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This is an elective for the fourth-year Ohio State University medical student that will provide experience to a multidisciplinary practice of Sports Medicine at our campus location. This experience includes working with:
  • Primary care sports medicine physicians
  • Physical therapists
  • Athletic trainers
  • Athletic teams and support staff
  • Radiologists
  • Orthopedic surgeons
It is a four-week rotation in an outpatient setting, offered September, October, November, January, February and March. Three students may complete the rotation in a one-month period.

Rotation Goals

  • Expose students to a multidisciplinary approach to the practice of Sports Medicine
  • Provide experience with common problems encountered in Sports Medicine, including their presentation, diagnosis and management
  • Teach and refine musculoskeletal physical examination skills
  • Offer familiarity with common procedures used in Sports Medicine such as injection techniques, fracture care and splinting/casting

Rotation Requirements

  • Office hours with assigned physician(s)
  • Attendance at weekly Sports Medicine conferences
  • Attendance for training room coverage with assigned physician
  • Attendance at three athletic events over the four-week rotation with assigned physician
  • Complete required readings
  • Present a written paper on a topic of your choice at the end of the four-week rotation

Didactic Sessions

Every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:00 pm at the Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute
The first three Wednesdays will be interactive didactic sessions. On the last Wednesday of the month, students will present a 15-minute written or PowerPoint presentation on a sports medicine topic of their choice.

The textbooks will be:
ibook: Musculoskeletal Examination of the Extremities: An Interactive Guide. Bryant Walrod, M.D.
Netter Sports Medicine: This will be provided.

For consideration/questions/applications

For consideration, please submit a current CV/resume and letter of interest to Kevin Douglas. Contact him at 614-293-8792 with questions.

Opportunities also exist for both Ohio State students and visiting students to complete fourth-year rotations in orthopedics with our Orthopedic Sports Medicine physicians. If interested, please contact Julia Panzo at 614-293-6194.

Program Coordinator

Physician Faculty

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