Sports Medicine +Live

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Enjoy all the features of our Sports Medicine course PLUS live Zoom sessions, hosted by Dr. Brian Waterman. These structured events will include:

  • Guest speakers: Subject-matter experts, professors, and doctors
  • Group mentors: Wake Forest students and alumni who know the field
  • Interactive events: Engage with classmates from around the world

You will also have the opportunity to participate in additional live sessions, Deacon Dive-Ins, where you can learn more about Wake Forest.

*Live sessions are subject to change.

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+Live Schedule

Welcome + Getting Your Foot in the Door: The Academic Journey

June cohort: Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

July cohort: Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

What careers are available in sports medicine? How can you successfully balance work and life commitments? We'll start our week by answering some of these questions and setting you up for a strong start on your path to college and beyond.

Guest speaker(s): Dr. LeeAnne Torres, MD

Rehabilitation and the Return to Sport: WFU Pitching Lab

June cohort: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

July cohort: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Go behind the scenes on state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology for the assessment of the elite throwing athlete. Join former professional pitcher and Wake Forest alumnus Garrett Bullock, PhD, and the current pitching lab director, Kristen Nicholson, PhD, as they show you Wake Forest University's pitching lab. Learn about how this lab works with 7 MLB teams, including a formal relationship with Baltimore Orioles.

Guest speaker(s): Evan Wise, Pitching Lab Coordinator and Jeff Strahm, Assistant Athletic Director

Careers in Sports Medicine

June cohort: Friday, June 18, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

July cohort: Friday, July 16, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Wake Forest medical professionals from a variety of specialties will offer insight into their academic and career paths, the training involved, future opportunities and what they wish they knew back when they were exploring a potential career in sports medicine. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A.

Virtual Rounds - Ripped from the Headlines

June cohort: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

July cohort: Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Come round with Dr. Waterman on common injuries, treatments, rehabilitation, and return to sporting activity. We'll explore injuries ranging from ACL injuries, shoulder dislocation, concussion, Achilles rupture, and Alex Smith-tibial fracture.

Surgery Walkthrough

June cohort: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

July cohort: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Join Dr. Waterman as he guides you through laparoscopic surgery. Learn about the process from a surgeon's perspective while viewing an actual surgery. You'll also get the opportunity to hear from the patient and understand their experience.

The Future of Sports Medicine

June cohort: Friday, June 25, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

July cohort: Friday, July 23, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

What does the future of sports medicine look like? Take a look at the great innovations and cutting-edge projects on the horizon and where the field of sports medicine is headed. From biologics like PRP and stem cell to tissue regeneration and muscle regrowth, hear about the research that's changing sports medicine.

Guest speaker(s): Heath Thornton, MD

Deacon Dive-In Sessions

Learn even more about Wake Forest through these additional live online sessions. Dates and times for the Deacon Dive-Ins will be available once +Live programming begins.

You can expect to cover:

  • The Wake Forest admissions process: Hear from a Wake Forest University Dean of Admissions and participate in an official admissions session.
  • Q&As with leaders at Wake Forest University: Have a candid conversation with a Wake Forest leader. Ask questions about the university, learn about special initiatives and cutting-edge research, and hear more about the “heart and soul” of Wake Forest.
  • The Wake Forest motto of Pro Humanitate: No matter what field of study or career pathway you pursue, you will understand how Pro Humanitate can be lived and embodied in your life.

*Live sessions are subject to change.

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