UCHealth in metro Denver offers a 12-month athletic training residency that provides didactic, clinical and scholarly experiences with a focus on musculoskeletal assessment and diagnosis within the orthopedic and sports medicine settings.
** Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, UCHealth has decided to postpone the athletic training residency program for 2020-2021. Applications for the 2021-2022 program’s two athletic training resident positions will be accepted starting February 2021.
The mission of the UCHealth Metro Denver Athletic Training Residency program is to develop advanced-level musculoskeletal evaluation, treatment and diagnostic skills of the athletic training clinician within the orthopedic and sports medicine clinic setting.
We aspire to create a nationally recognized innovative and evidence based residency program which fosters exceptional leadership, efficient patient centered care and interdisciplinary collaboration through learning and discovery.
- To advance the athletic training resident’s skill set in MSK clinical evaluation and diagnosis in general orthopedics, trauma and sports medicine.
- To provide optimal patient centered care as part of a multidisciplinary team
- To integrate evidence based research to increase clinical decision making skills when considering patient values, needs and circumstances.
- To provide the foundation for critical thinking, research and leadership development in the clinical setting.
- To develop professionals who apply their advanced knowledge and skills in settings consistent with their residency training.
- Expose the resident to advanced clinical evaluation and diagnosis in orthopedics through a comprehensive course of hands on clinical training, preceptor mentoring and physician feedback.
- Provide opportunities for the athletic training resident to collaborate with other health care professionals within the management of patient care including referrals, care coordination and triage.
- Ensure access to medical resources, databases and monthly orthopedic conferences to assist with the integration of knowledge during clinically relevant decision making.
- Facilitate an environment which allows the resident to be independent in advanced decision making and critical thinking during clinical processes related to patient care.
- Pre- and post-residency knowledge assessment
- Competency check list for each rotation
- Assessment of case study presentation for each rotation
- Six- and 12-week rotation evaluation
- Assessment of service line conferences and grand rounds
- Provider and mid-level Survey Monkey at the end of each rotation
- Peer evaluation, program director feedback and exit interview
Clinical education rotations include:
- Orthopedic Foot and Ankle
- Orthopedic Trauma/Limb Restoration
- Primary Care and Orthopedic Sports Medicine
- Adult Reconstruction/Hip Preservation/Complex Shoulder
- Leadership Development: Aspiring Leaders
- Elective rotation
Each rotation will include the following:
- Weekly conferences and surgical indications
- Summary of weekly conference
- Monthly departmental Grand Rounds
- Prepare and present a case study within each rotation
- Present proper HPI, perform appropriate physical exam, order diagnostic studies and place referrals
- Casting removal and application. Proper DME fitting
- MSK radiology observation
- Surgical observation
- Set up and assistance with procedures including: PRP injection, Tenex, EPAT, US guided injection
- Attend local, state and national meetings, conferences, conventions
- Participate in mid and final rotation reviews with PC, preceptor and medical director
- Perform a self-assessment
- Offer feedback for ongoing development and improvement of the AT residency program
Qualifications, application, selection
- State of Colorado DORA registration (or application in process)
- NATA-BOC certification
- NPI number
- Minimum of two years’ experience as an athletic trainer preferred
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Post-professional Master’s degree in Athletic Training preferred
- CPR/AED certification
Qualified candidates must submit a résumé/curriculum vitae and 3 letters of recommendation as specified in the job description.
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Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- Qualified candidates will be selected and contacted to set up a phone interview
- Finalists will be chosen and required to participate in an on-site interview
- Candidates are responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses
- Final decisions will be made by the end of April and all finalists will be contacted.