The Highest Value-Based Residency and Fellowship Education in Sports Medicine


1. Rotations:

Residents are assigned to a junior and senior three month rotation, their primary attachment is UTOSM sports with base hospital fly in call.

The program has been developed to teach the defined body of knowledge in three month rotations at a junior and then senior level.

Reference materials are kept in a shared “Dropbox” folder. “Current concepts” are used as a basis for advanced teaching.

The residents know the requirements in advance. They are assessed at the end of the rotation with STACERS, MCQ, Sports specific OSCE, OSATS and a case presentation.

Teaching rounds 4 days per week:

  • Tuesday – Research Rounds, Cross City Sports Rounds, Primary Care Rounds
  • Wednesday – Physical Exam, Procedures
  • Thursday – OKU defined body of knowledge
  • Friday – Bioskills

IMG_66692. Bioskills:

We have a bioskills program in the Simlab at WCH as part of the curriculum. A multi- disciplinary dry lab has been set up at WCH with four stations for orthopedic sports procedures. This is incorporated into the resident teaching rounds. Our hip simulation laboratory is new and functional.

3. Cross City Rounds:

These rounds are combined with Primary Care on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

4. Interdisciplinary Exposure:

Sports residents receive exposure to the interdisciplinary nature of sports medicine as an integral part of their rotation:

  • Primary care sports clinic
  • Sports radiology clinic and lecture
  • Physiotherapy rotation
  • Attendance at sports events e.g. ballet class, U of T teams.

IMG_07685. OP Day:

  • This is the UTOSM part of the Division wide teaching on alternate Friday mornings
  • 5 sessions are given on Sports
  • The residents are pre-polled to determine which topics they feel are most useful
  • All OP Day sessions are assessed by surveymonkey

6. Bioskills City Wide:

    • A new sports program was set up for the cadaver teaching lab. Upper and lower extremity will be done over two days each on alternate years.
    • Upper extremity will be elbow and shoulder arthroscopy and soft tissue reconstruction.
    • Lower extremity will be ankle and knee arthroscopy and soft tissue reconstruction
    • A one day research project will be added using the cadavers from session. For example: accuracy of anchor placement in glenoid


  • Research orientation and teaching roles
  • Develop outcome measures for the assessment of competence, including validated simulation models

Cross City Sports Rounds Archive

UTOSM January 2018 ‘The Three I’s of Hip Arthroscopic Surgery for the Young Adult – Investigations, Indications and the Intervention (Third Eye Blind)’ Dr. Danny Whelan
UTOSM December 2017 ‘Avulsion Fractures in the Paediatric Athlete: Diagnosis and Management’ Dr. Ian Mayne
UTOSM November 2017 ‘Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee’ Dr. Lucas Murnaghan
UTOSM October 2017 ‘3T MRI vs MR Arthrography of the Hip and Shoulder – What is the evidence?’ Dr. Ali Naraghi
UTOSM September 2017 ‘Superior Capsule Reconstruction – History, Technique and Evidence’ Dr. Timothy Leroux
UTOSM June 2017 ‘An Approach to Patellofemoral Instability and Pain’ Dr. Sebastian Tomescu
UTOSM May 2017 ‘Dislocations’ Dr. Bob Bleakney
UTOSM April 2017 ‘Massive Rotator Cuff Tears – Now What?’ Dr. Patrick Henry
UTOSM March 2017 ‘The Traumatic and the Teary:  The Saga of Sports Wrist Injuries’ Dr. Herb Von Schroeder
UTOSM February 2017 ‘Peroneal Tendons:  The Forgotten Tendons’ Dr. Johnny Lau
UTOSM December 2016 ‘ACL and Knee Injury Prevention’ Dr. David Wasserstein
UTOSM November 2016 ‘Subscapularis Tears:  Start Looking and Start Repairing’ Dr. Christian Veillette
UTOSM October 2016 “Management of Muscle Injuries in Soccer Players” Dr. Tim Dwyer 
UTOSM September 2016 Evidence-Based Monitoring Informing Athlete Management in Professional Sports: Examples from Professional Rugby League  Clive Brewer
UTOSM July 2016 Evidence Based Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Oxymoron No Longer! Dr. Danny Whelan
UTOSM June 2016 A Collaborative Approach to Reducing Injury in Sport and Recreation  Joanne Banfield
UTOSM May 2016 Bone Loss & Shoulder Instability Dr. Aaron Nauth
UTOSM 2016 Return to play decision Dr Ogilvie-Harris
UTOSM 2016 Biceps Tendon Dr Jihad Abdouali
UTOSM 2016 Pattelofemoral Instability Dr Peskun
UTOSM Concussions Dr Tator
UTOSM Spine Sports Radiology Dr Bob Bleakney
UTOSM Spine Sports Injuries Dr Michael Ford
UTOSM – Blind spots in shoulder and elbow Dr. Christian Veillette
2012 Archive
2013 Archive
2014 Archive
2015 Archive

Primary Care Sports Rounds Archive