KSTAR/Driscoll Children's Hospital Mini-Residency Program

KSTAR/Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Mini-Residency Program


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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. Return to board eligibility programs are six month duration and follow the requirements set for forth by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). For those seeking return to board eligibility status, we encourage you to contact ABP prior to enrolling in our program. Please contact us anytime to obtain more information about the program.