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Athletic Training Residency Program - Job Description


The Michigan State University Athletic Training Residency Program is a twelve month program designed to educate an Athletic Trainer and integrate their skills into the clinical and surgical setting as a physician extender. Give the athletic trainer new tools to bring as a physician extender to the orthopedic job market.


To be a leader in the education of Athletic Trainers to be outstanding Physician Extenders in Orthopedic care.

Overview - Curriculum - Job Description - Job Requirements

Job Description

Michigan State University Sports Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan is offering a post-graduate Athletic Training Clinical residency position that will educate the Athletic Trainer in the educational domain of evaluation and diagnosis, while training the certified athletic trainer to master the skills required to become a highly functioning physician extender in an orthopeaedic/sports medicine physical practice, as well as, providing professional orthopedic care to our patients in the clinic. This will be under the direction of the Michigan State University Athletic Training Residency Director.

This is a one year; term limited residency position from the beginning of August through the end of the following July . This position includes full medical benefits, and CME funds.

Clinical responsibilities will include: rooming patients, performing thorough patient histories and physical exams, dictating for physicians, Electronic Medical Record entry,  pre-operative and post-operative patient care, patient education and instruction of home exercise programs, ordering and interpreting radiology and other ancillary studies, and assisting in medical decision making for our patients. The AT resident will also be instructed and understand setting up a successful DME business, the application of bracing and other durable medical equipment, and casting skills.

The AT resident will be required to participate on various research projects throughout the year and present, to faculty and staff, a completed project. They will also have to attend monthly sports medicine, and radiology grand rounds, annual sports medicine conferences, journal clubs in the clinic and at local hospitals. The AT resident will participate in quarterly evaluations, and case study presentations.

The AT resident will be encouraged to take the Orthopedic Tech Certification exam before or during the program so they may assist the orthopedic surgeons in the operating room.

Please include your application resume, two professional letters of recommendation, along with an application essay to describe your interest in applying for the Athletic training Clinical Residency Program. Indicate any strengths and/or weaknesses that might influence your pursuit of this program. Describe in some detail your experiences in athletic training, physician extending and interactions with physicians and your understanding of this role. Limit your essay to 1000 words.



Please direct all questions to Michael Straus:

Patient Contact Information:

MSU Sports Medicine
4660 South Hagadorn Road
Suite 420
East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: 517.884.6100
Fax: 517.884.6233

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