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Elective Title: 71YF723 — SPORTS MEDICINE


The student will be involved in individual one-on-one teaching, lecture-based teaching, outpatient, office and clinic management. In addition, the student will be exposed and will assist in sideline sports event coverage from a sports medicine standpoint and training room coverage of the chronically injured athlete. There will be didactics on a twice-a-week basis, lectures on Monday morning and interactive, interesting case conferences on Fridays. The student will meet once with the journal club during the rotation. Oral presentation, observations, written presentations, clinic demonstrations and service will all be methods in which the medical student will express how they have learned and how they will be evaluated. Outpatient Sports Medicine- Exposure to High School, Collegiate Recreational Athletes. Weekly didactic lectures, weekly interesting case conferences. Weekly Training Room, casting clinic, work with physical therapists, exercise physiologist. Exposure to Sports Medicine physicians and fellows. Learn numerous procedures - casting, injections, musculoskeletal ultrasound (both diagnostic and interventional), EKG treadmills stress test, orthotics, etc.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu)

Director: Linda Mansfield, M.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: Sports Medicine Institute/ Memorial Hospital (South Bend)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Explain the role of the sports medicine physician in the sports medicine team approach to care (SBP1)
  • 2) Demonstrate a 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)
  • 7) Examine patients and formulate a plan of care while learning from hands on experiences in the sports medicine patient (PC3)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation; report competed by course director)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 50

Time Distribution: 70% Clinical; 10% Research; 10% Lecture/Seminar; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator. Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870) This course may be dropped/added with 15 days of the beginning date for the elective.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None