Sports Medicine

Components

The Sports Medicine AOC was created to provide a more in-depth experience for residents interested in primary care sports medicine. Family Medicine residents will be trained in the evaluation and management of common musculoskeletal problems and medical conditions that occur in active individuals in a wide variety of settings.
Ashleigh Fisher describes the sports medicine experience

  • Team Physician - Residents will function as team physician for a local school for at least 1 season of football (High-Risk), provide medical coverage for at least 1 other sport (Low-Risk)
  • Training Room clinic- Residents will attend training room clinic at their assigned school a minimum of once per month in order to provide health services aimed at preventing injury, evaluating injuries, and maintaining health of student athletes.
  • Sports Physicals - Residents will perform Preparticipation Physical Evaluations sponsored by St. Vincent Sports Performance
  • Additional Sporting Events - there may be additional opportunities for physician coverage with Butler University (Division 1), Marian University (NAIA), Big Ten Basketball Tournament, USA diving, track & field, and more! For more information please visit the St. Vincent Sports Performance program website.
  • Scholarly Project - Complete a scholarly project related to Sports Medicine. Residents are encouraged to submit their scholarly project or research for presentation at AMSSM or ACSM annual meeting. In addition residents will give a sports medicine presentation and participate in the fellowship program's journal club.
  • National Meeting - Attend AMSSM Annual Meeting at least once during residency
  • Sports Medicine Electives - Residents will complete an elective in addition to the required Sports Medicine and Orthopedic months.
For any questions about the Sports Medicine AOC, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Roth, elroth@ascension.org