Enhanced Skills Program: Sports and Exercise Medicine

Sports and Exercise Medicine

Overall Program Vision

The skills of sport and exercise medicine are in demand in the medical community due to the increasing medical importance of exercise through the life-cycle combined with lengthy waiting lists for orthopedic and rheumatologic patient services. Sport and exercise medicine training provides relevant management strategies to deal with current concerns in childhood and adult obesity, the growing epidemic of arthritis and non-surgical management of common overuse syndromes.

Application Eligibility

For funding eligibility, please see the main Enhanced Skills Program Admissions page.

This program also accepts visa-sponsored trainee applicants* from countries with a training agreement with the University of Toronto Post MD Education office.
Those countries are as follows: Bahrain, Dominica, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. 

Visa-sponsored trainee applicants must apply directly through the Post MD Education office.  

*Selection determined by application program review and program capacity 

Length of Program

One Year (52 Weeks) - Full Time

Curriculum Competencies

The SEM Enhanced Skills 12-month program adheres to the CanMEDS-FM goals and objectives to achieve the following competencies: 
  • Medical Expert
  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Manager
  • Scholar
  • Health Advocate
  • Professional

For complete details, please read the goals and objectives.

Sample Rotation

Rotation Groups Number of 4
Week Blocks
Rotation Themes


MSK Introduction 3 Sport Med Rehabilitation Radiology  Goldring Community Mt. Sinai 
Sports and Exercise Medicine Longitudinal Rotation Goals and Objectives
Radiology Rotation Goals and Objectives
Specialty MSK 3

Elite Sport Physiatry
Exercise Medicine 

Toronto Rehab
Community Sport 
Physiatry Rotation Goals and Objectives
Exercise Medicine Rotation Goals and Objectives
Interpersonal Care and Event Coverage Rotation Goals and Objectives
High Performance Sports Medicine Rotation Goals and Objectives
Orthopaedics 4

Outpatient Inpatient
Surgical Spine Elective 

University Health Network
Women’s College
Mt. Sinai 
Orthopaedics Rotation Goals and Objectives
Inpatient MSK Rehabilitation & Spine Surgery Rotation Goals and Objectives
Sub Specialty Rotations  3

Specialty MSK
Rheumatology Paediatrics 

Specialty Selective Clinics Rotation Goals and Objectives
Lifespan Special Population Focus Rotation Goals and Objectives
Rheumatology Rotation Goals and Objectives

Unique Program Requirements

100 Hours of Event Coverage
Sport First Responder Mandatory Course

Program Director

Dr. Mark Leung
Program Director, The Toronto Primary Care Sport Medicine Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Tel: 416-978-4678

List of Faculty Program Committee:
Dr. Laura Cruz, Assistant Program Director 
Dr. Ian Cohen, Event Coverage Coordinator 
Dr. Hemen Shukla, Family Medicine Program Coordinator/Liason 
Dr. Michael Clarfield 
Dr. Doug Richards
Dr. John Theodoropoulos

To Apply

Application opens: August 21, 2017
Application Deadline: October 6, 2017
Apply Online
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