IU School of Medicine



The primary emphasis will be sports medicine and private practice. The instructor will work to specifically concentrate on examinations of the extremities with the student as well as the application of surgical techniques in the operating room. Students will have the opportunity to observe in physical and management of both acute and chronic sports injuries, upper extremity injuries, and arthritic conditions. This site is affiliated with IU School of Medicine orthopedic sports medicine residencies and fellowship. Sport team affiliations are with area high schools, athletic clubs, NCAA Division I, II, and II colleges, and the Indianapolis Colts.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Denise Monday (Dmonday@iuhealth.org )

Director: John McCarroll, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Methodist Sports Medicine Indianapolis & Greenwood, IU Health North Hospital (Carmel), IU Health West Hospital (Avon), IU Health Beltway Surgery Center (Indianapolis), Community Hospital South

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate and apply basic clinical skills, such as history taking, physical examination, and general knowledge pertaining to patient care (PC1)
  • 2) Discuss the pathophysiology, clinical diagnoses and treatment of certain conditions (PC2)
  • 3) Observe the specific areas of focus presented during Grand Rounds, Radiology Rounds, Rehab Rounds, Chapter Review, and Journal Club (PC1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Oral Presentations and Discussions with faculty)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd and 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Denise Monday (Dmonday@iuhealth.org ) Students should contact Chris Curless (chris@msm-foundation.org) at least 1 week prior to the first day of the rotation. Any student wanting to drop or add this elective after the initial computer scheduling should contact Denise Monday at 317-962-8116 or DMonday@iuhealth.org. This course may be dropped or added up to the 15th day of the month preceding the elective month.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: This elective includes opportunities for Inter-Professional Collaboration: physical therapy, chiropractic, athletic training, nursing, occupational therapy, radiology

Service Learning Included: None