Game Coverage

Resident and faculty member at a sports event.

Fellows cover most games unopposed. But when UB made the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, Ali Makki (left) and Michael Tiso shared the responsibility — and the thrill.

Training at Division I sports matches, you’ll learn how to quickly and confidently respond to acute injuries.

Throughout the year, you’ll train unopposed at a variety of UB sporting events, managing acute injuries and making on-the-spot return-to-play decisions.

Although our faculty supervise you and consult on challenging cases, you’ll serve as the primary team physician.

Unlike other programs, where you have to share game coverage with an orthopaedic trainee, you’ll tend tend to all injuries, orthopaedic and medical.

At many events — including wrestling and soccer matches — you’ll be the only physician onsite.

In the process, you’ll gain invaluable hands-on experience and expertise in sport-specific injuries.

You’ll care for Division I athletes in:

  • football (home and away games)
  • soccer (men’s and women’s)
  • basketball (men’s and women’s)
  • wrestling

If you seek additional experience in game coverage, you may cover high school sports teams as well.

And if you’re interested in treating hockey players, you may cover Canisius College Division I hockey games.

Injuries and conditions you’ll see during your training include:

  • sprains and strains
  • fractures
  • dislocations
  • concussions
  • lacerations
  • shortness of breath
  • meniscus tears
  • dehydration

Patient Population

  • Division 1 college athletes

Training Sites


Time commitment varies by season