Sports Medicine and Intramural Sports Interest Group
This is a group dedicated to helping students expand their knowledge of one of the more common ailments in medicine: Sports injuries. The group sponsors at least two annual events focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of common sports injuries such as concussions, knee injuries, and shoulder dislocations. Additionally, the group will aim to increase student fitness and promote inter-class camaraderie by organizing medical school entries in the various Case Western IM sports leagues.
The Mission of this group is twofold: The first is to increase student comfort with diagnosis and initial management of sports injuries. The second is to promote school spirit and class bonding by helping to organize student intramural sports teams.
This group’s first purpose is training medical students on the evaluation and initial treatment of most acute sports injuries. When we are outside of the hospital this is one of the most likely situations in which we will be asked to use our medical training. The group will organize and sponsor events in which experienced physicians will teach medical students how to evaluate and treat injuries on the court, and decide if the patient needs further professional treatment.
The second objective of the group is to assist medical student coordination of intramural sports teams. Many students are interested in playing, but either unaware of the opportunity or unwilling to take on the task of coordinating a team of busy graduate students. This group will help interested captains by providing a central organization system and by providing a ready-made player base. Ideally, this increased coordination will help promote medical student fitness, help with stress relief, and promote bonding between members of different classes, allowing for impromptu mentorship opportunities