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 is unique from other assessments centers because of our ability to do ongoing monitoring of a physician’s practice through the Institute’s Physician Peer Review Program. 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
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluations
  • Senior Physician Evaluations
  • Hospitalist Evaluations

Reentry opportunities:

  • KSTAR/UTMB Health Mini-Residency Program
  • Individualized reentry programs

CME Courses:

  • Medical Records 
  • Pharmacology and Prescribing of Opioids & Other Controlled Medications
  • Risk Management 
  • Best Practices in Communication
  • Team Communication
  • Essentials of Opioid Prescribing
  • Grand Rounds Clinical Case Series