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


Competency based training and bioskills

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 2021 ‘Soccer Injuries:  From Pediatric to Senior Athletes’ Dr. Federico Yanez-Siller   Part 2 of video
UTOSM December 2020 ‘Elbow Arthroscopy Update’ Dr. Christian Veillette
UTOSM November 2020 ‘AC Joint Injuries: What We Know in 2020’ Dr. Ujash Sheth
UTOSM October 2020 ‘Sports Medicine – Carpal Injuries – Examination, Treatment & Return-to-Play’ Dr. Herb von Schroeder
UTOSM September 2020 ‘Massive Rotator Cuff Tears – State of the Art in 2020’ Dr. Patrick Henry
UTOSM March 2020 ‘Cartilage Restoration of the Knee’ Dr. Jihad Abouali
UTOSM February 2020 ‘Ligamentous Injuries and Tibial Plateau Fractures: When to Fix Both’ Dr. Aaron Nauth
UTOSM January 2020 ‘Ankle Fractures in 2020: How Can We Prevent Post Traumatic Arthritis’ Dr. Johnny Lau
UTOSM December 2019 ‘Triceps Tendon Tears’ Dr. Ian Mayne
UTOSM November 2019 ‘Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus in the “Younger” Adult Patient: Challenges in Management’ Dr. Sam Si-Hyeong Park
UTOSM October 2019 ‘Imaging of Peripheral Nerves and Peripheral Nerve Injuries’ Dr. Ali Naraghi
UTOSM September 2019 ‘Achilles Tendon Pathology: The Latest and Greatest’ Dr. Danny Arora
UTOSM June 2019 ‘Assessment and Management of Shoulder Injuries in Tennis’ Dr. Erin Boynton
UTOSM May 2019 ‘Cannabis Use in Athletes’ Dr. Tim Leroux
UTOSM April 2019 ‘Case Based MSK MRI: Shoulder and Knee’ Dr. Bob Bleakney – April powerpoint slides
UTOSM March 2019 ‘Elbow: Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries’ Dr. Ryan Paul
UTOSM February 2019 ‘Peripheral Nerve Injuries in Athletes’ Dr. Heather Baltzer
UTOSM January 2019 ‘Pectoralis Major Tears’ Dr. Amr Elmaraghy
UTOSM December 2018 ‘The Masters Athlete… let’s defy aging’ Dr. Darrell Ogilvie-Harris
UTOSM November 2018 ‘Applications of MSK Ultrasound’ Dr. Katherine Nanos
UTOSM October 2018 ‘ACL Injury – How can we prevent young people getting arthritis? Dr. Tim Dwyer
UTOSM September 2018 ‘Patient Satisfaction and Quality in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine – Potential Impacts on Practice and the Profession’ Dr. Brent Mollen
UTOSM June 2018 ‘Opioids in Shoulder Surgery’ Dr. Christian Veillette
UTOSM May 2018 ‘Save the Meniscus’ Dr. Jihad Abouali
UTOSM April 2018 ‘Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Knee – From Simple to Complex’ Dr. David Wasserstein
UTOSM March 2018 ‘An Update on the Use of Biologics in Sports Medicine’ Dr. Jas Chahal
UTOSM February 2018 ‘Revision Shoulder Instability: Risk Factors for Failure’ Dr. Marcin Kowalczuk
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

