Dallas Sports Medicine Track Residency

Methodist Health System Family Medicine Residency Program

Sports Medicine InjuryThis Sports Medicine track is available to a maximum of two residents per year matching into our program.

The goals of the Sports Medicine track are:

  • To provide the resident with the skills and knowledge needed to become competent and proficient when caring for musculoskeletal injuries in their practice
  • To gain experience in procedures such as casting and splinting, joint injections and exercise stress testing
  • To prepare the resident for a future sports medicine fellowship position

PGY-1

The first-year sports medicine training track includes:

  • Developing core musculoskeletal knowledge, which includes examination of the knee, shoulder, foot/ankle, hip, and spine
  • Assigned reading materials, video, lecture series, and examination competencies
  • Developing proficiency in performing the pre-participation physical examination
  • Attend musculoskeletal procedural workshops

PGY-2

Football playerThe second-year sports medicine training track includes:

  • A one-month sports medicine rotation including time spent with orthopaedic surgeons, primary care sports medicine physicians, and physical therapists
  • Attendance at Friday night football games
  • Attend a national Sports Medicine conference
  • Opportunity to present cases at sports medicine meetings: the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the Texas chapter of the ACSM, and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
  • A one-month orthopedic rotation

PGY-3

The third-year sports medicine training track includes:

  • A second one-month sports medicine rotation, including time spent with orthopaedic surgeons, primary care sports medicine physicians, and physical therapists
  • Participation in the sports medicine lecture series
  • Team physician for High School athletics
  • Injury clinic on Wednesday afternoons at Duncanville High School
  • Completion of a sports medicine research project with presentation on research day