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The course objective is to provide a primary care sports medicine experience. The majority of the month will be devoted to sports medicine related experiences. Student will participate in the care of patients of all ages. The student will attend office-based sports medicine clinics and high school and college training room clinics with attending physicians. Also, the student will attend a college student health center. There will be weekly didactic lectures, conferences and opportunity for academic projects. Orthopaedic as well as non-orthopaedic sports medicine issues will be addressed.

Elective Details:

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

Director: Stephen Simons, M.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (Mishawaka)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Apply their knowledge of musculoskeletal medicine (MK1)

  • 2) Evaluate athletes and non-athletes for exercise related medical issues (PC1)
  • 3) Perform examination skills, analyze and interpret diagnostic algorithms and assist in determining return to play plans as well as generate management plans for the active individual (PC3)


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

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-45

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar; 10 % Library

Elective Type Category: AC - Advanced Clinical

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)

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None