Sports Events Coverage

Sports Events Coverage

PM&R Residency Program Manual
PM&R Resident Coverage of Selected Sports Medicine Events

PM&R Resident Mandatory Attendance/Coverage at Selected Sports Medicine Events
The PM&R department is privileged to cover many local sporting events as part of our musculoskeletal educational program. This is a learning opportunity that sets our program apart from many other residencies. As such, it is the responsibility of the PM&R residents to provide coverage for these events. PM&R residents are required to cover selected sports medicine events throughout the academic year such as football games and track events. Residents should check on the dates of mandatory sporting events before scheduling vacations, as the sports coverage will take priority.

There are two mandatory track events in early spring, often in April. They are the Charlottesville 10-Miler and the Charlottesville Marathon. These events usually start at 7:30 am on Saturday mornings. They are a great opportunity to provide sports medicine coverage, and learn more about the injured athlete. Attendance exceptions will only be considered for on-call or post-call residents. Any other absences would need to be approved by Dr. Wilder directly. There is also a mandatory training session before each track race, residents will be provided with more specific information as the events come up during the year.

  • Mandatory Sports Medicine Events:  All residents who are not on-call or post-call are required to attend the following events:  Charlottesville Women’s Four-Miler, Charlottesville 10K, and Charlottesville Marathon.  Excuses will not be granted for interviews or travel plans.
  • Football Games and Football Clinic:  The resident who is on Dr. Wilder’s Musculoskeletal Clinic rotation during football season will cover each of his team’s Friday night games (Monticello High School).  In addition, the resident who is on Dr. Wilder’s Musculoskeletal Clinic rotation during football season will cover each Saturday morning football clinic.  Each resident (PGY-2, PGY-3, and PGY-4) will be responsible for covering at least 1 football game with Dr. Jenkins (James Monroe High School) per season.  There will be opportunities for residents to cover more games, if they are interested.
  • Races and Other Sports Events:  There are several other races and sports events to be covered during the year.  These events will be mandatory for residents who are on the following services:  EMG (senior and junior residents), Musculoskeletal Clinic, Cardiopulmonary, and Research.  Others may be asked to cover these events by the chief residents.  Those who wish to participate may participate if assigned duties are covered.