Program Coordinator: Evan Peck, MD
Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 1-2
Location: 525 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Prerequisite

Completion of all core clerkships. Open to senior medical students.

Objectives

To provide the student with a basic introduction to the diagnosis and management of sports medicine injuries and conditions in the outpatient, nonsurgical clinical setting.

Description

The medical student is instructed in the examination, diagnosis and nonsurgical management of patients with sports medicine injuries and conditions in an outpatient clinic. Conditions treated in this clinic are primarily musculoskeletal injuries of the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, foot and ankle, but also include a significant component of sport-related concussion in the youth, high school, and collegiate athlete population. An understanding of tendinopathy management is emphasized.

Diagnostic and interventional ultrasound are a significant component of this clinic, as are regenerative medicine and orthobiologics. Students will also learn how to discern nonsurgical sports injuries from those that would benefit from surgical referral.

Evaluation

Evaluations will be distributed by the MSE department to the preceptor at the end of the rotation.