Resident Rotation (SM)

An elective sports medicine rotation is available to outside residents with a special interest in sports medicine. Rotations may be in two or four week blocks. Requirements for the resident to participate in the elective include:

  • Agreement of understanding between St. Vincent and the resident’s home institution
  • Completion of the visiting physician application
  • Indiana Medical License (may take several months – so plan ahead)

The rotation can be tailored to a resident’s specific interests but general objectives of the rotation include:

  • Understanding the role of the primary care sports medicine physician
  • Becoming proficient in major joint examinations
  • Forming and expanding differential diagnosis of joint specific injuries
  • Performing common sports medicine related procedures (i.e. joint injections, casting, splinting)
  • Gaining exposure to musculoskeletal ultrasound

Depending on the timing of the rotation, the resident will participate in training room activities, game and event coverage, didactic sessions, and present at conferences and/or journal clubs if possible. The rotation should appeal to any resident with a special interest in primary care sports medicine and is considering pursuit of a sports medicine fellowship.

For additional information on the application process for the primary care sports medicine elective at St. Vincent – please contact Chris Parr, fellowship coordinator via email at