USC ELECTIVES — COLUMBIA
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
Primary Care Sports Medicine (M-IV elective)
Institution: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
Location: Columbia, SC
Prerequisite: Interest in Primary Care Sports Medicine as a career
Duration: 4 weeks - Fourth Year Students Only
Course Offered: August through March
Number of Students: 1 per rotation
Students Report To:
This course is designed to give the fourth year medical students exposure to the different aspects of primary care sports medicine. Clinical venues include the Sports Medicine Center, Family Medicine Center, student health center, community settings and USC athletic training room. During the rotation, students will also gain exposure to physical therapy, casting/splinting and exercise physiology.
Didactic sessions occur weekly. Opportunities for additional didactics may occur throughout the rotation.
Sporting event coverage takes place through the University of South Carolina as well as several local high schools.
The rotation takes place in the setting of a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at a major NCAA Division I university. Students are offered the opportunity to work with both faculty members as well as sports medicine fellows.
Requirements for the rotation include coverage of at least 2 sporting events with either Family Medicine residents, Sports Medicine Fellows or faculty members. In addition, students will be expected to give a 10 -15 minute presentation on a sports medicine topic of interest during one of the weekly didactic sessions.
Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services
Students should contact the Office of Admissions & Enrollment Services at (803) 216-3625 for enrollment or information. All emails should be sent to Registrar@uscmed.sc.edu