Department of Family & Community Medicine

Enhanced Skills Program: Sports and Exercise Medicine High Performance Curriculum Rotation Goals and Objectives

Curriculum Rotational Goals & Objectives 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Mark Leung

Rotations are numbered according to their Block Number - see Curriculum Map for more details.

Block 7. High-Performance Sport Medicine

The goal of this rotation is to develop skills in managing the entire health needs of elite athletes, particularly in the realm of psychological health, athlete nutrition, and doping education. These skills will be developed through 6-8 days with the sport psychologist, neuropsychologist, and sport dietitian, along with opportunities to work with health professionals working with elite athletes at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario and the University of Toronto Sport Medicine clinic.

For this rotation, please focus the evaluation on the following CanMEDs roles:

  • Manager
  • Health Advocate
  • Professional

Please refer to the Curriculum Map for more details.

Medical Expert

Objectives: By the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to…

  1. Appropriately use psychological screening tools for common mood disorders, substance abuse, and eating disorders.
  2. Utilize the key components of behavioural counselling.
  3. Identify nutritional deficiency and correctly interpret food recall records.
  4. Incorporate nutritional histories for athletes.

Communicator

Objectives: By the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to…

  1. Demonstrate skills in working with patients and their families/supporting members to overcome communication challenges including anger, confusion, sensory or cognitive impairment, socioeconomic or ethnocultural differences.
  2. Independently coordinate and complete clear, timely and comprehensive documentation.

Collaborator

Objectives: By the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to…

  1. Accept, consider and respect the opinions of other team members.

Manager

Objectives: By the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to…

  1. Coordinate the use of medical devices such as orthotics and braces, in a fiscally responsible manner.
  2. Demonstrate time management skills to reflect and balance priorities for patient care, sustainable practice, and personal life.
  3. Recognize own contribution to differences and act to professionally resolve them.

Health Advocate

Objectives: By the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to…

  1. Advise athletes appropriately on doping rules and regulations.
  2. Identify key triggers for performance anxiety and appropriately refer to psychological resources.

Scholar

  1. Demonstrate expertise by self-directed completion of nutritional case studies on athlete menu planning and anti-doping case studies.

Professional

Objectives: By the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to…

  1. Demonstrate a commitment to patients and their families, as well as to their profession and to society, through ethical practice.
  2. Respect personal/professional boundaries with patients, residents, faculty.
  3. Demonstrate insight into his/her limitations. Responsive to constructive feedback.
  4. Exhibit proper professional behaviour (e.g. meeting deadlines and being punctual).