Department of Family & Community Medicine

Enhanced Skills Program: Sports and Exercise Medicine Orthopaedics Rotation Goals and Objectives

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

There are general goals and objectives for all CanMEDs roles in the Sport & Exercise Medicine Fellowship. The fellowship program committee has decided to focus on the medical expert role and at least 2 other roles per rotation.

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

Blocks 5-6. Orthopaedics

The goal of this 6-week rotation is to enhance resident’s ability to appropriately triage orthopaedic surgical cases and refine the clinical examination with knowledge of surgical anatomy. This will occur through 12-15 days with the UofT Orthopedic Sport Medicine (UTOSM) Group and some selective learning opportunities with Community Sport Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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

  • Medical Expert
  • Scholar
  • Collaborator

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. Demonstrate proficiency in the peripheral limb orthopaedic physical examination for accurate diagnostic yield.
  2. Recognize indications for orthopaedic surgical intervention in acute and chronic stages of disease or trauma and refer appropriately.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of relevant anatomy.

Communicator

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

  1. Demonstrate skills in working with patients and their families/supports to overcome communication challenges including anger, confusion, sensory or cognitive impairment, socioeconomic or ethnocultural differences.

Collaborator:

Goal: Build professional relationships with UTOSM Orthopaedic Surgeons

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the unique roles and skills of the primary care sport and exercise medicine enhanced skill professional in the context of orthopaedics.
  2. Contribute constructively to positive team dynamics on the orthopaedic team.
  3. Recognize own limitations and appropriately seek help when necessary.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to accept, consider and respect the opinions of other team members, while contributing speciality-specific expertise.

Manager

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

  1. Carry out appropriate clinical services in the context of limited resources, limited expected lengths of stay, and limited time available for the resident.

Health Advocate

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

  1. Support the health of patients/families by appropriate referrals, support and information on health maintenance, lifestyle, community/home resources

Scholar:

Goal: Maintain and enhance professional activities through ongoing learning

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to the need for continuous learning.
  2. Maintain and enhances professional activities through ongoing learning. Critically evaluates medical information and its sources, and applies this appropriately to practice domains.
  3. Facilitate the learning of other learners through opportunities for both informal teaching and more structured presentations (e.g., journal club, resident teaching, allied health professional teaching)

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.