Athletic trainers that work in an orthopaedic clinical setting with a physician are commonly referred to as athletic trainers in the physician practice setting. Athletic trainers in the physician practice setting are trained healthcare professionals who provide semi-autonomous health care under a licensed physician. The National Athletic Trainers' Association has resources for athletic trainers interested in learning more about AT's in the physician extender role.
The Steadman Clinic's AT residency program provides athletic trainers working experience and training in the physician practice setting. The majority of the residency is completed in the physician's office learning and performing the daily tasks and responsibilities of a physician extender.