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Department of Orthopedic Surgery Elective Catalog Primary Care Sports Medicine Elective

Primary Care Sports Medicine Elective

Preceptors: Dennis Cardone, DO, Julia Iafrate, DO, Lauren Borowski, MD
Contact: Dennis Cardone, DO
Telephone: 646-988-4067

Prerequisites: None


The Primary Care Sports Medicine Elective is a 2 week rotation in the outpatient Primary Care Sports Medicine offices at NYU. The Division of Primary Care Sports Medicine is a Division within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. This elective will provide a general overview to Primary Care Sports Medicine. The student will be exposed to outpatient diagnosis and treatment, care and evaluation of common musculoskeletal complaints, medical problems unique to the athlete, sideline coverage, musculoskeletal ultrasound, injection procedures, casting, training room care of collegiate athletes, and the multiple didactic programs of the division. Students will independently interview and examine patients, and present their findings. Clinical encounters range from pediatric to adult, and acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. This elective is designed for students interested in gaining additional knowledge about musculoskeletal medicine, the complete care of the athlete, and the specialty of primary care sports medicine.

Objectives of the Elective

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of common musculoskeletal conditions presenting to a primary care sports medicine office.
  2. Construct evidence based treatment algorithms for common musculoskeletal injuries of the athlete.
  3. Describe common musculoskeletal ultrasound findings seen in athletic injuries.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to perform common soft tissue and joint injection procedures.
  5. Perform a detailed history and physical examination for common musculoskeletal injuries.

Key Responsibilities of the Description

Students are required to attend scheduled office sessions and didactic conferences. At the completion of the rotation students are required to present a case and discussion of the related topic.

Didactic Program

6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. - Patient Rounds – 12th East Tisch Hospital
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. - MIUU (HCC 2nd flr.) - Tisch Hospital OR
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Lecture – Bobby Najara, M.D. – Bellevue, H-Bldg, 11th fl, Rm 11E7
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 pm – Lecture Series – Skirball 4th floor Conference Room

Method of Evaluation

Each student is assigned a preceptor, who is a full-time faculty member of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Division within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. The didactic program consists of weekly Monday morning conferences and biweekly Friday morning ultrasound conferences. The student is expected to be prepared to answer varying questions tailored to their abilities and knowledge. At the end of the rotation, the student will present one case followed by a discussion during the Monday morning conference to the preceptor, other faculty, residents, and fellows.

Students will be given the opportunity to gain clinical experience in the collegiate athletic training room and/or sideline game coverage during the rotation as timing allows (depending on college game schedules and season, etc).

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: All Year
Report To: Julie Han, MD,
Students per Period: 1
Duration: 2 Weeks