University Of Calgary Postgraduate Medicine

Enhanced Skills - Sport & Exercise Medicine

Program Description

The Department of Family Medicine offers a 12 month Enhanced Skills Residency Program in Sport and Exercise Medicine.  The Program is fully accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.


Program Overview

The one year Program consists of the following rotations: 

Mandatory Rotations

  • Cardiology and Cardiac Rehab - 2 weeks
  • Eating Disorders/ Sleep Medicine/ Weight Management - 2 weeks
  • Orthopedics – Sport Orthopedics - 4 weeks
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - 2 weeks
  • Radiology - 4 weeks
  • Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine - 2 weeks
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine - 24 weeks
  • Rheumatology - 2 weeks

Elective Rotations (Resident selects 4)

  • Emergency Medicine - 2 weeks
  • Orthopedic Surgery – Foot and ankle - 2 weeks
  • Orthopedic Surgery – Shoulder - 2 weeks
  • Orthopedic Surgery – Spine - 2 weeks
  • Orthopedic Surgery – Upper Extremity - 2 weeks
  • Orthopedics - Pediatric Sport Medicine - 2 weeks
  • Other as approved by the ES RPC


Program Details

Sport and Exercise Medicine rotation (24 weeks). 

  • Residents are scheduled to work with all UC SMC SEM physicians during regular clinic hours. 
  • Clinics include usual referral-based practice patients as well as the Acute Sport Concussion, Acute Knee Injury, Knee Osteoarthritis and Shoulder clinics. 
  • Residents are expected to assist the assigned UC SMC SEM team physician to  provide medical coverage for all home games of the UC Dinos men’s football, men’s hockey,  women’s rugby teams and home meets of the Dino’s wrestling team.  Residents will also participate in performing pre-season medical evaluations for these teams. 
  • There may be additional opportunities to participate in performing pre-season medical evaluations for Canadian National teams and be involved in medical coverage for other local sport events (e.g. national and international level long and short track speed skating competitions, Mount Royal University men’s hockey team, etc.). 
  • Residents will be scheduled to observe at the UC SMC Physiotherapy and Nutrition Counseling Clinics and Colman Orthotics.

Off-service rotations:

  • Residents will join off-service rotation preceptors in their clinics, which include the Foothills Medical Centre, Cardiac Wellness Institute (Repsol Centre for Sport and Wellness), Rockyview Hospital, eter Lougheed Hospital and South Health Campus. 

Scholarly Activity

  • Attendance at UC SMC Teaching Rounds is mandatory:  First Wednesday Clinical Rounds, 3rd Wednesday Shoulder Rounds, 4thWednesday Research Rounds.
  • Residents are expected to present one lecture at the UC SMC Clinical Rounds on a SEM topic of their choice.
  • Residents are expected to attend the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine Annual Symposium.
  • Although not mandatory, residents are encouraged to undertake a research project during their Program.


  • Upon successful completion of the Program, the Resident is eligible for a Certificate of Added Competence from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.


Application Process

  • You can find information on our application process here

For inquiries regarding the search and selection process, please contact Enhanced Skills Program Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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Program Coordinator - Luz Bolo - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More Information:

  • Contact the SEM Program Director:  Dr. Trevor Trinh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Attend the DFM ES Information Evening, which is held in the spring each year (in conjunction with the R1/R2 Residency Program Spring Conference).

Program Directors

  • Dr. Trevor Trinh, BSc, MD, CCFP(SEM), CASEM Dip of Sports Medicine
  • Dr. Preston Wiley, MPE, MD, CCFP, FCFP Dip Sport Med