At the conclusion of the residency rotation on this service, the graduate is expected to be proficient in the management of sports medicine problems encountered in the general practice of orthopaedics. It is important to recognize that competency as a physician extends beyond medical knowledge and direct patient care. Therefore, evaluations for the Sports Medicine Service will include not only these competencies, but also demonstration of abilities in medical knowledge and patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.
The goal of the Sports Medicine Service is to provide the resident with an educational experience that maximizes the opportunity to understand, evaluate, and treat orthopaedic sports medicine injuries. This is achieved by combining a structured study program that utilizes an extensive recommended reading list with a clinical experience that has an appropriate balance between office evaluation and surgical treatment of sports related injuries. Junior and senior level residents rotate through the Sports Medicine Service for three-month blocks and assume responsibility based upon demonstrated knowledge, previous experience, and clinical skills.