A state-of-the-art residency program
Michigan Medicine, MedSport in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is offering a post-graduate Athletic Training Clinical Residency position designed to prepare the athletic trainer to function in the orthopaedic clinic setting. We are currently in the caATe accreditation process. Our self-study was submitted in June 2017 and anticipating a site visit in Spring 2018.
The residency is a 1-year, term-limited position with a start date between mid-June and mid-July. During this 12-month residency, the athletic trainer will have the opportunity to work with MedSport's world-class orthopaedic surgeons in both the operating room and the clinical setting. The resident will spend two to three days per week in the operating room functioning as a Certified Orthopaedic Technician under direct supervision of the orthopaedic surgeon.
A wide variety of internal and external contact relationships are essential in appropriately performing the duties of this position. Internal contacts include, but are not limited to: staff members of the department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, physicians, nursing personnel, medical assistants, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, physician assistants, athletic trainers, musculoskeletal radiologists, radiology technicians, cast technicians, orthotic technicians, scrub technicians, clerical staff and patient escort staff. External contacts include, but are not limited to: physicians and providers from other institutions, equipment vendors, insurance representatives and case workers, interpreters, medical sales representatives, patients and patients' family members.
Patients include pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations referred from both within the hospital as well as from external sources.
Please read our Program Outline for more information.
Mission: The University of Michigan, MedSport's Athletic Training Residency Program strives to provide an advanced educational opportunity for athletic trainers in the area of orthopaedics, and advanced clinical care of musculoskeletal evaluation and diagnosis. The goal of this residency program is to maximize the potential for athletic trainers in health care and to assist in the optimization of efficiency in the sports medicine and orthopaedic setting.
Program success rates are determined by OTC exam pass rate on the first attempt and employment placement within a clinic setting (greater than 50% clinical assignment) one year following completion of the Athletic Training Residency Program. Employment placement is tacked additionally at 2 and 5 years post residency.
|Program Completion Rate||2011-2012||2012-2013||2013-2014||2014-2015||2015-2016||2016-2017||2017-2018||TOTAL|
|1/1 (100%)||1/1 (100%)||1/1 (100%)||1/1 (100%)||0/1 (0%)||1/1 (100%)||1/1 (100%)||83%|
|OTC Exam Pass Rate||2011-2012||2012-2013||2013-2014||2014-2015||2015-2016||2016-2017||2017-2018||TOTAL|
|1/1 (100%)||1/1 (100%)||1/1 (100%)||1/1 (100%)||1/1 (100%)||0/1 (0%)*||1/1 (100%)||83%|
|Success rate is measured by the resident taking and passing the OTC exam on the first attempt. *Resident did pass exam on second attempt|
|# of Residents Completing Program||1||1||1||1||0**||1||1||6|
|High School / Outreach||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1|
|% of Residents Employed in Clinic Setting||100%||100%||100%||100%||n/a||100%||83%|
|Success rate is measured by the employment placement (greater than 50% employed in clinical setting) of residents one year following the completion of the Michigan Medicine Athletic Training Residency Program. **Resident withdraw prior to completion of the program|
Residents will be evaluated after each rotation based on progression of clinical skills and decision making, communication, reliability, professionalism, and productivity. The resident and program director will meet weekly to review the education schedule which consists of clinical and surgical responsibilities as well as didactic sessions. Failure to obtain the weekly expectations in these areas, or lack of progression in evaluations may result in probation, suspension, or dismissal from the program. Residents will be expected to complete all practical competencies as well as show progress toward independence and mastery (score of 4 or higher) in assessments for completion of the program.
In addition, the resident will be expected to maintain the following standards for the duration of the residency:
To successfully complete the University of Michigan, MedSport Athletic Training Residency Program the incumbent must become proficient in, properly utilize, and demonstrate the skills and duties needed to efficiently manage a surgeon’s clinic. The goals and objectives of the program are structured with this outcome in mind. These skills will include management of clinic and operating room environments. Throughout the course of the twelve-month residency the Athletic Trainer will meet periodically with the Program Director to identify gaps and growth opportunity to ensure proper education. During this time the resident will be evaluated objectively by the preceptors and faculty that are involved in the program. It is expected that the resident will show growth and move toward mastery of the skills and competencies being measured. To complete the residency successfully the resident will establish scores of 3 and higher on all associated assessments. The expectation upon completion will be that the Athletic Training Resident has the ability to establish a relationship with an Orthopaedic Surgeon and successfully manage all facets of the practice.
Our 45,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility integrates orthopaedic surgery, family medicine, physical therapy, athletic training services and onsite diagnostic imaging within the same physical space to provide patients with optimum care.
We provide services to athletes at the professional, Olympic, collegiate, high school, and recreational levels as well as physically active individuals. Our certified athletic trainers are contracted to 15 area colleges, universities, and high schools, as well as provide medical coverage for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and the Michigan Wolves-Hawks, a U-18 premier level soccer club. Our physicians serve as team physicians for the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, USA Hockey, US Ski Team, USA All American Rugby Team and USA Rugby Team. They are also consultants to MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and US Figure Skating Council.
We dedicate ourselves to providing the best orthopaedic sports medicine care by being involved in cutting-edge research and technology in the practice of sports medicine. The NIH and the NFL, in addition to other organizations, fund current research, including human subject registries.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, has a rich history, a diverse character and a kinetic energy. It is conveniently located 45 minutes from Detroit and less than an hour from Lansing, Michigan. Forbes Magazine named Ann Arbor "The Best College Sports Town" in 2009 and 2010 and ranked it 4th on the "Smartest City in the US" in 2008.
Athletic Training Licensure or eligibility for Athletic Training Licensure in the State of Michigan
Completed Applications should be mailed to:
Michigan Medicine MedSport
D. Patrick Dyer, MBA AT, ATC
Program Director Athletic Training Program
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-0391
Applications will be accepted January 10 until March 1 followed by interviews for the top candidates. Candidates will be notified of acceptance as soon as possible once the interviews are concluded.
Any questions regarding the program or application process should be directed to Pat Dyer, email@example.com