Ascension Providence Hospital Sports Medicine Curriculum

Brief Overview
The resident gains experience in primary care sports medicine under the direct supervision of fellowship trained faculty in addition to faculty with special interest in the care of athletes and active individuals. A variety of settings are available to provide the clinical opportunities needed.

Ascension Providence Athletic Medicine Clinic
The clinic is located on the Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield - Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi Campus and serves as the home for Providence Athletic Medicine. The resident attends to patients under the direct supervision of the program faculty managing a variety of sport and exercise related conditions. The center also houses affiliated specialists with whom the resident will have access to on a consultative basis. In addition, the resident may choose to spend elective time with an affiliated specialist. An athletic trainer will assist the physicians in the office providing assessments and implementing treatment plans. The resident will typically spend four to five half-day sessions in the clinic.

Ascension Providence Family and Athletic Medicine Center
This center, located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, will provide the Primary Care continuity needed to maintain their primary care skills. The resident will manage a variety of medical problems characteristic of a suburban family practice under the supervision of board-certified Family Physicians. One half-day session will be maintained throughout the fellowship year.

Training Room
The faculty of Providence Athletic Medicine serve as team physicians for a variety of local schools and organizations, including local high schools a Junior "A" Hockey Club, and the Madonna University Crusaders. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in regular training room sessions, under the supervision of a faculty member, evaluating injuries and illness on-site. Training room sessions will average one to two per week, depending on the season. In addition, local university-based training room experience is available.

Event Coverage
In addition to training room coverage, the fellow will be responsible for event coverage, including assignment to a local high school to provide sports medicine services. In conjunction with a faculty member, the resident will have the opportunity to be involved with the organization and implementation of on-site, sports medicine coverage for a wide range of events, including high school sports, local hockey tournaments, and other special community events including the Detroit Free Press Marathon.

Ascension Providence Hospital has a long history of clinical research and the resident
will be expected to initiate an original research project with the assistance of faculty members. Resources to support research, including funding, statistical, and epidemiological support are available through the Hospital’s Department of Physiology. In addition, the resident may participate in a three-part educational session held locally on research design and implementation. Ascension Providence Hospital also hosts an annual Resident Research Day where original projects are presented. Winners have the opportunity to present their projects at regional, state, and national levels. The resident will have the opportunity to participate in Resident Research Day and will be expected to present findings of completed studies or other suitable work at a national Sports Medicine conference.

As part of a large, community based Family Practice residency training program, the faculty of Providence Athletic Medicine provide educational sessions to the Family Practice residents. The Sports Medicine resident will assist in the organization and provision of regularly scheduled lectures and workshops, in addition to coordinating clinical rotations in Sports Medicine and event coverage. An opportunity to present a sports medicine related topic at the Providence Sports Medicine Grand Rounds will be available.

The resident will participate in the Sports Medicine lecture series within the Providence Department of Family Practice. A monthly Sports Medicine journal club as well as a regular CAQ review; sessions will also be required of the resident.