Location — Akron General Medical Center/ Health & Wellness Centers Duration — 4 weeks Number of Students — 1
Director(s) — John L. Pinkowski, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical Director of Musculoskeletal Service Line of Akron General Health System 224 West Exchange Street, #440 Akron, Ohio 44302 330-344-1980
Anthony Kantaras MD, Clinical Assistant Professor or Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical Director of Northeast Ohio Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy 224 West Exchange Street, #440 Akron, Ohio 44302 330-344-1980
Teaching Faculty — John L. Pinkowski, MD Anthony T Kantaras MD Art McCreary MA, ATC Aaron Lear, MD
To provide instruction in the subspecialty of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine that deals with the diagnosis and management of a variety of injuries commonly associated with recreational and competitive sports.
To provide students with an opportunity to work directly with an entire sports medicine team consisting of primary care sports medicine specialists, orthopaedic surgeons, athletic trainers and physical therapists.
To understand the importance of appropriate pre-participation readiness and rehabilitation principles involved in Sports Medicine.
To introduce the student to the principles of the role of physical activity in health promotion.
Attend clinic with teaching faculty.
Assist in surgery on cases deemed appropriate.
Provide end-of-rotation oral report (5 - 10 minutes) on an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine topic.
Typical daily schedule: Four weeks devoted to Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, including office work and surgical care.
Attend orthopaedic didactic lectures.
Attendance at athletic events and other institute-based events is mandatory.
Night Call/Special Requirements: Attendance at evening athletic events (seasonal)