Sports Medicine

Working in a high-volume clinic, you’ll gain competence diagnosing and treating injuries specific to sports and exercise in patients of all ages.

Integrating your knowledge of the basic sciences into your practice of sports medicine, you’ll work with coaches, physical therapists and orthopedic surgeons to deliver optimal care to a wide range of patients, ranging from first-time exercisers to college athletes.

You’ll have opportunities to work alongside athletic trainers at sporting events, attend a lecture series and participate in journal club with sports medicine fellows.

Techniques Learned

By the end of this rotation, you’ll be able to:

  • cast
  • aspirate, immobilize and inject joints
  • splint
  • tape and strap injuries

Conditions Seen

You’ll diagnose and treat patients with:

  • sprained ankles
  • back pain
  • bursitis
  • concussion
  • dehydration
  • exercise addiction
  • exercise-induced asthma
  • fracture
  • heart murmur
  • knee injuries
  • post-concussive syndrome
  • rotator cuff injury
  • steroid abuse

You’ll better understand conditions related to female athletes, including:

  • amenorrhea
  • body dysmorphic disorder
  • eating disorders
  • female athlete triad
  • osteoporosis

Clinical Sites

Year Taken


Length of Rotation

4 weeks