Dear Prospective Applicant:
Thank you for your interest in the Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation (OTRF) Residency Program for athletic trainers. Across the country, it is becoming commonplace for athletic trainers to work alongside orthopaedic surgeons in the clinic and the operating room. However, there are limited opportunities for athletic trainers to obtain the skills and training necessary to work in this capacity. For several years, I have been hosting a 13-month residency program through OTRF that provides athletic trainers clinical and surgical experience.
Applications are accepted between December 1 and March 15, preceding to the August 1 residency start date. The residency is intended to prepare you for a clinical athletic trainer position in an orthopaedic practice. The time and dedication required to complete the program will reward you with advanced clinical knowledge, skills and the capacity to assist physicians in orthopaedic sports medicine. You will gain valuable experience taking problem focused medical histories, conducting an orthopaedic physical exam, interpreting X-rays and other radiologic exams, casting/splinting/fitting DME, caring for wounds, making medical decisions, educating patients, participating in research and assisting in surgery. The resident leads a weekly clinical conference for physical therapists, healthcare clinicians, athletic trainers, physicians and other medical personnel.
On the following pages, you will find the application for the OTRF Athletic Training Residency Program. For additional information about the program, position requirements and benefits, please download the description and curriculum PDF. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and obtain the required support materials. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
Thank you for your interest in the OTRF Residency Program.
Steven C. Chudik, MD.
OTRF Residency Program Application Requirements for Athletic Trainers