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Elective Title: 18ZS711 — SPORTS MEDICINE


The sports medicine elective is designed to concentrate on the primary care aspects of sports medicine as well as exposing the student to a multi-disciplinary approach to sports medicine practice. During the clerkship the student will be involved in contact with between 300 and 400 acute and chronic sports injuries and illnesses mostly of junior high, high school, and college level athletes as well as a large number of recreational and senior athletes. Patient contacts will come from the Sports Medicine Clinic at Central Indiana Sports Medicine. In addition, training room sessions are available that will allow experience in dealing with acute injuries in Division I NAIA and high school athletes. The medical student will have the opportunity to deal with acute injuries first-hand and will gain experience in training of the athlete, emergency care and transportation of the athlete, and finally, definitive diagnostic procedures to be used. Experience will include office care of the athlete, coverage of various sporting events on the campus of Ball State University, and informal teaching sessions with the athletic training staff, physical therapists, and various consultants in sports medicine. The student will gain knowledge not only in the clinical aspects of sports medicine, but also in the philosophy of primary care sports medicine, rehabilitation techniques, and the important aspects of prevention in sports medicine. Each student will be required to select an area of sports medicine to investigate during their period of rotation. A thorough review of the literature and a short lecture presentation at the end of the elective is required.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Elaine Wisner (ewisner@iuhealth.org)

Director: Jeremy Hunt, M.D.

Campus: Muncie

Location: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital (Muncie)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate competence in conducting musculoskeletal exams (PC1)
  • 2) Employ appropriate methods in completing common joint & tendon injections (PC5)
  • 3) Understand indications for cost effective imaging of musculoskeletal problems (PC3)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Achievement of learning objectives will be assessed by the course director through observation and informal and formal discussion of the topics throughout the rotation).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 35-40

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 20% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: AC- Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Elaine Wisner (ewisner@iuhealth.org) Every effort will be made to provide housing; arrangements will be made prior to arrival.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None