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Curricular Experiences

Your year-long curricular experiences will consist of 11-month long rotations with 2 weeks at the beginning and the end for start up and conclusion. The rotations include participation in operative and minor surgical procedures. Specialty rotations include Spine/Physiatry, Ortho sports/hip, Ortho sports/shoulder, wrist and hand, foot and ankle, adult reconstruction and arthritis care, and pediatric orthopaedics. There are also rotations in Rheumatology and Sports Concussion Clinic, musculoskeletal radiology, physical therapy/athletic training and rehabilitation.

The program aims to develop primary care physicians for academic practice. There will be many clinical and didactic teaching opportunities in medical students and resident education. Further academic development seminars are available. Exposure to compartment pressure testing and musculoskeletal ultrasound will also be provided. Nutrition, exercise physiology and sports psychology experiences are available. Weekly one-on-one tutorial sessions with the faculty will reinforce and inform your learning. Finally, an innovative “Sports Medicine in the News” curriculum will be discussed periodically.

The Department of Family Medicine and Department of Orthopaedics have an expanding and robust clinical practice. The Department of Family Medicine was one of the original academic family medicine departments in the country and continues to lead primary care in the 21st century with continued strengths in the bio-psychosocial model, women’s health, and international health. The Department of Orthopaedics is among the top NIH-funded orthopaedic departments in the country each year. With nationally ranked medical specialties, the medical center serves the region as the sole academic and top level trauma and referral center.