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 June 2022 ‘Innovations in ACL Surgery’ Dr. Jihad Abouali
UTOSM April 2022 ‘FAI Research: What We Found and What’s Next?’ Dr. Femi Ayeni
UTOSM March 2022 ‘Diagnosis and Management of Anterolateral Injuries of the Knee: Complex by Name and Complex by Nature’ Dr. Brian Devitt
UTOSM February 2022 ‘Bringing a Sport Medicine Perspective to Tibial Plateau Fractures’ Dr. Ryan Martin
UTOSM January 2022 ‘Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Failed Hip Arthroscopy’ Dr. Jas Chahal
UTOSM December 2021 ‘MR Imaging – Posteromedial and Posterolateral Corners of the Knee’ Dr. Lawrence White
UTOSM October 2021 ‘Advancing the Role of Hand & Wrist Arthroscopy’ Dr. Ryan Paul
UTOSM September 2021 ‘Imaging of Shoulder Instability’ Dr. Bob Bleakney
UTOSM May 2021 ‘Distal Biceps Tendon and Bicipital Aponeurosis Rupture:Imaging sparing Physical Exam, 2 Incision Primary Repair and Chronic Reconstruction Technique’ Dr. Amr Elmaraghy
UTOSM April 2021 ‘Novel Office-Based Ultrasound Procedures for Shoulder Conditions seen in MSK and Sports Clinics’ Dr. Harpreet Sangha
UTOSM March 2021 ‘Autologous Cartilage Implantation – The Future of Cartilage Repair?’ Dr. Marcel Betsch
UTOSM February 2021 ‘Joint Preservation of the Knee’ Dr. David Wasserstein
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

Primary Care Sports Rounds Archive

UTOSM June 2022 ‘ACL Injury Prevention: What’s Being Done and is it Enough?’ Dr. Sheniz Eryuzlu
UTOSM May 2022 ‘Considerations for the Athlete with Diabetes’ Dr. Joo Hyung Yoon
UTOSM April 2022 ‘Injection Therapies – What’s the Best?’ Dr. Ryan Eardley
UTOSM March 2022 ‘An evidence-based, multifactorial assessment for running-related injuries’ Dr. Rosenblat
UTOSM February 22 ‘Ready or Not, Here Surgery Comes: An overview of PREhabilitation research and practice’ Dr. Danial Santa Mina
UTOSM November 21 ‘Inhalers: An Update’ Dr. Hemen Shukla
UTOSM October 21 ‘Accelerated Strength and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Programs Following ACL Injury and Reconstruction’ Dr. Timothy Burkhart
UTOSM September 21 ‘Exercise and Tendons’ Dr. Doug Richards
UTOSM June 2021 ‘Patellofemoral Pain Management in 2021’ Dr. Ahmed Aljefri
UTOSM May 2021 ‘Autonomic Dysreflexia and Boosting – Doping or Fair Play?’ Dr. Dmitri Krassioukov
UTOSM April 2021 ‘Early Sports Specialization’ Dr. Emily Fejtek
UTOSM March 2021 ‘Canadian High Performance Sport during the Pandemic’ Dr. Steven Dilkas
UTOSM February 2021 ‘Regulation and Safe Conduct of Sport during the COVID-19 Pandemic’ Dr. Daniel Warshafsky
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