KSTAR Physician Assessments

KSTAR LogoKSTAR Physician Assessments are designed to help physicians who want to re-enter practice, have a perceived practice issue or are under a medical board order and need an assessment to demonstrate their knowledge base. The assessments review physician expertise to determine a physician's competence and ability to practice medicine.

KSTAR assessments provide the physician with an opportunity to demonstrate competence while improving the safety and quality of medical care. As a result, KSTAR provides appropriate resolutions to benefit the doctor, the health care system and the patient. Through the assessment, an individually tailored plan is developed to create higher performing physicians and improve the safety and quality of medical care provided.

Assessments are two days on site at the Texas A&M Health Science Center campus in Bryan, Texas, and are individually tailored to meet each physician's needs. Assessments may include but are not limited to: standardized patient encounters, record review, computerized scenario testing, multiple choice testing, cognitive screening, and physician discussions and interviews.

KSTAR is unique from other assessment 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.

The program offers an opportunity to enhance patient safety through TJC FPPE requirements with a period of focused professional practice evaluation and peer review.

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

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

  • A copy of the applicant's medical school diploma
  • Copies of any residency certificates
  • 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
  • $350 application processing fee (non-refundable)