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AMSSM SMRC (Sports Medicine Resident Council)

ABOUT AMSSM SPORTS MEDICINE RESIDENT COUNCIL

The AMSSM Board of Directors approved the formation of the SMRC (Sports Medicine Resident Council) to engage Resident members and increase their involvement in the AMSSM. The seven-member council of nationally elected officers consists of five resident representatives (one from each primary specialty) along with a SMRC President and a Communications Representative each serving a one-year term (January through December) governing the SMRC with a focus on developing, sustaining and advocating on behalf of all trainees interested in sports medicine.




THE ROOKIE REPORT



AMSSM JOURNAL CLUB

JOURNAL CLUB SCHEDULE


AMSSM JOURNAL CLUB MEETINGS (must be signed in to access link)

As part of the AMSSM Mentor Program, the AMSSM Membership Committee is starting an AMSSM Journal Club. This is a new collaborative program of the AMSSM SMRC and MSIG Interest Groups. Each Journal Club Meeting (max: 1 hour) will have up to three (3) presentations where each Student or Resident member will be scheduled for a 20-minute segment for their article presentation/brief Q&A. The Resident and Student Presentees will be mentored by AMSSM members serving as Journal Club Advisors or Club Mentors.

GOAL - To provide a national platform for Student and Resident members to present a research article from the list of the top 120 research articles that sports medicine fellows should be familiar with. Our intent is to make this a fun learning experience to give medical students and residents Mentoring opportunities with other AMSSM members while developing skills of reviewing research articles and making PowerPoint presentations.

FREQUENCY of Journal Club Meetings – Will meet 1-2 times quarterly

  • Tue., July 26 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm ET – Initial Meeting for Student & Resident members to learn how to become involved as Presentees. Click here to join the Zoom Meeting

RESOURCES AVAILABLE HOW TO BECOME INVOLVED – Complete the online sign-up form (links below) for the role you choose to participate in. To minimize the time commitment involved, we are seeking a core group of AMSSM members serving as Club Advisors and/or Club Mentors to mentor the Presentees (Student and Resident members) that will present a PowerPoint Presentation of a research article from the top 120 research articles every sports medicine physician should be familiar with.

PRESENTEES – Student and Resident members have the opportunity to make a PowerPoint presentation/brief Q&A (max: 20 minutes on a research article from the list of top 120 research articles every sports medicine physician should be familiar with at a Journal Club Meeting. When you select your article, you will be paired with a Club Mentor (AMSSM member post-fellowship or current fellow) that has chosen to mentor the Presentee on that article by guiding the Presentee through the process that includes an outline on how to review an article and offer help in reviewing their presentation prior to their Journal Club presentation. The Presentee and Club Mentor will mutually agree on the Journal Club Meeting that the Presentee will make their presentation.

TO BE A PRESENTEE (Student and Resident Members) – please complete the online Journal Club Presentee Sign-Up form
On the Presentee sign-up form, in the 1st Choice drop-down menu, please select the research article you feel passionate about and want to review and make a PowerPoint presentation on the article at a Journal Club Meeting that is mutually selected by the Presentee and their Club Mentor.

CLUB ADVISORS – A core group serving as Faculty Advisors that would participate in one Journal Club Meeting and would mentor up to max: three Presentees (Student and Resident members) scheduled to give their presentation during a specific AMSSM Journal Club Meeting (max: 1 hour) and would be available for questions prior to the presentations and attend the Journal Club Meeting to observe their three Presentees give their presentation.

TO SERVE AS A CLUB ADVISOR – please complete the online Journal Club Advisor/Club Mentor Sign-Up form
On the Club Mentor section on the sign-up form, in the 1st Choice drop-down menu, please select the research article you feel passionate about and want to serve as the Club Mentor. This will be the article you will serve as the mentor for and you can also indicate if you want to mentor more than one article by selecting other articles in the 2nd Choice and 3rd Choice drop-down menus.

CLUB MENTORS – A core group of AMSSM members (post-fellowship members and current fellows) that will be paired with one Student or Resident Member (Presentee) that signs up to make a Journal Club presentation. From the list of the top 120 research articles that every sports medicine physician should be familiar with, we’re asking each Club Mentor to select an article they are passionate about. Then when a Student or Resident member selects their research article from the top 120 research article list, they will be paired with the Club Mentor that has chosen to be the mentor for that article. Each Club Mentor will guide the Presentee through the process which includes an outline on how to review an article and offer help in reviewing their presentation prior to their Journal Club presentation. The Presentee and Club Mentor will mutually agree on the Journal Club Meeting that the Presentee will make their presentation.

TO SERVER AS A CLUB MENTOR – please complete the online Journal Club Advisor/Club Mentor Sign-Up form
On the Club Mentor section on the sign-up form, in the 1st Choice drop-down menu, please select the research article you feel passionate about and want to serve as the Club Mentor. This will be the article you will serve as the mentor for and you can also indicate if you want to mentor more than one article by selecting other articles in the 2nd Choice and 3rd Choice drop-down menus.

