Sport & Exercise Medicine
Department of Academic Family Medicine
The goal of the Sport & Exercise Medicine program is to provide enhanced skills in musculoskeletal history taking, physical exam and patient management to a family physician. This includes procedural skills such as musculoskeletal related injections, splinting, bracing and casting. Our program will maintain an emphasis on Family Medicine and produce well rounded physicians equipped to be local leaders and experts in sport medicine and the care of the individual athlete as well as sports teams.
The objectives for Added Competence in Sport & Exercise Medicine fall within the domain of the CFPC Skill Dimensions and the CANMEDS-FM roles. Our residents have Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada and will be eligible to challenge the National Sport & Exercise Medicine exam through the Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine. Successful completion of the R3 program will result in the resident being recommended for the CAC in Sports and Exercise Medicine regardless of the outcome of their CASEM exam.
The Sport and Exercise Medicine program is based out of Regina in the Family Medicine Unit as well as the RCMP training depot which will provide exposure to a wide variety of sport and exercise medicine presentations. Residents will work with athletes at a range of levels including those playing on collegiate and professional teams. The curriculum is composed of rotations through core competencies and elective disciplines. The resident is expected to schedule and arrange core and elective experiences with consultants throughout the Regina Area and in other centers of their choice.
The program's biggest strength is in the flexibility to schedule rotations based upon your needs, interest and preceptors. Being the only R3 in SEM allows for a great deal of hands-on experience and tailoring to specific needs/preferences. Throughout the R3 year, the resident will work closely with a small number of preceptors and will receive constant feedback.
Residents are encouraged to participate in a research project. Residents are also encouraged to participate in some medical teaching rounds, junior resident preceptorship and supervision.