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Athletic Training Residency Program

St. Luke's Athletic Training Residency Program was founded in fall of 2011. The 12-month post-professional educational program for certified athletic trainers provides advanced preparation of athletic training practitioners through a planned program of clinical and traditional education in orthopedics.

St. Luke's Athletic Training Residency Program was the third program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The residency is housed with the physician practice setting at St. Luke's Orthopedics using an evidence-based approach to enhance the quality of patient care, optimize patient outcomes, and improve patient health-related quality-of-life.

As part of this program, you’ll practice advanced clinical decision-making skills with emphasis on managing physically active patients with an orthopedic diagnosis. You’ll be part of a multidisciplinary team working to optimize the management of orthopedic and sport-related injuries. And you’ll learn how to contribute to the athletic training profession and your orthopedic/sports medicine team through building research, teaching, and leadership skills.

Highlights & Resources

Our Mission

To advance the athletic trainer resident's preparation as a provider of patient care in the specialty area of orthopedics and create the groundwork for athletic trainers to become a multifaceted and intricate member of the interdisciplinary health care team.

Our Vision

This program emphasizes a proactive approach to efficient and effective clinical management of injuries and medical conditions within a sports medicine and orthopedic clinic environment. We seek to establish a foundation of excellence for certified athletic trainers who seek to be employed within the physician practice setting.

Residency Program Goals

  • Advance the athletic trainer's knowledge within the specialty area of orthopedics
  • Advance the athletic trainer's clinical decision-making skills and practice within orthopedics
  • To participate as part of the intradisciplinary care team, optimizing the quality of care provided to patients
  • Contribute to the athletic training profession through research, teaching, and/or leadership skills

Learning Objectives

  • Provide an advanced plan of study in orthopedics through a detailed and structured curriculum
  • Provide clinical rotations to allow the athletic training resident the opportunity to progress clinical decision-making skills and practice
  • Provide opportunities for athletic training resident to participate in interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Provide opportunities for the athletic training resident to participate in research, teaching, and/or develop leadership skills

Outcome Measures

  • Advance the athletic trainer's depth of knowledge within the specialty area of orthopedics
    • Diagnostic accuracy log
    • Pre- and post-test orthopedic knowledge accumulative scores
    • Residency milestones evaluation
    • Clinical competency evaluations
    • Case study and QOW presentations
  • Advance the athletic trainer's clinical decision-making skills and practice within orthopedics
    • Diagnostic accuracy log
    • Residency milestones evaluations
    • Clinical competency evaluations
    • Clinical patient care evaluations
  • To participate as part of the interdisciplinary care team, optimizing the quality of care provided to patients
    • Residency milestones evaluations
    • Clinical competency evaluations
  • Contribute to athletic training profession through research, teaching, and/or leadership skills
    • Question-of-the-week presentations as assigned by program director
    • Case study presentation assessments
    • Submission for presentations at local, regional, and/or national conferences; and/or manuscript of research project or case study to a professional journal

See the outcomes of our past residents.

Program Curriculum

As part of this comprehensive program, you will work with physicians and patients in the clinic, support athletes at professional and amateur sporting events, and participate in and present at professional conferences. You’ll also receive frequent feedback on your progress.

Learn more about our program curriculum

St. Luke's Athletic Training Residency Policy and Procedures Manual

Retention Policy

Salary

The resident will receive a salary stipend, full benefits, and continuing education budget. Salary is based on years of experience practicing athletic training and determined by St. Luke’s Human Resources department. Minimum pay rate starts at $14.50/hour.

Purpose

To ensure athletic training residents (ATR) have a sufficient understanding in the resident curriculum expectations and time commitment required to successfully complete the St. Luke’s Athletic Training Residency (SLATR) Program. 

Policy

  • ATRs must fully participate in all required didactic and clinical experiences.
    • If an ATR is unable to attend any didactic or clinical experiences due to illness, travel, etc., a written request must be submitted to the Residency Program Director (RPD) and Residency Medical Director (RMD) for approval.
  • ATRs must maintain minimum satisfactory scores on all clinical evaluations pertaining to each rotation within the SLATR.
    • If at any time an ATR is evaluated as “unsatisfactory” within any rotation, the ATR and RPD will meet weekly to determine and implement educational steps and actions required to obtain satisfactory scores. 
  • ATRs must adhere to St. Luke’s Health System mission and ICARE values.
    • ATRs are introduced to St. Luke’s mission and values through new employee orientation and evaluated by the RPD after 90 days of employment. 
  • ATRs must adhere to policy and procedures set forth in St. Luke’s employee handbook. 
    • Employment disciplinary actions are consistent with St. Luke’s HR policies.

How to Apply

Applications accepted between January 1 and March 6, 2020.


To apply, you'll need:

  • NPI number
  • Athletic training licensure (or eligibility) in the State of Idaho
  • BOC certification
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree required
  • 2 years' experience as a certified athletic trainer (preferred)
  • CPR/AED certification (must be completed through the American Heart Association)
  • Cover letter
  • Resume/vita
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • $25 application fee, made out to St. Luke's Sports Medicine - AT Residency, to be included with application materials

Please submit all application materials by March 6, 2020 to:

St. Luke's Orthopedics Sports Medicine
Attn: Forrest Pecha
St. Luke's Plaza–Central Plaza
720 Park Blvd.
Boise, ID 83729

Contact:
Forrest Pecha, MS, LAT, ATC
Manager of Athletic Training Residency
(208) 706-9363
pechaf@slhs.org