSTAR has significant experience with residency-based reentry education, and Driscoll Children’s Hospital has long history training residents in a warm and inviting culture that attracts top doctors from all over the world to train and teach
  • The Texas Medical Board has the authority to grant KSTAR/Driscoll Children’s Hospital trainees Visiting Physician Training Permits (VPTPs) for out-of-state physicians or those who do not currently hold an active medial licenses in any state
  • Occurrence type liability insurance has been secured at a very reasonable rate for KSTAR/Driscoll Children’s Hospital trainees
  • Inpatient and/or ambulatory settings are used for training

The Mini-Residency begins with a two-day assessment through the KSTAR Program at Texas A&M University Health Science Center in College Station, Texas and is then followed by the three- to six-month training experiences at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. A report of the entire assessment and education process is generated on completion of the program, including a plan for ongoing professional development.

*Reentry programs are usually three months duration. Please contact us anytime to obtain more information about the program.

For more information, please contact our office at 979-436-0407 or