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UW Health Athletic Training Residency

Research Program

 

The UW Health Athletic Training Residency Research Program consists primarily of collecting, analyzing and summarizing data from the UW Health Sports Medicine Outcomes Program. This program supports the research mission of UW Health and is a collaborative effort with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Each athletic training resident is required to assist the staff with the UW Health Sports Medicine Outcomes Program throughout their residency program.

 

Elective research opportunities are available based on the needs of the UW Health Sports Medicine Program and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health research staff. Athletic training residents pursuing elective research opportunities must possess appropriate research experience and/or applicable skills prior to starting the elective component within the residency program. Athletic training residents are also encouraged to submit a research abstract to an appropriate medical symposia organization (examples: NATA, ACSM, AOSSM, etc.) summarizing patient care outcomes.

 

Required Research Component

 

UW Health Sports Medicine Outcomes Program Data Collection

 

Databases used to identify research questions and populations of potential research subjects.

 

Sports Medicine Outcomes Database 

  • Orthopedic and general health outcome summary measures are collected for all hip, knee and shoulder surgeries and or treatments.
  • Data collection is prospective prior to surgery and or treatment and again at regular intervals for up to twelve (12) months post-surgery sand or treatment
  • N = 7000+ records

Sports Injury Database

  • Consists of demographic information for all new patients
  • N = 23,000+ records
  • Sex, age, injury mechanism and diagnoses

Elective Research Component

 

Clinical and Field Research Opportunities

 

Clinical Settings
 

Subjects include specific patient populations utilizing appropriate retrospective and prospective studies and randomized controlled trials for injury:

  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Outcomes

Field Settings
 

Subjects include populations of interscholastic, collegiate, club and recreational athletes utilizing appropriate prospective cohort and randomized controlled trial designs for injury:

  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Rehabilitation