QUESTIONS – Please contact Joan Brown, AMSSM Membership Manager

SMRC RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT

The AMSSM SMRC wants to promote AMSSM Resident members on our social media sites (Instagram, Med-Twitter, Facebook). Submit online form (above) that includes a photo that you've uploaded of yourself doing sideline coverage, receiving an award, making a presentation, involved in a research project, something you're doing at a residency rotation you want to highlight, etc.

AMSSM SMRC Resident Spotlight Submission Form

RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The AMSSM Foundation awarded $500 Resident Scholarships to six applicants in 2022. The Scholarship Program provides assistance for residents to attend the AMSSM Annual Meeting. The Resident Scholarship award is given annually to the residents who best demonstrate a commitment to a career in Sports Medicine. Scholarship Application submission will open in late fall. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Membership Committee and decisions will be emailed in late-February. – You must be logged into the AMSSM website to access the Resident Scholarship link when available.

AMSSM Foundation Resident/Student Scholarship Application

RESIDENT RESOURCES – HELPFUL LINKS




CURRICULUM




BECOME A FELLOW




APPLYING FOR A SPORTS MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP AND INFORMATION ON THE MATCH – FAQ

  1. What type of residency should I choose to be eligible for primary care sports medicine fellowships?
    An applicant should evaluate their interests and goals for the future when they choose a residency. A person interested in sports medicine can do a residency in family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, emergency medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Remember that your primary care training should be your priority.
  2. How do I research individual fellowships?
    A listing of fellowships can be found on the AMSSM, AAFP, AOASM and individual fellowship websites. Attending the AMSSM Annual Meeting and networking with people from the various fellowship programs can give information that is not found on the websites. This can best be done during the Annual Meeting Fellowship Fair. You can also go to the ERAS website to find a list of accredited fellowship programs participating in the electronic application system.
  3. How do I decide which programs to apply?
    Consider: what area of the country you want to train, whether in a community or university, which sports are included in the fellowship, are you interested in research, what credentials does the faculty have, and what benefits the program offers.
  4. Does accreditation matter? How do I find out about accreditation?
    It is important to attend an accredited fellowship; otherwise, you will not be qualified to take the certificate of added qualification examination in sports medicine. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) website lists programs that are accredited.
  5. What are the important dates to remember?
    • June: Register for ERAS Application System
    • July 1: ERAS application system open for data entry
    • July 15: Programs can begin review of ERAS applications.
    • September – November:  Application Deadline (varies by program)
    • September: NRMP match opens for registration
    • December: NRMP rank order list deadline
    • Beginning of January: Match Day
  6. How do I sign up for the match?
    Visit the National Resident Matching Program website to register for the match. It is a $50 fee to register and enter the rank list.
  7. Are all fellowship programs included in the match?
    No. There are several programs including the military sites that are not included in the match.
  8. Is there an electronic application process like ERAS for residency?
    Yes. The AMSSM will began using ERAS for the application process in June of 2013 for the 2014 match class. See AMSSM website for more details.
  9. How do I strengthen my application?
    AMSSM provides a pdf example of the ERAS application to use as a guide to exemplify what program directors expect in qualified candidates.  Experience and interest early on, presentations at local/regional/national meetings and attending AMSSM conferences can help set you apart during the process.  Meeting program directors at the Fellowship Fair during the Annual Meeting as well as getting involved is also a great way to promote your application and learn more about individual programs.
  10. Should I do an away rotation?
    This is always a difficult decision and should not be made without a lot of thought. Generally, it is a good idea to get to know the programs that interest you. It is beneficial to understand the day-to-day activities of the fellowship when making your decision for rank lists. A great way to gain that understanding is through elective rotations.
  11. I'm a PM&R Resident how do I prepare for a Fellowship Application?
    Click here for more information.

HOW TO MATCH IN SPORTS MEDICINE – RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES

American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM):
  • National primary care sports medicine organization
  • Website: www.amssm.org
  • Become a member as a resident
  • Go to Annual Conference during second year (spring) or earlier
  • Sponsored journals: Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, British Journal of Sports Medicine and Sports Health Journal
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM):
  • National sports medicine and exercise science organization
  • Website: www.acsm.org
  • Become a member as a resident
  • Go to annual conference during second year (spring) or earlier
  • Sponsored journals: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Exercise and Sport Sciences Review, Current Sports Medicine Report, Sports Medicine Bulletin
Away Rotation:
  • At fellowship of interest
  • At fellowship with known faculty within AMSSM (future letter of recommendation)
  • Two-week rotation is enough
  • If doing two-week rotations – do rotations at different fellowships
  • Do rotations during: Spring of 2nd year & Fall of 3rd year
  • See AMSSM website – has contact info and link to web pages for individual programs
  • Each program has different policies regarding outside resident rotations
  • Contact programs early – they fill up fast for outside resident rotators (priority given to internal residents for rotation time) – Consider starting 6 months ahead of time
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