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The Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is a unique program designed for optimal training of physician-scientists. The program offers the opportunity to combine clinical fellowship or residency training with formal, advanced research training. Learn more » 

First Class Facilities
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Career Tracks


Track 1. Basic Science (PhD)


Track 2. Health Services/Outcomes Research (PhD)


Track 3. Clinical Research (MSCR)


Track 4. Postdoctoral Research (for MD/PhD graduates)

Why choose the UCLA STAR Program?




"As a philosophy, STAR encourages you to lead rather than to follow and that’s the path that most (STAR) awardees take. They chose to reach for the stars rather than sit back and admire them.”

- Tamer Sallam, MD PhD (STAR Program Assistant Director)

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