Utah StARR requires one year of dedicated research time to qualify for program graduation and therefore extends the length of residency by a minimum of 12 months and up to a maximum of 24 months.
These additional months can be split into segments so long as they are at least 3 consecutive months in length, and can be spread across PGYs. Research blocks are individualized to the needs of each scholar in cooperation with their residency program.
Scholars typically do not start engaging in research until after PGY1. During PGY1, scholars join Utah StARR activities and begin outlining their research goals with their mentors utilizing the Individual Development Plan (IDP) in the Scholar Handbook. Research blocks usually begin in PGY2 or later, and are split to focus 80% on research and 20% on clinical duties.
- Clinical Rotations Blocks will include ongoing 1-2 half days a week of Research Activities
- Research Training Blocks will include ongoing 1-2 half days a week of Clinical Activities
You can learn more on the Utah StARR Time Frame page.