The Source Athletic Training Orthopedic Residency is a 12-month program beginning in June each year.
Mission: Source's Orthopedic Residency provides advanced practice opportunities to athletic trainers through inter-professional collaboration, comprehensive educational programming, and ingenuity. We aim to utilize community-based support to develop advanced clinicians while being stewards of the profession and giving back to the community.
Orthopedic Residency Outcomes and Objectives
The AT resident will demonstrate the ability to evaluate and diagnose various orthopedic injuries, including advanced and complicated cases, efficiently and correctly.
Objective: The resident will use the knowledge gained across the course of the residency curriculum to pass the Orthopedic Specialty Certification (OSC) exam
The AT resident will integrate evidence-based practice in all areas of care, including evaluation, diagnosis, plan of care, and professional conduct.
Objective: The resident will demonstrate proficiency through methods of evidence-based dissemination, including scholarly article appraisal, teaching and presenting scholarly data, and clinical implementation of evidence-based practices.
The AT resident will improve patient care through prioritization of interpersonal communication skills, interdisciplinary collaboration, and culturally competent care.
Objective: The resident will be asked to collaborate and communicate effectively with other allied health professionals in various settings.
Objective: The resident will be exposed to various skills targeted towards improving communication and collaboration, including grand rounds, implementation of patient-reported outcomes, and initiating the patient care model from within traditional settings.
The AT resident will build leadership skills through scholarship, personal growth, and development and embody the essence of stewardship in the athletic training profession.
Objective: The AT resident will actively work towards the improvement of their professional and personal self through focused didactics, allowing for increased ownership of one’s professional growth.
Structured didactic programming that focuses on a specific topic in the field of sports medicine. At a minimum, three peer-reviewed articles are discussed in terms of overall methods, statistical analysis, and conclusions of the articles, as well as the implementation of the article into clinical practice. The set articles will be chosen prior to each journal club date so that attendees have ample opportunity to review the articles. All articles will be published within the last 5 years so that the most recent research will be reviewed. These sessions are open to all full-time SFM employees. Journal Clubs occur biweekly.
Structured real-life orthopedic case presentations completed by SFM athletic trainers. Grand rounds presentations usually consist of a presentation of pathogenesis, symptomatology, and/or therapy, usually of a specific injury or illness. Presentations are followed with meaningful and semi-structured discussion. Presentations are based on real cases handled by the presenter. These sessions are open to all full-time SFM employees. Grand Rounds occur once a month.
Literature Review Sessions
Intimate didactic session attended solely by residents that reviews a specific article on various sports medicine topics. Residents will be responsible for identifying an article they would like to discuss around a predetermined topic. Residents will need to provide a written summary of the article prior to meeting which includes all the pre-identified information on the assignment sheet. They will briefly present the summary of the article and the group will discuss results and methods of the study, strengths and weaknesses of the study, implications to clinical practice, and implementation of the evidence into clinical practice. Literature reviews are scheduled weekly. Residents are responsible for leading one a month.
Professional and Leadership Hour
Intimate didactic session attended solely by residents that discusses professional and leadership topics such as communication techniques, emotional intelligence, leadership development, professional service, and the administration of athletic training are discussed. These are semi-structured in nature, but are highly discussion based.
Unofficial transcripts from athletic training degree program
Letters of recommendation (2-3, no more than 3)
The mission of the Source Residency Program is to provide advanced practice opportunities to athletic trainers through interprofessional collaboration, comprehensive educational programming, and ingenuity. As a resident of this program, please explain how you intend to use your orthopedic specialty to improve community-based healthcare as well as the standard of care in the athletic training profession.
Please submit all application materials within the position posting on Paylocity. Only complete applications will be reviewed and accepted. Applications are accepted until February 16th. Applicants will be contacted for an interview, and references will be checked. Qualified applicants will be invited for a formal in-person interview with residency faculty and invited SFM management. Final decisions are made by April 1st, with an official start date of June 1st.
Athletic Training Georgia State Licensure (or eligibility by start date)
Current First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
Minimum of 3-5 years experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer
Meet The Team
Orthopedic Residency Program Director and an Athletic Trainer at Roswell High School. Cassidy received her Doctorate of Athletic Training, and Post-Professional Masters of Athletic Training from A.T. Still University in 2022, and her Bachelors of Science of Athletic Training from Central Methodist University. Her areas of expertise are in low back, hip, and functional movement related injuries.
Orthopedic Residency Faculty, Athletic Trainer at South Gwinnett High School, and Chair of Source’s Education Committee. Megan has been practicing for more than 15 years, completing her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2007 from Western Carolina University and Master of Arts in Physical Education in 2009 from the University of North Carolina Pembroke.
Orthopedic Residency Faculty, Athletic Trainer at Creekview High School, and Co- Chair of Source’s Human Performance Committee. Amanda graduated with her masters in Exercise Science and Wellness from Liberty University in 2023 and her bachelors of science in education in athletic training from the University of Georgia in 2013. Her areas of expertise are in the shoulder, knee, and performance enhancement strategies and how they relate to athletic training and sports performance.
Orthopedic Residency Faculty and an Athletic Trainer at Cherokee High School. Megan has been a practicing athletic trainer for ten years. She completed her Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) in 2022 from the University of Idaho, her masters’ in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern University in 2017, and her bachelors’ in Athletic Training and Kinesiology from SUNY Brockport in 2014. She serves on Source’s Quality Improvement Committee and her areas of specialty are evidence-based practice and research in clinical practice.