Sports Medicine Track

Enhanced instruction in the EM subspecialty of Primary Care Sports Medicine.


The Goal for the Sports Medicine Track is to provide the opportunity for enhanced instruction in the EM subspecialty of Primary Care Sports Medicine. In particular, after completing this track, the trainee will have enhanced expertise in evaluation and management of musculoskeletal medicine and concussion. This will provide the opportunity for an enhanced application to a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, or become more involved in their community in the form of game/event/mass participation event coverage. In addition, trainees will have the opportunity to enhance skills in joint injections, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and casting/splinting. In completing the requirements, the trainee will have a letter placed in his/her file, attesting to the additional expertise gained.


Complete 100 credit hours during residency.

Opportunities for Credit


  1. Attendance at monthly scholarly track meetings.
  2. Longitudinal didactic sports medicine exposure (required, at least 50% attendance).
    • Primary care sports medicine journal club
      • Offered 2-4 times yearly, dates will be announced
    • Primary care medicine bimonthly lecture series
      • At UBMDOSM offices, Wednesdays 6-8 pm
  3. Write and present EM grand rounds lecture focusing on a Sports Medicine related topic.
  4. Completion of Primary Care Sports Medicine Elective in Second or Third Year.
  5. Research project (Including Poster.Podium presentation, participation in original research, case study).


  • Attendance at National Primary Care Sports Medicine Conference (AMSSM suggested).
  • Prepare and give lecture to EMM 550 students. Suggested topics:
    • a. Musculoskeletal exam
    • b. Joint Injection
    • c. Concussion
    • d. Casting/splinting
  • Completion of AMSSM online musculoskeletal ultrasound didactics.
  • Completion of AMSSM online ECG interoperation module.
  • Participation in Pre-participation physical examinations (UB/ECC/High School).
  • Participation in UB Training Room Clinic.
  • Attendance at a physical therapy clinic and/or chiropractic clinic to learn basic principles and applications of injury rehabilitation.
  • Familiarity with SCAT-5 tool and ability to apply it in the clinical setting.
  • Coverage of Sporting events at the high school, college, and or professional level, as well as mass participation events when applicable.
  • Completion of elective in Musculoskeletal Radiology.

Recommended Memberships

Available Learning Materials

  • AMSSM Position Statements
  • SAEM Sports Medicine Section
  • Selected Sports Medicine Article available in British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Podcasts Available on AMSSM Website


Suffoletto, Heidi

Heidi Suffoletto, MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor

UBMD Emergency Medicine 77 Goodell Street Suite 340 Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 7166459700