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Athletic Training Residency Program

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Program Summary

  • The University of Iowa Athletic Training Residency Program is a 12 month formal educational program that offers structured curricula, including didactic and clinical components to educate post-professional athletic trainers in the domain of orthopedics. The program builds upon the knowledge and experiences gained from ​professional entry level education and provides specialty training to advance the competency of athletic trainers and provide contemporary expertise for professional employment in the modern health care environment.
  • Under direct supervision of the Residency Program Director, supervising physicians, and preceptors, the resident will participate in direct health care of patients with musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions common to sports medicine and orthopedic patients. The resident will be expected to expand their base knowledge of anatomy, pathophysiology, pathomechanics, and radiology interpretation of the musculoskeletal system and develop advanced examination, assessment and diagnostic skills. They will advance their skills utilizing data and the best available evidence to improve clinical decisions. Training activities in post-operative rehabilitation, DME/brace fitting, cast placement/removal, minor clinical procedures and basic assist function in the operating room will facilitate achievement of interprofessional collaboration and patient centered care competency. Residents will attain specific program outcomes and core competencies that will allow them to enhance the quality of their patient care, optimize patient outcomes, and improve patients’ health-related quality of life.
  • Residents will be required to achieve specific goals and objectives for each required activity during the course of the residency program.  The resident will attain specific core competencies that relate to professional behavior. Residents will become proficient with skills and concepts through direct clinical instruction with preceptors. Evaluation of learning needs and attainment of goals will occur through self-assessment, written comprehension, and evaluation by expert preceptors.  The program director and preceptors will provide formative and summative evaluations during each rotation and at the conclusion of the residency program. Resident will also perform regular self-reflection and goal setting, recording these and all learning experiences in an electronic portfolio in efforts to support continued life-long learning and development as a professional. Student learning will also be documented in case logs and didactic session notes maintained by the Resident.

University of Iowa Health Care

The University of Iowa Athletic Training Residency Program is hosted within University of Iowa Health Care. University of Iowa Health Care is a fully integrated academic medical center that includes the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; and University of Iowa Physicians, each playing a unique role in fulfilling shared missions of patient care, research and education. The Athletic Training Residency Program is supported by and housed within the Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Department of the Carver College of Medicine.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States, is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. We are committed to providing patient-focused care in an environment devoted to innovative care, excellent service, and exceptional outcomes.

Applications for the 2020-2021 athletic training residency cohort have closed. We will begin accepting applications for the 2021-2022 cohort in January 2021.

For more information about the athletic training residency contact the program director, Tony Pennuto at anthony-pennuto@uiowa.edu.