UTOSM January 2021 ‘Professional Sports during the COVID-19 Pandemic’ Dr. David Lawrence and Dr. Ira Smith
UTOSM November 2020 ‘COVID-19 Infection and Return to Play: Implication for Student Athletes’ Dr. Paul Dorian
UTOSM October 2020 ‘Sports During the COVID-19 Pandemic – A Primer’ Dr. Doug Richards
UTOSM September 2020 ‘A Multi-Methodological Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of Lower Extremity Injuries’ Dr. Timothy Burkhart
UTOSM January 2020 ‘Anxiety and Depression in Athletes’ Dr. Hemen Shukla
UTOSM November 2019 ‘Ditch Your Stethoscope and Grab Your Smartphone – Athlete Health Monitoring and Injury Surveillance in the 21st Century’ Dr. Doug Richards
UTOSM October 2019 ‘Put Me in, Coach-Complications Arising from Mental Illness in Athletes’ Dr. Carla Edwards
UTOSM September 2019 ‘A Neuropsychiatric Model for Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms’ Dr. Matthew Burke
UTOSM June 2019 ‘Extensor Mechanism Injuries’ Dr. Alessandro Francella
UTOSM May 2019 ‘Hamstring Injuries in Athletes’ Dr. SuFei Yue
UTOSM April 2019 ‘Lateral Ankle Sprains’ Dr. Kate Reilly
UTOSM February 2019 ‘Sudden Arrhythmic Death in Young Athletes’ Dr. Michael Gollub
UTOSM January 2019 ‘Kinesiotape – Great Marketing or Human Duct Tape’ Dr. Howard Chen
UTOSM November 2018 ‘Para Athlete Perspectives: What you want to know, but are afraid to ask…’ Dr. Steven Dilkas
UTOSM October 2018 ‘Concussion and the Vision Connection’ Dr. Shirley Blanc
UTOSM September 2018 ‘Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – an Under-recognized Problem?’ Dr. Doug Richards
UTOSM June 2018 ‘Burning Hot and Ice Cold: A Review of Temperature-Related Illness in Sport’ Dr. John Presvelos
UTOSM May 2018 ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger? A Review of the Evidence and Practical Tips on Use of Ergogenic Aids in Athletic Populations’ Dr. Lisa Liang
UTOSM April 2018 ‘Exercise in Pregnancy’ Dr. Lee Schofield
UTOSM March 2018 ‘Altitude Medicine’ Dr. Ivy Cheng
UTOSM February 2018 ‘Mass Casualty Management at Sporting Events’ Dr. Ian Cohen
UTOSM January 2018 ‘Apophyseal Injuries in Pediatric Population’ Dr. Neil Dilworth
UTOSM November 2017 “Tools for Managing OA” Dr. Laura Cruz and Rhona McGlasson
UTOSM October 2017 ‘The Tired Athlete’ Dr. Hemen Shukla
UTOSM September 2017 ‘Highlights from 2017 Concussion Guidelines: Berlin & Parachute’ Dr. David Lawrence
UTOSM June 2017 ‘Tendinopathy and the Role of Inflammation – Time to Rethink?’ Dr. Ryan Eardley
UTOSM May 2017 ‘Gauging Clinical Readiness to Return to Play’ Dr. Fahim Merali
UTOSM April 2017 ‘Training Load” as a Predictor of Health and Performance’ Dr. Doug Richards
UTOSM March 2017 ‘Collapse During and After Endurance Events’  Dr. Jacquelyn Corkum
UTOSM February 2017 ‘Iron Deficiency in Athletes’ Dr. Jeannie Callum
UTOSM January 2017 ‘Dental Injuries in Sport – Prevention and First Response’ Peter Nkansah
UTOSM October 2016 ‘The Role of  Exercise in Management of Concussion’  Michael Hutchison
UTOSM September 2016 ‘Eye Injuries in Sport’ Dr. Jonathan Micieli 
UTOSM July 2016 ‘Axial & Coronal Alignment of the Lower Extremity’ Dr. Doug Richards
UTOSM June 2016 ‘Nutraceuticals and Concussion’ Dr. Daniel Warshafsky
UTOSM April 2016  ‘Adhesive Capsulitis in the Athletic Shoulder’ Tim Rindlisbacher
Rounds 2016-2-16 Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome: Rethinking the Female Athlete Triad Dr. Leah Hillier
Rounds 2015-12-15 – Rest after Concussion Dr David Lawrence
Rounds 2015-09-22 – Is Your Desk Dangerous Dr.Doug Richards
2012 Archive
2013 Archive
2014 Archive
2015 Archive