The MSK Essentials: Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Certificate Program

September 9, 2024 to May 26, 2025

The MSK Essentials: Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Certificate Program

Unlock Your Potential with the Musculoskeletal Essentials Mastery Certification

September 9, 2024 - May 26, 2025

Program Overview:

Dive into a transformative journey that equips clinicians with specialized knowledge and skills to prevent, evaluate and manage musculoskeletal conditions across the lifespan.

Musculoskeletal issues are prevalent, with 15-30% of primary care visits and 20% of emergency room visits in the USA attributed to these conditions. They are also a leading cause of long-term disability, highlighting the critical need for effective management and treatment.

Our comprehensive program offers a holistic approach to musculoskeletal health and orthopedic to bridge the gap in medical training and address unmet educational needs.

Onsite Workshop:

Students will come together in Boston for an enriching onsite workshop, where students will immerse themselves in a dynamic event featuring renowned clinicians in orthopedics and sports medicine. This hands-on experience offers attendees the chance to refine their expertise in physical examination techniques, advanced diagnostics, casting, splinting, and the administration of joint and bursal injections and aspirations.

Discussion Board:

Purpose: To assist students in mastering orthopedic and sports medicine concepts, and to provide feedback on performance in mastery.

Assignment Guidelines: Discussion prompts will be posed each week that there is no exam. You should enter the discussion a minimum of 2 days each week. Post one initial and individual response to the discussion per module. Try to respond to different individuals during the course. You must comment about what you found surprising, new, provocative, confusing, etc. It is not sufficient to say “good job”, or “interesting” without further explanation.” The initial post is due Wednesday and the response is due by Friday.

Illustrate your point with examples and relate personal experiences. Link to articles and your resources that support the information you put forth. Be concise and develop your idea in 200 words or less.

Weekly Case Study Calls:

Case studies will be posted each week that there is no exam. Provide your response to the prompts in the case study and support your work with citations. References should be in APA format and robust. Provide links to articles and resources that support your work. Case study responses should be between 200 and 800 words.

Course Pathway:

Delineated Musculoskeletal Essentials I, II, III 

Online Format

Faculty: Karen M. Myrick, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ONP-C, FAAN

  • Musculoskeletal Essentials I: Lay the foundation with this introductory course, designed to prepare clinicians to evaluate and manage acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Gain expertise in outpatient, inpatient, and operative care to enhance patient outcomes.
    • Faculty: Karen M. Myrick, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ONP-C, FAAN
       
  • Musculoskeletal Essentials II: Build on Essentials I and elevate your skills with specialized knowledge to prevent, evaluate, and manage musculoskeletal conditions. Master advanced assessment techniques and health maintenance strategies.
    • Pre-requisites: Musculoskeletal Essentials I
       
  • Musculoskeletal Essentials III: Take your expertise to the next level in this culminating course, focusing on advanced skills such as casting, splinting, suturing, and joint injections. Refine your practice models and collaborative approaches for improved patient outcomes.
    • Pre-requisites: Musculoskeletal Essentials II

Why Choose Us:

  • Learn from experienced faculty members renowned in the field of musculoskeletal health and orthopedics.
  • Rigorous curriculum designed to meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals.
  • Flexible online format allows you to balance your education with your professional commitments.
  • Engage in hands-on workshops and interactive discussions for practical, real-world insights.
  • Join a supportive community of clinicians dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal care.

Criteria & Pre-Requisites:

Graduate of an accredited APRN or PA program.

Alternatively: While still enrolled in an NP or PA program: Advanced Health Assessment completed.

Tuition:

Tuition Cost: $17,500

Option 1:

Pay in Full $17,500 – 10% Discount (Discount code will be provided).

Option 2:

1st Payment $8,750 Due By – September 2, 2024

2nd Payment $8,750 Due By – December 9, 2025 

Please contact InstituteForOrthoEducation@mgh.harvard.edu if you have questions regarding tuition.

Cancellation Policy (prior to course start date):

A refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee will be issued for refund requests received by August 26, 2024.

Below is the refund schedule for FULL TERMS once the program begins:

  • Week one of a semester - 100% (9/9-9/15) minus a $100.00 administrative fee
  • Week two of a semester - 80% (9/16 – 9/22)
  • Week three of a semester - 60% (9/23-9/29)
  • Week four of a semester - 40% (9/30-10/6)
  • Week five of a semester - 20% (10/7-10/13)
  • After week five - NO REFUNDS (10/14-10/20)

There are no exceptions to these policies.

