Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
The mission of the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute Sports Medicine Assistant Residency Program is to provide advanced clinical and didactic education to athletic trainers and other clinical assistants in the specialty area of orthopedics.
During this 13-month immersive clinical and educational experience, the Resident will accomplish the following:
1. Demonstrate increased depth of knowledge in Orthopedics through completion of an advanced and flexible curriculum.
2. Improve clinical and surgical skills through structured and supervised skill proficiency training and practice.
3. Improve appraisal of evidence-based concepts through study and presentation of peer-reviewed literature.
4. Collaborate with members of the patient care team within the physician practice setting.
5. Participate in quality improvement and research efforts with collection of patient-reported outcomes.
The ideal candidate for our residency program exhibits a strong desire to learn and develop skills within the specialty area of orthopedics. Applicants must also embody the Ochsner Core Values which demonstrate commitment to seeking excellence in patient care. The Core Values are:
The ideal candidate will meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. Bachelor’s Degree required
2. Master’s Degree preferred
3. Successful completion of a CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Program preferred
4. Athletic Trainer BOC Certification preferred
5. Completed Orthopedic Technologist Certification (OTC) upon matriculation into program
6. Basic Life Support Certification (American Heart Association or equivalent)
7. Three years of related experience evaluating and assessing patient injuries preferred
Residents will participate in minimum 5 hours per week of didactic or scholarly activities.
Please direct all questions and applications to the Sports Medicine Assistant Residency Program director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will include the following items:
Send your completed application and required documents to:
OSMI Sports Medicine Assistant Residency Program
10310 The Grove Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70836
Please pay special attention to the required application submission materials. Applications are accepted for the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute Sports Medicine Assistant Residency Program between Jan. 1 and March 15 of each year. We will be unable to accept incomplete or late applications.
Residents will be expected to demonstrate interval improvement throughout the course of study in relation to the program objectives. Residency outcomes will be assessed with the following measures:
1. Depth of clinical knowledge will be measured with:
2. Clinical and surgical skills will be measured with:
3. Appraisal of evidence-based concepts will be measured with:
4. Interdisciplinary collaboration will be measured with:
5. Quality improvement efforts will be measured with:
Residency program completion percentage: 100%
Average entrance exam scores: 48%
Average exit exam scores: 92%
Average diagnostic accuracy at residency completion: 92%
Average surgical cases assisted: 179
Average annual hours spent in scholarship activities: 800
Average presentations given: 21
Rate of employment upon completion of program as athletic trainer: 100%
Rate of employment upon completion of program at Ochsner: 67%
Under the direction of the supervising physician, the resident will perform clinical responsibilities in the physician practice setting. The resident will also attend didactic learning sessions as well as complete research and quality improvement projects. Duties in these roles are listed below:
The Resident can expect a world-class preceptorship experience from the experienced and passionate Ochsner Orthopedics and Sports Medicine department. The preceptors of our program will:
To receive a Certificate of Completion for the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute Sports Medicine Assistant Residency Program, participants must fully complete all clinical and didactic experiences for the agreed upon residency period and maintain satisfactory clinical evaluation scores demonstrating appropriate learning, engagement, and professionalism during the program.
“I feel that the residency was a great experience overall. It was very immersive. I had great mentors and preceptors that took time to teach me. Because of the experience I gained, I felt well prepared to transition to my current position full time. I was able to work in a wide variety of areas and with many different people within the healthcare system. This helped me gain an understanding of how a multi-disciplinary team functions. I feel that my orthopedic skill and knowledge was greatly advanced, and I am excited to continually work to improve myself as a healthcare professional!”
- Joshua Pratt, MS, ATC, OTC
Class of 2022
"The residency has been a great experience! The people are wonderful, and I learned a lot from everyone. I loved having multiple different rotations. I was given a lot of information and look forward to perfecting the skills I’ve learned. I’m very grateful for all my experiences and especially the people I worked with!”
- Kevin Schoell, MS, ATC, OTC
Class of 2022
“I had a great experience with the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute Sports Medicine Assistant Residency (Program). This program prepared me well to transition into clinic and the OR with my physician, due to its diversity of specialties and providers. I was able to enter each rotation and learn as well as develop my skills. I enjoyed my time in the program and would recommend this program to anyone.”
- Kaleb Ashworth, MS, ATC, OTC, OPE-C
Class of 2021
Our team of sports medicine specialists is equipped with an unparalleled depth of experience, the latest diagnostic imaging technology and cutting-edge rehabilitation equipment. With evidence-based practices and thoughtful strategies, we work to get patients back on the field, in the pool, in the gym or on the court in no time.