Sports Medicine




  • Our one year clinically-focused Enhanced Skills Program continues to re-evaluate itself and adapt to meet the changes and challenges in this field. Our goal is to maintain a dynamic and flexible program that can adapt to the personality and needs of the adult learner while promoting the growth of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
  • The McGill Sport Medicine Clinic offers one-month electives to medical students and family medicine residents. This serves many positive functions. We teach resident the basics of musculoskeletal assessment and management, a skills that is not otherwise well covered in other electives, yet a large part of family practice is musculoskeletal complaints. We expose medical students to one of the many aspects of Family Medicine. The Enhanced Skills resident will have the opportunity to become directly involved in teaching the student and resident learners.


  • Our mission is to optimize the knowledge and competencies to effectively manage sports-related injuries, as well as health issues that impact athletes and their performance.
  • We stress the importance of health promotion and prevention of disease.
  • As “Exercise is Medicine”® our mission is to develop doctors that will contribute towards healthy lifestyles for the population that they serve.


  • Instituted in 1993 by Dr. Mulder, Dr. Lenczner and Dr. Lacroix (the first fellow the program).
  • Set up for physicians interested in the study of Sport and Exercise Medicine as it relates to health and wellness under the knowledge that “Exercise is Medicine”®
  • We offer a longitudinal program that focuses on fulfilling the core competencies as they have been developed at the national level over the last few years (CASEM/CFPC CAC).
  • Clinics are held at the McGill Sport Medicine Clinic and the Montreal General Hospital.
  • Residents cover events and competitions as it pertains to their training.

Program Description

Longitudinal Schedule

  • Through the McGill Sport Medicine Clinic, the trainee will have a longitudinal learning experience in Sport and Exercise Medicine. This includes exposure to Adult and Pediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine cases during clinics with the various staff physicians. (If interested, additional exposure to Pediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine can be arranged at another venue.)
  • McGill Varsity team involvement with on-field game coverage – the trainee will be assigned to certain Varsity teams. Duties include being first-call for the team therapist in case of injuries, as well as sideline game coverage. This allows the trainee to follow the athletes globally from pre-season physicals to acute injury management, rehabilitation, return-to-play decision-making.
  • Clinics at the Montreal General Hospital offer a longitudinal experience in Non-Operative Orthopedics. The musculoskeletal conditions seen in these clinics are not necessarily sport-related. Often these are referrals from the Emergency Department or from community physicians. There will be exposure to CNESST and SAAQ cases. There will also be opportunities to attend Pre-operative Clinics.
  • Longitudinal Family Medicine Clinic – 0.5 day every 2 weeks (can be weekly if requested by the resident


  • Adult Rheumatology (2 weeks) – the trainee will gain exposure to inflammatory causes for musculoskeletal pain, as well as possible opportunities for joint drainage and joint injection procedures
  • MSK-ER (4 weeks) – this is a combined rotation of Orthopedic Clinics, Plastic Surgery Clinics, Emergency Department shifts (with the focus on seeing musculoskeletal complaints)
  • Physiatry (2 weeks) – in development
  • MSK Radiology (2 weeks) – in development

Additional Elements

  • Teaching – as McGill offers an elective rotation in Sport and Exercise Medicine to residents and medical students, the trainee will have the opportunity to help teach these learners who are completing an elective rotation. There are often other teaching opportunities including resident workshops, Physical Exam teaching sessions for first year medical/dental students or for International Medical Graduates.
  • Scholarly project – the trainee will be expected to complete a scholarly project to be presented at the end of the year. This can be in the form of a PICO project. Separately, there may be opportunities for more formal research in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
  • Rounds – there are joint rounds held in collaboration with l’Université de Montréal and l’Institut National du Sport du Québec

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluations are completed every 2 months: electronic One45 In-Training Evaluations (based on CanMEDS roles), Sports Specific (core competencies), project progress, procedural logbook, diary/log of academic learning.
  • Must register and complete the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine exam.

We expect:

  • An empathetic, team-oriented and ethical approach to Sport and Exercise Medicine as a profession.
  • An acquisition of knowledge and skills to consistently, proficiently and confidently diagnose and manage sport-related issues.
  • An ability to address special populations and medical conditions encountered by athletes of all ages (depression, coronary artery disease, eating disorders, hypertension, obesity, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis).


  • Penny-Jane Baylis, MBBS Family Medicine, CCFP, Dip Sport Med., BSc(physio & psychology)
  • Eileen Bridges MD, CCFP, Dip. Sport Med.
  • Mark Burman MDCM, FRCP (C), Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Monica Cermignani MDCM, FRCP (C), Dip. Sport Med., Emergency Medicine
  • J. Scott Delaney MDCM, FRCP(C), Emergency Medicine
  • Andrea Dolan MD, CCFP, Family Medicine
  • Bill Doulas, MDCM, CCFP, Family Medicine
  • Fany Fallenbaum pht, MD, CCFP, Family Medicine
  • Vincent Lacroix, MDCM, CCFP, Dip Sport Med.
  • Paul Martineau MDCM, FRCP (C), Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Mohan Radhakrishna MD, FRCP (C), Dip. Sport Med., Physiatrist
  • Kathryn Sun MDCM, CCFP, Dip. Sport Med., Family Medicine
  • Monica Volesky MDCM, FRCS (C), Orthopaedic Surgeon

Apply/Contact Us

For information regarding the program
kathryn.sun [at] (Dr. Kathryn Sun)
Director, Sports Medicine Enhanced Skill

For information regarding the application process
enhancedskills.fammed [at] (Alana Walsh-Ferland)
Student Affairs Coordinator

  • Requirements: Completed ATLS and ACLS (send documents when applying or proof prior to starting rotation), successful completion of residency in Family Medicine.
  • For Program deadlines and other information click here.

Applicants can apply via CaRMS.

Please refer to the CaRMS website for details pertaining to the application period.


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