The Clinical Scientist Training and Research (C-STAR) Program is a track for medical residents who wish to pursue a career in academic medicine in clinical or outcomes research. Working with a mentor, the resident will complete a clinical research project and/or write a grant proposal. The C-STAR program enables residents to have protected time in their schedule for research and to attend the "Designing Outcomes and Clinical (DOC) Research" Course. It does not provide additional funding for resident research.
C-STAR participants have a specially designed schedule during the fall of their second or third year. The block is 16 weeks and includes the following:
For the remainder of the residency, their clinical experiences are identical to those of the other categorical residents and meet all requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Applications for C-STAR are made in the fall of the PGY-1 of PGY-2 year. Residents participating in the Mentors in Medicine Program may also participate in C-STAR.
Clinical Scientist Training & Research Program