Enhanced Skills Program: Sports and Exercise Medicine Lifespan Special Population Focus Goals and Objectives

Curriculum Rotational Goals & Objectives
Program Coordinator: Dr. Mark Leung

Rotations are numbered according to their Block Number - see Curriculum Map for more details.

Block 8. Lifespan Special Population Focus (predominantly Paediatric Sport Medicine):

The goal of this 4-week rotation is to develop skill in sport medicine differential diagnoses that are unique to specific age or population groups, and to gain proficiency at managing family dynamics in this medical care process. This occurs through clinical teaching in paediatric sport medicine clinics and/or operating room experiences.

For this rotation, please focus the evaluation on the following CanMEDs roles:

  • Medical Expert
  • Communicator
  • Health Advocate

Please refer to the Curriculum Map for more details.

Medical Expert:


  1. Demonstrate an understanding of family dynamics in the assessment of the child with musculoskeletal conditions.
  2. Interpret and prescribe physical activity prescriptions for the overweight, underweight and normal weight child.
  3. Describe the common stages of MSK growth and development and their concurrent potential pathological conditions.
  4. List differential diagnoses in order of frequency based on age or population group.



  1. Perform an accurate and appropriate assessment of a sport medicine patient, showing an ability to manage and synthesize the input of all participating parties along with other collateral sources.
  2. Present a case history, in oral and written forms, which include relevant history, physical examination, differential diagnosis, formulation of the patient and treatment plan.
  3. Deliver clear and instructive information to patients and other relevant related parties around diagnosis, relevant etiological factors, other required investigations, and the potential risks and benefits of various management options in the appropriate language given their age and level of understanding.
  4. Independently coordinate and complete clear, timely and comprehensive documentation.


Objectives: By the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to…

  1. Actively seek the opinions of other healthcare professionals to optimize the care of the patient.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to accept, consider and respect the opinions of other team members.


Objectives: By the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to…

  1. Demonstrate time management skills to reflect and balance priorities for patient care, sustainable practice, and personal life.

Health Advocate:


  1. Demonstrate an ability to promote sport and exercise medicine health care needs to other community services involved in a sport and exercise medicine care, such as other sport and exercise medicine physicians, paediatric physicians, and allied health professionals.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge about the sports and exercise resources available to paediatric athletes and families through the wider health system


Objectives: By the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to…

  1. Maintain and enhance professional activities through ongoing learning.
  2. Critically evaluate medical information and its sources, and apply this appropriately to practice domains.
  3. Facilitate the learning of other learners through opportunities for both informal teaching and more structured presentations (e.g., journal club, resident teaching, allied health professional teaching)


Objectives: By the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to…

  1. Demonstrate a commitment to patients and their families, as well as to their profession and to society, through ethical practice.