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Enhanced Skills - Sport and Exercise Medicine

Program Description

The Department of Family Medicine offers a 12 month Enhanced Skills Residency Program in Sport and Exercise Medicine.  The Program is fully accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Program Overview

The one year Program consists of the following rotations:

Rotation

Duration

Mandatory Rotations

Cardiology and Cardiac Rehab

2 weeks

Endocrinology and Women’s Health

2 weeks

Orthopedics – Sport Orthopedics

4 weeks

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

2 weeks

Radiology

4 weeks

Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine

2 weeks

Sport and Exercise Medicine

16 weeks

Travel Medicine

2 weeks

Elective Rotations (Resident selects 5)

Emergency Medicine

2 weeks

Orthopedic Surgery – Foot and ankle

2 weeks

Orthopedic Surgery – Shoulder

2 weeks

Orthopedic Surgery – Spine

2 weeks

Orthopedic Surgery – Upper Extremity

2 weeks

Pediatric Sport Medicine

2 weeks

Other as approved by the ES RPC

As approved

 

Rotation Details

Sport and Exercise Medicine rotation (16 weeks). 

  • Residents are scheduled to work with all UC SMC SEM physicians during regular clinic hours. 
  • Clinics include usual referral-based practice patients as well as the Acute Knee Injury and Acute Concussion Clinics. 
  • Residents are expected to assist the assigned UC SMC SEM team physician to  provide medical coverage for all home games of the UC Dinos men’s football, men’s hockey,  women’s rugby teams and home meets of the Dino’s wrestling team.  Residents will also participate in performing pre-season medical evaluations for these teams. 
  • There may be additional opportunities to participate in performing pre-season medical evaluations for Canadian National teams and be involved in medical coverage for other local sport events (e.g. national and international level long and short track speed skating competitions, Mount Royal University men’s hockey team, etc.). 
  • Residents will be scheduled to observe at the UC SMC Physiotherapy and Nutrition Counseling Clinics and Colman Orthotics. 

Off-service rotations:

  • Residents will join off-service rotation preceptors in their clinics, which include the Foothills Medical Centre, Cardiac Wellness Institute (Talisman Centre for Sport and Wellness), Rockyview Hospital and South Health Campus. 

Scholarly Activity

  • Attendance at UC SMC Teaching Rounds is mandatory:  First Wednesday Clinical Rounds, 3rd Wednesday Shoulder Rounds, 4th Wednesday Research Rounds.
  • Residents are expected to present one lecture at the UC SMC Clinical Rounds on a SEM topic of their choice.
  • Residents are expected to present one lecture at the KNES 469 undergraduate Faculty of Kinesiology course.
  • Residents are expected to attend the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine Annual Symposium.
  • Although not mandatory, residents are encouraged to undertake a research project during their Program.   

Application Process

  • Applications are to be submitted via the Enhanced Skills Resident Search & Selection online system.
  • Please refer to the Prospective Enhanced Skills Applicants page for application information.
  • For queries regarding the search and selection process, please contact Camille Baguio, Enhanced Skills Program Coordinator at fmr3@ucalgary.ca.

Enhanced Skills Orientation

Please note, regardless of a Resident’s start date, all Residents are required to attend the July Enhanced Skills Orientation.  The orientation is always scheduled for the first business day in July from 1-4pm.

Program Directors

Dr. Victor Lun,  MD, CCFP, Dip Sport Med (CASEM)

Dr. Preston Wiley, MPE, MD, CCFP, FCFP Dip Sport Med

For more information about the Program:

  • Contact the SEM Program Director:  Dr. Victor Lun:  vmylun@ucalgary.ca
  • Attend the DFM ES Information Evening, which is held in the spring each year (in conjunction with the R1/R2 Residency Program Spring Conference. 

 

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