The Southside Telehealth Training Academy and Resource Center (STAR) is a premier training program for health care providers seeking to use advanced telemedicine and telehealth systems to improve access to quality healthcare for rural and medically-underserved populations. Participants will gain knowledge and skills in using technologies in video-conferencing in the clinical setting and remote patient monitoring in the home setting. At completion of the program, participants will receive certification as a Telehealth Technologist, demonstrating proficiency in use of standards-based technology and protocols, and have the skills and abilities to apply telehealth to the needs of their patients and communities.

STAR Telehealth Center

STAR offers the convenience of on-line training, as well as hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technologies in its training laboratory housed at the New College Institute, Martinsville, VA.

Certified Telemedicine Clinical Presenter

This Certification equips graduates with the skills to present patients during virtual encounters with physicians and specialists.

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Certified Telehealth Coordinator

This Certification equips graduates with the skills to coordinate virtual encounters with physicians and a variety of specialists.

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STAR Partners

The STAR training program is designed to benefit:

  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Paramedics
  • Nursing School students
  • Medical School students
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Physician Assistants
  • Information technology specialists
  • Health care administrators