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ELECT EFAMS - Primary Care Sports Medicine Elective

Director Fourth Year Department Courses: Tammy Baudoin, MD
Director(s): Charles Webb MD AND Kenneth Aguirre MD
Administrative Contact: Joy Reger - 318-675-5347 - Rm. 1-305
Number of Students Per 4 Week Block: 2
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Elective Offered During Blocks: Blocks 2-10
Course Code: EFAMS
4 credits

Primary Goals of elective:  This is a clinically oriented elected with an emphasis on physical examination techniques and specific diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. The student will have opportunities to participate with their attending physicians in the care of student, recreational, industrial as well as retired athletes with a varied and wide range of MSK issues. There may be opportunities to participate in experiences with athletes even at the collegiate and professional levels as well (ETBU, LSUS, Centenary College and the Shreveport Mudbugs).

Specific Objectives:

Improved Physical Examination Skills



Lumbar spine

Cervical spine



Improved DDX skills with the ability to make a specific anatomic diagnosis.

Use scientific evidence to make sound therapeutic decisions on treatment modalities

Resources for Learning:
Resources for Learning:  

Specific cited articles as selected by course director from American Family Physician, and selected sports medicine journals.

Teach Me Anatomy Application available free on the app store.

Physio Tutors videos on you tube available free.

Didactic sessions with the sports medicine fellows during the academic half days.


There will be 4 weekly 15 question quizzes given at the end of each week based on the reading.

There will be formal practicum on physical exam of the knee, shoulder, elbow, and lumbar spine at the of the rotation to ensure the student is able to perform these physical examinations.

There will be a formal mid rotation evaluation done by the course director to allow time to correct any short comings that are detected.

There will be a final formal evaluation done, that will be a summary of the rotation from all the preceptors the student worked with, the experience at the events covered, and the quizzes.

Offered: Block 2-10