Department of Family & Community Medicine

Enhanced Skills Program: Sports and Exercise Medicine Radiology 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.

Block 3. Radiology:

The goal of this 4-week rotation is to use radiology as a primary care sport medicine expert, interpret images and/or reports in the context of return to play decisions or helping to define prognosis, and provide the appropriate clinical services to the athlete/patient in the context of limited clinical resources. This learning occurs through 6-8 days at Mt. Sinai with MSK Radiologists and their fellows, didactic clinical teaching through our experienced SEM committee, and supplementing with targeted self-learning using textbooks and/or online resources.

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

  • Medical
  • Expert Scholar
  • Manager

Please refer to the Curriculum Map for more details.

Medical Expert:

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

  1. Make an appropriate referral for imaging and list the indications for various radiological tests in MSK medicine.
  2. Interpret typical MSK x-ray images and reports, and MSK ultrasound and MRI imaging reports.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate use of imaging for diagnosis and management in patient care.
  4. Identify those conditions where interventional radiology procedures would be utilized as best practice.
  5. Compare pathology from radiology images to those read on radiologist’s dictated report.
  6. Describe the limitations of common musculoskeletal radiology imaging modalities.

Communicator

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

  1. Establish a dynamic, two-way communication with the radiology team for enhancement of patient-centered diagnosis and management.

Collaborator:

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

  1. Participate effectively and appropriately in an interprofessional healthcare team.

Manager:

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

  1. Coordinate the work of all professionals involved in the care of an athlete or musculoskeletal patient.
  2. Prioritize the use of limited imaging resources to the best advantage of all patients receiving care.
  3. Identify the appropriate facilities for different forms of musculoskeletal imaging, their waiting times, and proper triaging of patients to these facilities.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of how limitations in medical imaging resources may affect selection and timing of diagnostic testing for a given patient.
  5. Effectively plan and use available time to attend to all necessary clinical duties.

Health advocate:

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the radiology resources and interventions available to sport and exercise medicine patients.

Scholar:

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to the need for continuous learning.
  2. Maintain and enhance professional activities through ongoing learning. Critically evaluate medical information and its sources, and apply this appropriately to practice domains.
  3. Pursue self-directed learning and demonstrates the spirit of continuous improvement.
  4. Understand the principles of adult learning and helps others learn by providing guidance, teaching and by giving constructive feedback.
  5. Facilitate the learning of students, residents, other health professionals, the public and others as appropriate.
  6. Demonstrate an awareness of personal limitations, seeking advice when necessary. Accept advice graciously.

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.