Curriculum

Athletic training residency
    1. Advance the skillset of the Resident within the specialty area of orthopedics.
    2. Advance Resident knowledge and clinical skill to become a highly skilled versatile healthcare professional that delivers patient-centered care through systems based practice.
    3. Support Resident advancement of Athletic Training profession through outcomes based research, evidence-based practice, public and medical community education, and the development of leadership skills.
  • Upon completion of this residency the Athletic Trainer will:

    1. Recognize the role of the Athletic Trainer within orthopedic systems based practice and appraise the effectiveness of this model on patient oriented evidence.
    2. Develop an enhanced understanding of clinical decision making in patient-centered orthopedic care.
    3. Analyze various musculoskeletal imaging methods to enhance dissemination of findings to patients.
    4. Apply advanced Athletic Training orthopedic skill in traditional Athletic Training settings aimed at fostering evidence-based, patient centered care.
    5. Develop themselves to become a leader within orthopedic healthcare.
    6. Enhance their understanding of scholarship, effectively disseminate orthopedic knowledge to the medical community, and integrate scholarship to enhance patient care.

    Residents will progress through didactic and immersive experiences in the following modules:

    Core Didactic Instruction

    Core Didactic and Clinical experiences will occur within the structure of 5 modules. These modules include:

    1. Core Competencies
    2. Evidence Based Practice and Quality Improvement
    3. Orthopedic Evaluation and Diagnosis
    4. Musculoskeletal Radiology
    5. Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis of General Medical Conditions

    Additional Didactic Education

    These experiences capitalize on the strengths and resources of St. Luke’s University Health Network but are not formally assessed in Residency Assessment Plan.

    1. Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis of Concussion
    2. Clinical Cardiology - Diagnosis and Management
    3. Biomechanical Analysis of the Upper and lower Extremity
    4. Evidence-Based Therapeutic Interventions

    Residency Breakdown:

    • Clinical: 75%
    • Didactic: 15%
    • Scholarly Activity: 10%

    Start date: July 1st
    End date: June 30th

    Program Aggregate Data:

    2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
    Retention Rate: 100% 100% 50%
    Graduate Rate: 100% 100% 50%
    Employment Placement Rate: 100% 100% 100%

    To date all graduates of the program are employed by St. Luke’s University Health Network.