FMCH 7538

Sports Medicine in Duluth


Joann Scozzari
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered



Catalog Description: This course is an opportunity for students interested in primary care or a musculoskeletal specialty to develop an appreciation for the role of sports medicine in his/her practice. The student will work closely with full-time sports medicine physicians and allied health providers, including physical therapists and athletic trainers. This will include work in an office practice, rehabilitation facilities, training rooms, and various athletic events. Textbook: Sports Injuries Diagnosis and Management, Garrick and Webb, W.B. Saunders, 1999 and Handbook of Sports Medicine, Lilligard, Butcher, and Rucker, Andover Medical Publishers, 1999. Textbooks are available (no charge) through the UMD Department of Family Medicine for students use while on this rotation.


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Site Code

Site Name



Essentia Health - St. Mary's Medical Center


Required session attendance:

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course Objectives: At the completion of the course, the student will:

  • be able to take a problem oriented sports injury history and perform a focused physical examination, especially for shoulder and knee problems.
  • appreciate the comprehensive care of the sport injured patient by following patients longitudinally through initial office/training room/on field assessment, physical therapy, surgery if necessary, follow-up reassessment, and stepwise resumption of athletic activity, with emphasis on preventive measures; and especially in this regard know how to manage acute ankle sprains.
  • have an understanding of the basic approach to overuse injuries with emphasis on the importance of rehabilitation and prevention of recurrence.
  • have an understanding of the role of other health care providers in the assessment and treatment of sports injuries.
  • have an appreciation of the role of primary care physicians in the assessment and treatment of sports injuries, including an understanding of when and how specialty consultation/referral is made.

Graded Components: 

  • Clinical Assessment by attending

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N


Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type: No

Course equivalency: N/A

Related curricular experience:

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