Stanford University is the world's leading research institution and is home to the nation's premiere athletic conference, the Pacific Ten. Stanford's commitment to excellence in both academics and athletics is no more visible than within the Stanford University Sports Medicine program, where the two merge seemlessly. The foundation of the Sports Medicine program is rooted in layers of educational development, with students, academians, and professionals across all disciplines perpetually striving to advance their knowledge base. This could not be more evident than in the two education based internships offered by the program-the Stanford Sports Medicine Internship, and the Stanford Clinical Affiliate Rotation.
The Clinical Affiliate Rotation is intended to provide undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Athletic Training the opportunity to expand their clinical knowledge and application skills within one of the nation's most diverse medical communities. The primary objective of the Clinical Affiliate Rotation is to expose developing Athletic Trainers to unique clinical experiences while exhancing their understanding through a multidisciplinary approach to health care.
Incumbents will be assigned to specific athletic teams, and will have the opporunity to work closely with members of the Stanford Sports Medicine program in the day to day management of athletic injuries, provision of health care, as well as practice and event coverage.
Currently, Stanford Sports Medicine operates as an Approved Clinical Site within the Undergraduate Athletic Training Program at San Jose Sate University as well as providing formal distance learning environments within other CAATE accredited undergraduate Athletic Training Education Programs including Kansas State University, Qunnipiac University, Marquette University, and Northeastern University, as well as developing relationships abroad, most notably with IT Carlow (Ireland), Dublin City University (Ireland), and Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan).
Placement in the Clinical Affiliate Rotation is limited to current students of a CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Education Program. Rotations occur during the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms and must be approved by the Head Athletic Trainer and Associate Athletic Trainer for Undergraduate Education.
For more information regarding the undergraduate Clinical Affiliate Rotation or interested in establishing a clinical relationship, please contact