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Electives - Internal Medicine - General Medicine

Primary Care Sports Medicine

Elective Number: 1516 (arranged)

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. John MacKnight, jm9m@virginia.edu

Duration: 4 weeks (except R10a, which is 2-weeks)

Available: TBA for SMD18

Report to: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Attending

Time to Report: 8:00 am

Place to Report: Fontaine, Building 545, 1st Floor (Please obtain a blue parking permit from Parking & Transportation for parking at Athletic Department lots (University Hall)

Typical day: 8:00 am - 4/4:30 pm

Suggested preparatory reading: Essential Orthopaedics, ed. Miller, Hart, MacKnight

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Number of students per rotation: 1

Course Description: This elective will concentrate on the primary care management of athletes as well as non-operative musculoskeletal care in active individuals. Emphasis will be placed on development of physical exam skills, appreciation of common musculoskeletal disorders, and exposure to a wide variety of primary care sports medicine conditions. Students work directly with a number of sports medicine providers including primary care, orthopaedics, and physical medicine & rehabilitation, each with different clinical experiences. Clinical time will be split each week between primary care sports medicine and orthopaedics. A small amount of rotation time is generally available for interviews, Board review or independent study. UVA sports coverage MAY be a part of the experience but is not guaranteed.