What is Utah StARR?
The Utah Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (Utah StARR) is designed to prepare outstanding residents for a career in academic medicine and clinical investigation by providing them with opportunities to learn and practice clinical, transitional, health service, and community-engaged research skills during their residency training. Utah StARR will provide an early "on-ramp" to research careers for competitive academic faculty positions.
Participating residency programs:
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Combined Medicine-Pediatrics
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Occupational Medicine
The program main components are: career mentoring, individual development plan, non-degree coursework, research seminars, grant writing, pre-submission grant review, pre-award support and writing workshops. Click here for an overview of the Utah StARR resources.
Because the recruitment and training of clinician-researchers is such a high priority at the current time, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has implemented a loan-forgiveness program for doctors who commit to a career in clinical research. Individuals in the Utah StARR program may consider applying for the loan-forgiveness program when their residency is completed.
Utah StARR resident investigators Victoria Vardell and Alex Zheutlin led the 10/27/2022 Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. The title of their presentation was "Future StARRs: Highlighting the Work of our Senior Residents in the Utah StARR Program". You can view the recording of their talk here, or by visiting the Internal Medicine Grand Rounds archive: https://medicine.utah.edu/internal-medicine/grand-rounds