What is the purpose?
Whereas the standard two-week sports medicine required rotation
exposes the resident to primary care sports medicine (PCSM), the elective sports
trains residents to be confident and competent in management of the athlete’s
health concerns. The curriculum, with an inherent flexibility to meet
individual resident’s need, will provide the resident with a solid
foundation for care of the athlete upon completion of residency, and if
desired, an unparalleled preparation for a fellowship opportunity in primary
care sports medicine.
What are the learning opportunities?
- The Sports Medicine Center is a primary care sports medicine clinic, led
by Dr. Styles, CAQ sports medicine and FMRP faculty, which works with
physical therapy to effectively meet the community's sports medicine needs.
- Serve as a team physician for a local high school by covering varsity football
games, planning pre-participation examination events, and performing injury
- Direct and participate in pre-participation exam events in local high schools
- Rotations with particular emphasis on orthopedic sports medicine, fracture
and cast management, exercise stress testing, and musculoskeletal anatomy
review as it relates to sports medicine.
- Participation in monthly sports medicine journal clubs.
Which residents are involved
Sports Medicine Track residents are individuals who have demonstrated satisfactory
academic progress and an ability to participate in an additional curriculum
component without compromising their core residency experience. Residents
are in their second and third year who have committed to participating
in the track for their final two years of residency. Selection of residents
is made during the first year of residency and commitment is not necessary
as part of the residency application process. Although first years are
not able to officially participate, they are welcome to become involved
as their schedule allows.