The Steadman Athletic Training Residency accepts 7 certified athletic trainers each year into the program. The programs' core objective is to educate athletic trainers in orthopaedic evaluation and diagnostic knowledge and skills with specialized training in the orthopaedic clincial setting. 

The program's curriculum emphasizes the following areas:

  • Advanced Post Professional Education
  • Clinical Orthopaedic Knowledge and Skills
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Outreach and Event Coverage

The athletic training residents rotate in 8-10 weeks blocks in different orthopaedic specialties with each one of our physicians. Each rotation has differing responsibilities and learning competencies that ensure the athletic trainer will gain experience and be educated on every aspect of a busy orthopaedic practice. Outreach and surgery is built into each rotation.

Click on each physician for more details on orthopaedic specialties that are included in the rotations year program.

Program Requirements
  • Certified Athletic Trainer with Current BOC Certification in good standing
  • Master's degree with 1-2+ years of certified experience
  • Eligible for Athletic Training Licensure in the state of Colorado- Department of Regulatory Agencies
  • Eligible to sit for the Orthopaedic Technologist (OTC) Exam in November or current OTC certification through the NBCOT
  • Pass background checks for working with a variety of organizations (ie. Vail Valley Medical Center, US Ski Team, United States Olympic Committee)
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation with proof of insurance
  • $35,000 stipend
  • Medical benefits including dental and vision
  • $1,000 CEU fund
  • Free CEU opportunities
  • Season Ski Pass
  • Season Golf Passes
  • Travel Reimbursement for outreach
  • NATA/BOC annual fees
  • Licensing fees
  • OTC examination application fee
  • Outreach apparel
Living in the Vail Valley

The Steadman Clinic is located in the heart of Vail in the Vail Valley Medical Center. Vail is approximately 1.5 hours outside of Denver, CO. Life in the Vail valley is full of outdoor activities in both the summer and the winter months. The clinic does not offer assistance for living arrangements; however the program director is a great source of information for potential living situations during the fellowship year. Commonly the class of athletic trainers coordinates living with each other. Weather can be a challenge in the mountains, it is encouraged that reliable transportation for winter driving conditions be available. Many of the past fellows have not had experience with winter sports and have come to love all the activities that are possible in the mountains. We work hard and play hard during the fellowship year!

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