What will I learn?

Galland Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Post-Professional Athletic Training Residency aims to exceed the following:

Mission Statement

The GOSM Residency is a post-professional athletic training curriculum that seeks to expand the qualifications, clinical experiences and knowledge of entry level athletic trainers as providers of musculoskeletal medicine within a physician office setting.


To immerse participants in, and prepare them for, a clinical role in the physician office setting and allow them opportunities for interdisciplinary skill development in a spectrum of musculoskeletal disciplines.


  1. To grow as a dedicated, caring, versatile and highly skilled allied healthcare professional in a broad array of musculoskeletal medicine disciplines
  2. To develop and demonstrate skills needed to serve as a clinician in an outpatient physician office setting as well as an orthopedic urgent care setting
  3. To develop functional proficiency as a provider of basic neuromuscular and manual therapies
  4. To develop functional proficiency as a provider of aquatic based rehabilitative therapies
  5. To develop functional proficiency as a provider of functional hand splinting and basic rehabilitative therapies for the hand
  6. To develop functional proficiency as a provider of land-based rehabilitative therapies
  7. To develop functional proficiency in casting, splinting and DME fitting
  8. To develop functional proficiency at triaging concussions, administering ImPACT testing, and monitoring return to play progressions
  9. To gain exposure to, understanding and awareness of a variety of traditional and alternative therapies available and their role in musculoskeletal medicine
  10. To increase confidence and abilities as an AT in traditional high school, collegiate, professional, and recreational settings
  11. To heighten public and medical community awareness of the unique role, qualifications, and contributions of the athletic training profession.
  12. To critically think and interpret current research, trends, ideas, and treatments in musculoskeletal medicine


  1. To achieve/maintain NATABOC certification and NCBATE licensure
  2. To spend 2-2½ days a week throughout the residency working with an orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon or specialty provider to become adept in a physician office setting,, able to triage patients, take histories, conduct physical exams, order and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests, educate patients and families on diagnoses, treatment plans, surgical procedures, and home exercise programs, utilize EHR, document pertinent patient and visit information in EHR, communicate with other healthcare professionals, and perform medical office administrative tasks
  3. To obtain certification as an ITAT by completing the registration and coursework and successfully completing the certification exam
  4. To spend 1-2 days a week for 2 months each immersed in, and developing and practicing skills related to land based and aquatic rehabilitation, hand therapy and functional splinting, chiropractic care, orthopedic urgent care, and other areas as selected based on interest.
  5. To spend 1-2 days a week for 2 months observing a variety of sports medicine orthopedic surgeries to increase familiarity with anatomy and surgical techniques, and to advance understanding of post operative rehabilitation and recovery based on procedures performed
  6. To coordinate the sports medicine/athletic training services at an assigned local high school, including checking preparticipation physicals, conducting evaluations, treatments, and initiating management of athletic injuries, coordinating referrals to physicians, developing and implementing rehabilitation plans, maintaining medical records, educating athletes, coaches, and parents, updating and educating coaches and administrators on EAP and concussion management, providing athletic training services for game coverage of selected sports
  7. To spend 5 or more hours weekly devoted to didactic development and critical thinking by reading journal articles, working with residency clinical instructors on quality improvement ideas and incorporating evidence based treatment plans, completing self directed learning modules and assignments, attending CEU offerings and conferences, helping teach a course at a local college, presenting research or case studies, writing evidence-based online content about current treatment and topics in sports medicine, and promoting the profession and answering questions at health fairs and community events
  8. To seek out additional learning experiences to develop as a professional and a health care provider, including didactic or clinical experiences with other musculoskeletal and healthcare disciplines