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Curriculum

  • Pre-fellowship evaluation
  • Regularly scheduled academic sessions throughout the year
  • Post-rotation exam and skills evaluation
  • Research project
  • Post-fellowship evaluation and skills assessment
  • Anatomy curriculum
    • Cadaver labs/anatomy
    • Interpretation of diagnostic imaging (X-ray, MRI, CT, ultrasound, EMG)
  • Surgical curriculum 
    • Surgical observation requirements
    • Sterile techniques, instrument recognition, patient positioning, and room setup
    • Arthroscopy and surgical technique labs
  • Clinical curriculum
    • Enhancing evaluation and diagnostic skills
    • Special tests for orthopaedic injuries and disorders
    • Differential diagnosis
    • Cast/splint/brace application
    • Clinical and surgical coding
    • Dictation skills
    • Fracture classifications and treatments
    • Medications/prescribing protocols
    • Injection labs
    • Rehabilitation and treatment protocols (injury-specific timeline)

Clinical Skills

  • Patient documentation
  • Patient history taking
  • Managing clinical flow
  • Injury evaluation
  • Patient education
  • Diagnostic imaging ordering
  • Communication with staff and patients
  • Casting/bracing/splinting
  • Assisting with in-office procedures
  • Setting up sterile fields
  • Pre- and postsurgical care
  • Dressing changes
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Insurance coding and billing
  • Rehabilitation documentation and protocols

Educational Aspects

  • Scheduled academic sessions, symposiums, and community presentations
  • Scheduled orthopaedic and general medicine lectures
  • Cadaveric labs
  • State, regional, and national athletic training and sport-specific meetings