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Elective Title: 46YF711 — SPORTS MEDICINE


This is a one month rotation consisting of outpatient primary care sports medicine along with some exposure to sports physical therapy, orthopedics and sideline event coverage. Students will also be introduced to the use of ultrasound guided diagnostics and therapeutic injections while on rotation as used in a sports medicine practice. One-on-one teaching will be provided from faculty to student throughout the rotation in the form of lectures and clinical discussion. A required presentation on an assigned topic for one didactic session will be completed with the help of faculty. Additionally, students will be encouraged to attend Friday morning case conferences. Primary office location will be the Indiana University Health La Porte Orthopedics and Sports Medicine center, but other locations for learning opportunities may be utilized to complete objectives of this rotation.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Amy Han (amyhan@iu.edu),Brittany Miller (millerby&iun.edu, Stacey Jackson, sajacks@iu.edu

Director: Sarah Bancroft, D.O.

Campus: Northwest-Gary

Location: IU Health La Porte Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center (La Porte)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Explain the role of the sports medicine physician in the sports medicine team approach to care (SBP1)

  • 2) Apply knowledge of the basic anatomy and the appropriate physical examination techniques used to evaluate a sports medicine patient (PC1)
  • 3) Describe and recognize the non-orthopedic related issues encountered by a sports medicine provider (PC1)
  • 4) Identify appropriate usage of outpatient ultrasound with guided diagnosis of injuries and therapeutic injections (PC3)
  • 5) Competently participate in sideline and community events with a sports medicine physician (PC1)
  • 6) Discuss the role and function of other sports medicine providers related to the care of the athlete (SBP1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Assessment will be based on observation, individual case presentations and discussion with the sports medicine providers involved in the students educational experience. In addition, formal numeric evaluation will be done using the Medical Student Clinical Performance evaluation by the elective course. Assessment will be performed primarily by Dr. Bancroft).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: under 80

Time Distribution: 85% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar; 5% Library/Research

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Amy Han (amyhan@iu.edu),Brittany Miller (millerby&iun.edu, Stacey Jackson, sajacks@iu.edu THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Northwest and South Bend electives must go thru their respective coordinators. Northwest students, contact Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iu.edu or 219-980-6561) or Brittany Miller (millerby@iun.edu or 219-980-6525). South Bend students contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None