AC512M.7

Medical Sports Medicine

Sites: Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Director(s): Cynthia Stein
Prerequisites: None
Offered: Oct, July
Location: CHMC - Children's Hosp Medical Center (7)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: This elective is an ambulatory rotation designed to introduce medical students to the field of medical/primary care sports medicine. The student will work with sports medicine physicians who also have primary training in internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, family medicine or physiatry in outpatient clinics and at mass participation and team-based sporting events. Students will see pediatric and adult patients with sports- and exercise-related musculoskeletal and medical complaints in the clinic setting. Though we will emphasize proficiency with the full sports medicine history and focused musculoskeletal exam, students will also gain familiarity with interpretation of radiological studies and will learn to develop a basic management plan. Students will participate in departmental educational conferences. Opportunities for exposure to sideline/medical tent sporting event coverage, ultrasound examinations, and surgical procedures are also available based on student interest. The rotation is designed for those interested in sports medicine, primary care medicine and non-surgical specialties. This is an ambulatory care rotation with no overnight call. Event coverage may be scheduled in the evenings or on weekends.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Basic science content and evidence-based medicine will be covered through daily case review, departmental lectures, and educational conferences.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: The student excels at all measures of the rotation: performs complete history and physical examinations; develops thorough management plans; demonstrates an in-depth understanding of imaging related to patient cases; demonstrates an ability to perform basic musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluations; seeks out additional opportunities to interact with physicians and patients; volunteers to cover additional events; takes initiative in identifying knowledge gaps and learning opportunities; actively seeks out feedback; enthusiastically completes case reports and other assignments; demonstrates an understanding of sports medicine that far exceeds that of other learners at the same level of training.
Honors: The student exceeds expectations in most measures of the rotation: performs complete focused history and physical examinations; develops basic management plans; demonstrates an understanding of imaging related to patient cases; demonstrates an understanding of basic musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluations; seeks out additional opportunities to interact with physicians and patients; enthusiastically completes all event coverage; requests additional resources and opportunities for learning; enthusiastically completes case reports and other assignments; demonstrates an understanding of sports medicine that exceeds that of other learners at the same level of training.
Satisfactory: The student satisfactorily completes all required elements of the rotation: Student attends all required clinic sessions and coverage events; demonstrates an ability to gather basic history and perform basic physical examinations on patients; interprets imaging tests as they relate to patient cases; reads all required readings and completes all required case report presentations.
Unsatisfactory: The student fails to complete all required elements of the rotation: Student does not attend all required clinic sessions or coverage events; does not demonstrate an ability to gather basic history or perform basic physical examinations on patients; is unable to interpret imaging tests as they relate to patient cases; does not read required readings or complete all required case presentations.