KSTAR Physician Assistant Assessment

The KSTAR Physician Assistant Assessment is a two-day evaluation using multiple tools to determine clinician performance.  Evaluations take place at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine Simulation Center.  The testing is individualized and takes into consideration the clinician’s scope of practice including future career goals.

The testing tools used may include the following:

  • Standardized patients
  • Review of your own charts (if you are in practice)
  • Review and presentation of de-identified peer review charts
  • Multiple choice testing (including pharmacotherapeutics)
  • Clinical interviews
  • Cognitive screening
  • Other testing as deemed appropriate

After you have completed the KSTAR Assessment, your performance will be evaluated by a panel of assessors who will examine all testing components.  That panel will include a combination of physician assistants and physicians, all of who have experience in physician assistant evaluation and education. 

Your KSTAR final report will contain general and specific recommendations for your ongoing professional development.  If there are a number of recommendations made that will require additional time and resources, KSTAR is able to construct a formal education plan and help you navigate it. 

Participants in the KSTAR Physician Program will have discounted access to the following education programs (all of which provide AMA-PRA Category 1 credit), whether they are recommended by your assessment, or if you simply want to improve your knowledge and skills:

  • Medical records course
  • Opioid prescribing (1 and 2 day courses)
  • Communications courses (1 and 2 day courses)
  • Risk Management
  • Case-based learning by participation in a virtual peer review program coordinated by the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute (ARCHI)

The following items are requested in addition to the on-line application for a KSTAR Physician Assistant Assessment:

  • A copy of the applicant's diploma and certification
  • Copies of all CME information for the past 12 months, to include certificates and/or records that state the name of the activity, who provided it and the number of hours awarded
  • Copies of all board letters and orders
  • Copies of any specialized testing (i.e., forensic psychiatric evaluation, neuro-cognitive evaluation, etc.) if they apply to your case
  • Copy of current CV or resume
  • $350 application processing fee (non-refundable)

We look forward to the opportunity to learn more about your needs and assist you with achieving your goals. For more information please contact our office at 979.436.0390 or tadams@tamhsc.edu  

Documents may be submitted by email, fax or mail.

Tracy Adams
tadams@tamhsc.edu
ARCHI/KSTAR
2700 Earl Rudder Fwy S, Suite 3000
College Station, TX 77845
Fax 979.436.0091