The UW Health Sports Medicine program offers a 12-month athletic training residency that is designed to provide the athletic trainer with a breadth of experience in the sports medicine clinical setting. Our clinical area of focus is orthopedics.
Two athletic training residents will be accepted annually for the UW Health Athletic Training Residency Program.
Each athletic training resident will be provided with rotation-specific competencies and objectives he/she will be required to meet throughout the course of the residency experience.
Clinical rotations/Area of focus
Primary care sports medicine
Orthopedic knee and shoulder
Total joint replacement
Orthopedic foot and ankle
In addition to the clinical rotations, the athletic training residents will be active participants in learning. Each athletic training resident is expected to:
Participate in intra-departmental educational programming by delivering two educational presentations throughout the residency program
Observe readings of various imaging (x-rays, MRI, CT) and administration of US/Fluoro-guided procedures in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Observe and scrub-in with orthopedic surgeons in the outpatient operating room
Attend pre-, mid- and final rotation meetings with assigned focus area preceptors
Perform a self-assessment, seek constructive feedback and utilize feedback to modify the behavior
Participate in athletic training residency program review and development
The UW Health Sports Medicine Athletic Training Residency Program has been granted initial program accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program’s next comprehensive review, including a self-study and on-site review, is scheduled to occur during the 2022-2023 academic year.