Athletic Training Residency

A state-of-the-art residency program

University of Michigan MedSport in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is offering a post-graduate Athletic Training Clinical Residency position that will prepare the athletic trainer to function as a physician extender in the orthopaedic clinic setting.

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.

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.

Why Choose MedSport

MedSport is part of the University of Michigan Health System, named by US News and World Report #1 in Michigan and among the best in the nation. Workplace Dynamics also recognizes UMHS as a national top workplace.

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 professional athletes, Olympic athletes, collegiate athletes, high school athletes, recreational athletes and active individuals. Our certified athletic trainers are contracted to 15 area colleges, universities, and high schools, and to the USA Hockey National Team Development Program. Our physicians serve as team physicians for the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, USA Hockey, US Ski Team, USA All American Rugby Team and USA Rugby Team. They also provide second opinions 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.

About Ann Arbor, Michigan

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.

Residency and Application

1. Please mail your cover letter, resume, a minimum of two professional letters of recommendation, along with an application essay to describe your interest in applying for the Athletic Training Residency Program. Indicate any strengths and/or weaknesses that might influence your pursuit of this program. Describe in some detail your experiences in athletic training, physician extending and interactions with physicians. Include the nature of the experience indicating the amount of time involved and the types of experience. Limit your essay to 1000 words.

Mail this application to:

D. Patrick Dyer, MBA AT, ATC
Program Director Athletic Training Program
University of Michigan, MedSport
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
Ann Arbor, MI

2. Please send an application through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association website and the University of Michigan job portal.

Applications will be accepted until April 30 followed by interviews for the top candidates. Candidates will be notified of acceptance as soon as possible after the interviews are concluded.