Primary Care Sports Medicine - FM 5850

Course Leader
Amity Rubeor, MD

Contact information
[email protected]

Learning objectives:

• Describe the role of the family medicine/sports medicine physician in the non-operative management of patients with orthopedic complaints
• Perform and document a complete shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle examination with special attention to joint specific diagnostic maneuvers
• Demonstrate splinting, casting and how to perform a joint injection (both knee and shoulder)
• Compare and contrast the role of health professionals (physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and certified athletic trainers) in non-operative sports medicine.

Course description:
This elective includes a heavy focus in local college training rooms where athletes are often seen before and after practices and events. Though your contacts in these training rooms are the physicians, we encourage you to arrive early or stay late in the training rooms and work with the certified athletic trainers who can help you with your musculoskeletal exam skills.

Duration of Course
4 weeks

Educational status of student
4th year medical student

Completion of 3rd year medical school