Enhanced Skills Program: Sport and Exercise Medicine

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.

Program Director:
Dr. Mark Leung
The Toronto Primary Care Sport Medicine Program
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Toronto
Tel: (416) 323-6400 Ext. 3056 (Sandra Da Silva, SEM Site Program Administrator)

List of Faculty Program Committee:

  • Dr. Neil Dilworth, Competence Committee (CC) Chair
  • Dr. Laura Cruz, CC Member and Resident Wellness Resource
  • Dr. David Lawrence, CC Member and Journal Club Coordinator 
  • Dr. Ian Cohen/Dr. David Lawrence, Sport Event Coverage Coordinator/Junior Team Physician Coordinator 
  • Dr. Hemen Shukla, Family Practice Coordinator, Women's College Hospital 
  • Dr. John Philpott, Pediatric Sport Medicine
  • Dr. John Theodoropoulos & Dr. David Wasserstein, Orthopedic Sport Medicine 
  • Dr. Ryan Eardley, MSK Ultrasound Resident Education Lead      
  • Dr. Andi Jones, MSK Ultrasound Faculty Development Lead
  • Sandra Da Silva, WCH Site Program Administrator
  • Dr. Alessandro Francella
  • Dr. Adam Manis
  • Dr. Sari Kraft
  • Dr. Lee Schofield  

Length of Program: One Year (52 Weeks) - Full Time

Program and Application Eligibility

Family Medicine/Enhanced Skills Match:

  • Trainees currently enrolled in a CFPC accredited program, who hold a postgraduate education certificate of registration or equivalent in their province are eligible for the Match. N.B.: Those enrolled in a PGY3 Enhanced Skills Program at the time of application are NOT eligible to apply to another PGY3 Enhanced Skills position.
    • Off-cycle applicants: PGY2 residents with completion dates between July 1 and December 31, 2023 are also eligible but must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start.  You may only apply to the match one time.  While some programs are able to admit residents' off-cycle, others are not. Off-cycle applicants will remain eligible to apply to the following year's match recognizing that they may have obtained an independent practice license in the interim period.
  • Residents currently enrolled in ACGME accredited Family Medicine residency programs in the U.S. who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents may apply to the PGY3 FM Sport & Exercise Medicine Match if they meet the CFPC requirements outlined on the College of Family Physicians of Canada website. Further information is available on the CaRMS Provincial Eligibility site. Information regarding licensure requirements is available at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario site.

Not eligible to apply through CaRMS:

  • International Sponsored Visa Trainees: This program accepts sponsored trainee applicants* from countries with a training agreement with the University of Toronto Post MD Education Office. The University currently has training agreements in place with: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Sponsored Visa Trainees from these countries must apply directly through the Post MD Education Office. Our program is unable to consider applicants from countries where a training agreement is not currently in place.
    • *Selection determined by application program review and program capacity
  • Practicing Family Physicians are not eligible for the PGY3 FM Sport & Exercise Medicine Match but may access PGY3 FM Sport & Exercise Medicine training via the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's Re-Entry program.

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 Location

MSK Introduction


  • Community Sport & Exercise Medicine

  • Rehabilitation

  • MSK Radiology

Community and/or university-bases Sport & Exercise Medicine Clinics

Specialty MSK


Sport & Exercise Medicine across lifespan and where it overlaps with various related medical specialties

  • Women's College Hospital

  • Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

  • Community Pediatric Sport Medicine Clinics



Outpatient Management of orthopaedic conditions related to Sport & Exercise Medicine 

  • Toronto Western Hospital

  • Women’s College Hospital/ Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 

Subspecialty Selectives


Subspecialty Sport & Exercise Medicine enrichment opportunities

  • Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Toronto Western Hospital

  • Women's College Hospital


Unique Program Requirements

  • 100 Hours of Event Coverage
  • Sport First Responder Mandatory Course