Ascension Providence Hospital Sports Medicine

Rotation Director: Nicholas Moore, MD, FAAFP

Rotation Location: Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi

Duration of Rotation: 2 weeks (MSUCHM only) or 4 weeks

Students Per Month: 1

Work Hours: Generally, 8 am to 4 pm; some activities may occur outside of these hours

Prerequisites: 2 years of medical school; MCE completion for MSUCHM students; family medicine core clerkship completion for students from other schools

MSUCHM Course #: FM 617 

Goals & Objectives of Rotation:

  • Evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic sports injuries in the primary care setting
  • Philosophy and basic science of musculoskeletal medicine
  • Interdisciplinary care and consultation regarding athletic injuries
  • In office radiology imaging interpretation; X-ray and MRI
  • In office diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedures; arthrocentesis, tendon sheath injections, nerve blocks, PRP/stem cell
  • Fracture care; splinting, casting, closed reductions
  • Sideline coverage and acute/emergent care for local community athletes
  • Concussion management

Activities and Responsibilities for Medical Students:

  • Clinical Experience
    • Time includes direct patient care and collaboration with orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, and athletic training specialists
  • Community Education and Outreach
    • Attend local educational conferences
    • Sideline game coverage and pre-participation exams: Multiple local area high schools, Detroit Roller Derby, Detroit Rugby club, Tough Mudder race, Crossfit competitions, Pro Soccer Combine

Recommend Readings:

  • Bronstein RD, Schaffer JC. Physical Examination of the Knee: Meniscus, Cartilage and Patellofemoral Conditions. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2017; 25: 365-374
  • Finnoff JT, Hall MM, Adams E, et al. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement: interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound in sports medicine. Br J Sports Med Published Online First: Oct 20 2014. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2014-094219
  • Harmon KG, Clugston JR, Dec K, et al. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement on concussion in sport. Br J Sports Med 2019;53:213–225.
  • Kane SF, Olewinski LH, Tamminga KS. Management of Chronic Tendon Injuries. Am Fam Physician. 2019; 100(3):147-157.

Evaluation: At the end of the rotation, the Rotation Director will collect data from the supervising physician and other medical team members and complete a written evaluation of the student that is reflective of the student’s academic competence, procedural proficiency and professional attributes. The standard medical school form from the student’s medical school will be used. If required, the student should complete a case log and an evaluation of the rotation and submit them to their medical school. Medical students will be asked to evaluate the rotation at the end of the month.