Residency Training


The Athletic Trainer Resident will learn to provide patient-centered, cost-effective, and evidence-based care while helping to improve the efficiency of the Orthopaedic Physician's practice.
The AT Resident will expand his/her fundamental knowledge of patient care, including all aspects of the medical practice with a special focus on clinical orthopaedic diagnosis. This will include front desk and patient admission to the clinic, initial triage and evaluation of the patient, assisting the physician in formulating a treatment plan, casting, bracing and patient education. Additionally AT Residents will learn the essential skills necessary to assist the surgeon in the operating room. This will include learning techniques in sterile processing, setting up a sterile field, preparing a patient for surgery, and assisting the suggeon during the procedure.

Rotations will take place at a state-of-the-art outpatient facility and will include orthopaedic sports medicine, general orthopaedics, foot and ankle, hand surgery, primary care sports medicine and radiology. The AT Resident will share educational experiences with professional and post-professional degree seeking athletic training and medical students, orthopaedic residents and fellows. Weekly orthopaedic Grand Rounds and monthly journal clubs will also be a part of the educational process.

The primary learning experience will take place in the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Health Care, a state-of-the-art outpatient clinical and surgical center. The Morsani Center is home to a complete line of diagnostic imaging; ambulatory surgery center; and outpatient facilities including 60 clinic examination rooms. The resident will receive education/ training and clinical experience in the following areas:
  • Sports Medicine Clinic
  • General Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Sterile technique and surgical skills
  • Musculoskeletal radiology
  • DME/orthotics
  • Casting
  • Administration
  • Research

Graduates of the program will be prepared to join an orthopaedic practice and immediately make an impact on that practice by improving efficiency, patient satisfaction, and assist the physician in providing exceptional patient care. The USF Morsani College of Medicine fully supports the Graduate Athletic Training Residency Program with faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing an unparalleled academic and clinical experience in a supportive and forward thinking environment for all trainees.