The UW Health Athletic Training Residency Program seeks to:
Provide athletic trainers with a comprehensive 12-month residency with didactic, scholarly, and clinical experiences providing an emphasis in musculoskeletal assessment and diagnosis within the sports medicine and orthopedic setting.
Prepare athletic training residents to participate as versatile members of a healthcare team within the sports medicine and orthopedic setting through the application of advanced knowledge and skills.
To develop athletic training professionals who apply their advanced knowledge of musculoskeletal assessment and diagnosis in employment settings consistent with their residency training.
Resident Learning Outcomes
UW Health Athletic Training Residents will:
Demonstrate advanced knowledge beyond their initial professional preparation in the area of musculoskeletal assessment and diagnosis within the sports medicine and orthopedic setting.
Apply the CAATE Post-Professional Core Competencies to professional practice:
Employ patient-centered care
Demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration
Interpret and apply evidence to guide their athletic training practice
Reflect for the purpose of quality improvement
Apply healthcare informatics
Demonstrate professional conduct
Demonstrate competence through successful completion of the orthopedic technologist exam.
Prepare and present scholarly work in an interdisciplinary educational forum.
Goal: To develop athletic training professionals who apply their advanced knowledge of musculoskeletal assessment in diagnosis in employment settings consistent with their residency training.
Performance Indicators: 80% of residents will work in an employment setting consistent with their residency training 6 months post program completion.
UW Health Athletic Training Residency Program Aggregate Data (2016-2019)
Completion Rate: 100%
Employment Rate: 100%; employed in the clinical setting
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.