Standardized Tool for the Assessment of Radiology Students

Standardized Tool for the Assessment of Radiology StudentsThe Standardized Tool for the Assessment of Radiology Students (STARS), a collaborative effort of the Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology (AMSER) and the American College of Radiology (ACR), provides medical schools with a national, web-based question-item database and exam-taking system to use in assessing students throughout their radiology courses.

Instructors can create and administer their own web-based exams using the bank of multiple-choice questions — or use AMSER-created and -vetted exams. The STARS editorial committee is in charge of editing the questions and creating standardized exams.

The question-item database, transferred from Radiology ExamWeb (REW), consists of over 2,800 edited questions. Exams created by the editorial board will be available to all users. Exams created by instructors will be available to the instructors' institutions only.

Use of STARS will be free for medical student programs.

Student Portal           Faculty Portal

How to participate

Interested in STARS?

Step 1: Register your institution

Submit the Program Registration Interest Form

Program Registration Interest Form 

Step 2: Register your students

Review the How To User Guide and video , then register your students using the Program and Practice Management Application.

Program and Practice Management Application 

For questions or issues with the PPM, please contact
For questions or issues with logins, please contact

Contact us

For questions about the STARS program/exams:

Mahan Mathur

Judith Gadde

For help with technical issues or registration, email

Program Resources

Seeking volunteer writers

We are looking for new and experienced radiologists to author and edit high-quality, psychometrically validated questions for STARS. We will provide training and educational resources.

Sign up as a volunteer


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