Enhanced Skills Program: Sports and Exercise Medicine

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Overall Program Vision

The skills of sport and exercise medicine are in demand in the medical community due to the increasing medical importance of exercise through the life-cycle combined with lengthy waiting lists for orthopedic and rheumatologic patient services. Sport and exercise medicine training provides relevant management strategies to deal with current concerns in childhood and adult obesity, the growing epidemic of arthritis and non-surgical management of common overuse syndromes.

Application Eligibility

For funding eligibility, please see the main Enhanced Skills Program Admissions page.

International Sponsored Visa Trainees: This program accepts sponsored trainee applicants* from countries with a training agreement with the University of Toronto Post MD Education Office. The University currently has training agreements in place with: Bahrain, Dominica, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Sponsored Visa Trainees from these countries must apply directly through the Post MD Education Office

Our program is unable to consider applicants from countries where a training agreement is not currently in place.

*Selection determined by application program review and program capacity

Length of Program

One Year (52 Weeks) - Full Time

Curriculum Competencies

The SEM Enhanced Skills 12-month program adheres to the CanMEDS-FM goals and objectives to achieve the following competencies: 
  • Medical Expert
  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Manager
  • Scholar
  • Health Advocate
  • Professional

For complete details, please read the goals and objectives.

Sample Rotation

Rotation Groups Number of 4
Week Blocks
Rotation Themes


MSK Introduction 3 Sport Med Rehabilitation Radiology  Goldring Community Mt. Sinai 
Sports and Exercise Medicine Longitudinal Rotation Goals and Objectives
Radiology Rotation Goals and Objectives
Specialty MSK 3

Elite Sport Physiatry
Exercise Medicine 

Toronto Rehab
Community Sport 
Physiatry Rotation Goals and Objectives
Exercise Medicine Rotation Goals and Objectives
Interpersonal Care and Event Coverage Rotation Goals and Objectives
High Performance Sports Medicine Rotation Goals and Objectives
Orthopaedics 4

Outpatient Inpatient
Surgical Spine Elective 

University Health Network
Women’s College
Mt. Sinai 
Orthopaedics Rotation Goals and Objectives
Inpatient MSK Rehabilitation & Spine Surgery Rotation Goals and Objectives
Sub Specialty Rotations  3

Specialty MSK
Rheumatology Paediatrics 

Specialty Selective Clinics Rotation Goals and Objectives
Lifespan Special Population Focus Rotation Goals and Objectives
Rheumatology Rotation Goals and Objectives

Unique Program Requirements

100 Hours of Event Coverage
Sport First Responder Mandatory Course

Program Director

Dr. Mark Leung
Program Director, The Toronto Primary Care Sport Medicine Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Tel: 416-978-4678

List of Faculty Program Committee:

Dr. Laura Cruz, Assistant Program Director 

Dr. Ian Cohen, Event Coverage Coordinator 

Dr. Hemen Shukla, Family Medicine Program Coordinator/Liaison 

Dr. Doug Richards, City Wide Prinary Care Rounds Coordinator

Dr. John Theodoropoulos, Orthopedic Sport Medicine Liaison                          

Dr. Neil Dilworth, Journal Club & Lecture Series Coordinator 

Dr. John Philpott, Pediatric Sport Medicine Coordinator 

Dr. Michael Clarfield         

Dr. Julia Hamilton

Dr. Howard Chen 

Dr. Lee Schofield                                                                                                                                                      


To Apply

Complete the application form and include a letter of intent, current CV and a copy of your medical degree.

Interviews will be held on November 11 & 13, 2019.