Development of a novel sports medicine rotation for emergency medicine residents

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Title:
Development of a novel sports medicine rotation for emergency medicine residents
Author:
Waterbrook, Anna; Pritchard, Gail; Lane, Allison; Stoneking, Lisa; Koch, Bryna; McAtee, Robert; Min, Alice; Prior, Jessica; Farrell, Isaac; McNulty, Holly; Stolz, Uwe; Grall, Kristi
Affiliation:
Univ Arizona, Dept Emergency Med; Univ Arizona, Off Med Student Educ
Issue Date:
2016-04
Publisher:
DOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTD
Citation:
Development of a novel sports medicine rotation for emergency medicine residents 2016:249 Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Journal:
Advances in Medical Education and Practice
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© 2016 Waterbrook et al. This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at https://www.dovepress.com/ terms.php and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/).
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Abstract:
Musculoskeletal complaints are the most common reason for patients to visit a physician, yet competency in musculoskeletal medicine is invariably reported as a deficiency in medical education in the USA. Sports medicine clinical rotations improve both medical students' and residents' musculoskeletal knowledge. Despite the importance of this knowledge, a standardized sports medicine curriculum in emergency medicine (EM) does not exist. Hence, we developed a novel sports medicine rotation for EM residents to improve their musculoskeletal educational experience and to improve their knowledge in musculoskeletal medicine by teaching the evaluation and management of many common musculoskeletal disorders and injuries that are encountered in the emergency department. The University of Arizona has two distinct EM residency programs, South Campus (SC) and University Campus (UC). The UC curriculum includes a traditional 4-week orthopedic rotation, which consistently rated poorly on evaluations by residents. Therefore, with the initiation of a new EM residency at SC, we replaced the standard orthopedic rotation with a novel sports medicine rotation for EM interns. This rotation includes attendance at sports medicine clinics with primary care and orthopedic sports medicine physicians, involvement in sport event coverage, assigned reading materials, didactic experiences, and an on-call schedule to assist with reductions in the emergency department. We analyzed postrotation surveys completed by residents, postrotation evaluations of the residents completed by primary care sports medicine faculty and orthopedic chief residents, as well as the total number of dislocation reductions performed by each graduating resident at both programs over the last 5 years. While all residents in both programs exceeded the ten dislocation reductions required for graduation, residents on the sports medicine rotation had a statistically significant higher rate of satisfaction of their educational experience when compared to the traditional orthopedics rotation. All SC residents successfully completed their sports medicine rotation, had completed postrotation evaluations by attending physicians, and had no duty hour violations while on sports medicine. In our experience, a sports medicine rotation is an effective alternative to the traditional orthopedics rotation for EM residents.
ISSN:
1179-7258
DOI:
10.2147/AMEP.S92428
Keywords:
musculoskeletal medicine; musculoskeletal education; medical education; orthopedics
Version:
Final published version
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https://www.dovepress.com/development-of-a-novel-sports-medicine-rotation-for-emergency-medicine-peer-reviewed-article-AMEP

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dc.contributor.authorWaterbrook, Annaen
dc.contributor.authorPritchard, Gailen
dc.contributor.authorLane, Allisonen
dc.contributor.authorStoneking, Lisaen
dc.contributor.authorKoch, Brynaen
dc.contributor.authorMcAtee, Roberten
dc.contributor.authorMin, Aliceen
dc.contributor.authorPrior, Jessicaen
dc.contributor.authorFarrell, Isaacen
dc.contributor.authorMcNulty, Hollyen
dc.contributor.authorStolz, Uween
dc.contributor.authorGrall, Kristien
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-30T02:32:43Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-30T02:32:43Z-
dc.date.issued2016-04-
dc.identifier.citationDevelopment of a novel sports medicine rotation for emergency medicine residents 2016:249 Advances in Medical Education and Practiceen
dc.identifier.issn1179-7258-
dc.identifier.doi10.2147/AMEP.S92428-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/615113-
dc.description.abstractMusculoskeletal complaints are the most common reason for patients to visit a physician, yet competency in musculoskeletal medicine is invariably reported as a deficiency in medical education in the USA. Sports medicine clinical rotations improve both medical students' and residents' musculoskeletal knowledge. Despite the importance of this knowledge, a standardized sports medicine curriculum in emergency medicine (EM) does not exist. Hence, we developed a novel sports medicine rotation for EM residents to improve their musculoskeletal educational experience and to improve their knowledge in musculoskeletal medicine by teaching the evaluation and management of many common musculoskeletal disorders and injuries that are encountered in the emergency department. The University of Arizona has two distinct EM residency programs, South Campus (SC) and University Campus (UC). The UC curriculum includes a traditional 4-week orthopedic rotation, which consistently rated poorly on evaluations by residents. Therefore, with the initiation of a new EM residency at SC, we replaced the standard orthopedic rotation with a novel sports medicine rotation for EM interns. This rotation includes attendance at sports medicine clinics with primary care and orthopedic sports medicine physicians, involvement in sport event coverage, assigned reading materials, didactic experiences, and an on-call schedule to assist with reductions in the emergency department. We analyzed postrotation surveys completed by residents, postrotation evaluations of the residents completed by primary care sports medicine faculty and orthopedic chief residents, as well as the total number of dislocation reductions performed by each graduating resident at both programs over the last 5 years. While all residents in both programs exceeded the ten dislocation reductions required for graduation, residents on the sports medicine rotation had a statistically significant higher rate of satisfaction of their educational experience when compared to the traditional orthopedics rotation. All SC residents successfully completed their sports medicine rotation, had completed postrotation evaluations by attending physicians, and had no duty hour violations while on sports medicine. In our experience, a sports medicine rotation is an effective alternative to the traditional orthopedics rotation for EM residents.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTDen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.dovepress.com/development-of-a-novel-sports-medicine-rotation-for-emergency-medicine-peer-reviewed-article-AMEPen
dc.rights© 2016 Waterbrook et al. This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at https://www.dovepress.com/ terms.php and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/).en
dc.subjectmusculoskeletal medicineen
dc.subjectmusculoskeletal educationen
dc.subjectmedical educationen
dc.subjectorthopedicsen
dc.titleDevelopment of a novel sports medicine rotation for emergency medicine residentsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Emergency Meden
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Off Med Student Educen
dc.identifier.journalAdvances in Medical Education and Practiceen
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen
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