BIOL 6524: An Introduction to Sports Medicine

Student Leaders: 
Lauren Ready, MD21; Patrick Mcglone, MD21
Faculty Adviser: 
Jeffrey P. Feden, MD

The field of sports medicine has seen substantial growth in recent years. This elective aims to introduce medical students to the multidisciplinary nature of sports medicine, with a focus on career opportunities and the medical and orthopedic care of athletes. The course will include interactive discussions and didactic sessions given by a variety of primary care sports medicine and orthopedic faculty members on topics ranging from sports-related concussion to performance-enhancing drugs. Students will also have the opportunity to practice musculoskeletal exam skills and attend an athletic event with one of several team physicians. A required project will allow students to identify, investigate, and briefly present on clinical topic in sports medicine.