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Visiting Residents

The Wright State University Sports Medicine elective rotation is a two week rotation which is designed for current second or third year residents or previous residents from an accredited US residency program in Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Pain Management and Rehabilitation. The rotation will provide exposure to and more in depth knowledge of medical, overuse, and traumatic complaints as related to sports and musculoskeletal injuries in a clinical and sporting event setting. The candidate will work alongside fellows and core faculty in the clinic setting and will have the option to cover events as available during their rotation. Rotations are offered throughout the year.

Goals and Objectives:

Residents will assist in the evaluation and management of patients in the clinic setting and on the sidelines during event coverage when available. Variation in timing of the rotation does limit the resident's exposure to certain aspects of Sports Medicine, but we hope that upon completion of the rotation he/she will have familiarity with all or most of the items listed below.

  • History and physical techniques including special tests as they relates to musculoskeletal complaints.
  • Evaluation and treatment of some of the medical, overuse, and traumatic complaints as related to sports and musculoskeletal injuries in a clinical and sporting event setting.
  • Performing a pre-participation physical exam.
  • Team physician responsibilities.
  • Sideline evaluation and management of sports injuries (including reduction of fractures and dislocations).
  • Ability to educate athletes and exercise enthusiasts about injury prevention and safe exercise and athletic participation.
  • Appropriate and timely use of imaging modalities including x-ray, ultrasound, bone scan, CT scan, MRI, etc.
  • Musculoskeletal radiology including ultrasound interpretation.
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound as it relates to diagnosis and musculoskeletal injection techniques.
  • Appropriate non-surgical (home exercise program, physical therapy, bracing/splinting/casting, therapeutic injection techniques) and surgical management of musculoskeletal complaints.

During the rotation, the resident will be required to give a brief lecture on a Sports Medicine related topic. If interested, the resident may also complete a scholarly project which can include original research or publication of a case report or review article. There are numerous opportunities to cover sporting events including football, basketball, track and field events, marathons, triathlons, The Arnold Classic, wrestling tournaments, and soccer tournaments.


The preferred method of evaluation is on a standardized evaluation form provided by the resident's home institution. If an evaluation form is not available, the resident will be evaluated on the recommended ACGME and AOA core competencies which include medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, practice based learning and improvement, systems based practice, professionalism, and if applicable osteopathic philosophy and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Eligibility Requirements for the Elective Rotation

  • Approval from the resident's program director or a letter of good standing from the program director.
  • Specification of medical liability coverage during the rotation.
  • Records indicating up to date status of immunizations.
  • Enthusiastic interest in sports and Sports Medicine.

Resident Elective Application:

For any questions regarding the application process or additional information regarding the elective, please contact . Please include the preferred dates you would like to rotate in your correspondence.

General Information Regarding the Rotation

  • Housing and transportation is the responsibility of the rotating resident.
  • Reading materials and access to Kettering electronic medical resources will be provided at the start of the rotation.
  • The resident lecture can be on any sports related topic. See the fellowship academic curriculum objectives for a specific list of topics.