RESIDENT/FELLOW SEM RESOURCES

On behalf of the Ontario Medical Association Section on Sport and Exercise Medicine Executive, we are excited to share with you CASEM’s list of learning resources.

This list of resources was initially compiled to help learners have more guided self-studying but would be useful to anyone looking to learn more about countless topics. We have a wide variety of resources, including interactive modules, evidence-based guidelines, textbooks (some of which are free to access!), and online databases.

This project would not have been possible without the unbelievable amount of help from current and previous fellows, as well as residents in other specialties. This is not meant to be comprehensive or for exam prep, but to be used as practical clinical tools. 

If you want to make an addition to the list, please contact cpd@casem-acmse.org. Resources are meant to be evidence-based, clinically relevant, and free from commercial bias. Enjoy!

 

Jordan Anderson
PGY3 Sport and Exercise Medicine, McMaster University


GENERAL

  • Sport Med School (University of Toronto) – Free online database of lectures, cases, and videos
  • AAFP – Evidence-based guidelines for numerous patient presentations
  • Physiopedia – In depth overview of numerous diagnoses and physical exam maneuvers as well as exercises/rehab protocols
  • Orthobullets – Information on a comprehensive list of orthopedic and sports medicine topics, particularly injuries and anatomy
  • BJSM Physical Exam Videos 

Textbooks 

Podcasts

  • BJSM  (British Journal of Sports Medicine) 
  • CJSM (Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine) 
  • Sports Medicine Research Podcast – Bi-weekly updates on the latest sports medicine research 
  • MSK Matters – A sport and exercise medicine podcast for Canadian Family Medicine residents and senior medical students

Research Summaries

Specialties

Cardiology / Preparticipation Physical Exam (PPE)

Dermatology

Orthopedics

Physiatry (PM&R)

  • PMR Knowledge Now – Comprehensive overview of wide array of PMR and MSK diagnoses 
  • Webinar Series (2020) – Association of Academic Physiatrists – Free didactic lectures on relevant PMR topics. Must create a free account
  • O+P Library – Virtual library for patients with orthotics and prosthetics 

Physiotherapy/Rehab Exercises

  • Rehab Exercise Handouts by OrthoInfo / the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) – Excellent rehabilitation exercises for patients, organized by joint involved
  • Athletic Injuries Online Rehab – Great handouts explaining diagnosis and home therapy exercises 

Radiology

  • Ultrasound
    • Didactic course for sports medicine ultrasound by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) – 
      • Note: You do not need to be a member of the AMSSM but you do need to make an account. You won’t be charged at any point. 
    • Technical guidelines for MSK ultrasound by the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR)
  • X-Ray
    • StartRadiology (under Orthopedics) – Approach to interpreting / ordering XR for most major joints 

Rheumatology

  • RheumInfo – A review of inflammatory disorders, medications, laboratory testing around rheumatologic conditions. 
  • RheumTutor – Similar review, also has injection techniques

Sport and Exercise Medicine Topics

Back Pain

Concussion

  • Parachute Canada – Extensive list of guides for parents, athletes, teachers, coaches, trainers, etc. as well as sport-specific return to sport strategies 

Doping

Exercise Prescription

Osteoarthritis 

Para and Adaptive Sport

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