All requests must be made in writing prior to the end of the week of cancellation. Please contact institutefororthoeducation@mgb.org  for any questions.

Target Audience:

The target audience for a specialty certificate in orthopedics and sports medicine for advanced practice providers (NPs and PAs) includes individuals who possess a strong interest and commitment to advancing their skills and knowledge in the specialized areas of orthopedics and sports medicine.

  • Advanced Practice Providers (NPs and PAs): The primary audience consists of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) who have already completed their basic training or are in an NP or PA program and are actively practicing in the field of healthcare. They are looking to further specialize in orthopedics and sports medicine to enhance their clinical expertise and provide more comprehensive care to their patients.
  • Healthcare Professionals Seeking Specialization: This certificate program would attract NPs and PAs who are passionate about orthopedic and sports medicine and are seeking opportunities to specialize in these areas. They may already be working in orthopedic clinics, sports medicine practices, primary care settings, or other relevant healthcare environments.
  • Career Advancers: Individuals who aim to advance their careers in orthopedics and sports medicine would be drawn to this certificate program. They may see it as a pathway to career advancement, increased job opportunities, higher earning potential, and greater professional recognition within the healthcare industry.
  • Continuing Education Participants: Healthcare professionals committed to lifelong learning and staying current with the latest advancements in their field would find value in this certificate program. They seek opportunities to expand their knowledge base, learn new techniques, and integrate evidence-based practices into their clinical work.
  • Passionate about Orthopedics and Sports Medicine: The target audience includes individuals who have a genuine passion for orthopedic conditions, musculoskeletal health, and sports-related injuries. They are motivated to deepen their understanding of these specialized areas and develop the skills necessary to provide effective, patient-centered care.
  • Diverse Backgrounds and Experience Levels: The audience may include NPs and PAs with varying levels of experience in orthopedics and sports medicine, ranging from those who are relatively new to the field to seasoned practitioners looking to refine their expertise.
  • Commitment to Patient Care Excellence: Above all, the target audience is characterized by its dedication to delivering high-quality care to patients with orthopedic injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, and sports-related ailments. They prioritize patient outcomes, safety, and satisfaction in their professional practice.

Overall, the target audience for a specialty certificate in orthopedics and sports medicine for NPs and PAs encompasses individuals who are driven, passionate, and committed to advancing their careers and delivering exceptional care in these specialized areas of healthcare.

Program Outcomes & Learning Objectives:

  • Prepare the graduate to work in a wide variety of settings, from primary care, to orthopedic and sports medicine in and outpatient settings.
  • Learn advanced assessment of the musculoskeletal system, including special tests.
  • Prepare clinicians to diagnose a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries across the life span.
  • Prepare clinicians to manage a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries across the life span.
  • Prepare clinicians to provide health maintenance and prevention of injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Educate the clinician to perform skills necessary for clinical practice in orthopedics and sports medicine, such as splinting and casting, joint and bursal injections and aspirations, suturing and reduction of dislocations and fractures.
  • Identify practice models for advanced practice clinicians within orthopedics and sports medicine.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

AAOS Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care: Enhanced 5th Edition (Textbook)

AAOS, April Armstrong, Mark C. Hubbard ISBN 10: 1284166856 / ISBN 13: 9781284166859

Cost $183.95

Textbook Purchase Here

Application Process:

This is a 38-week specialty certificate program.

Requirements for admission include graduation from, or current enrollment in an NP or PA program.

If currently enrolled in an AGNP, FNP or PA program, you must have completed Advanced Physical Assessment, Advanced Pharmacology and Advanced Pathophysiology prior to the fall start date. Transcripts need to be uploaded for review.

There are no clinical hours included with this certificate.

Two letters of recommendation and a personal statement that describes your motivation to complete the program and your professional aspirations with the specialty certificate are required.


Ready to Advance Your Career?

Enroll today and embark on your journey to becoming a certified expert in musculoskeletal health and orthopedics!

Elevate your expertise in musculoskeletal health – apply now!

Course summary
Registration opens: 
05/01/2024
Course closes: 
06/25/2025
Event starts: 
09/09/2024 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
05/26/2025 - 11:59pm EDT
Cost:
$17,500.00
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COHORT 1 

The MSK Essentials: Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Certificate Program  

September 2024 – May 2025 

Musculoskeletal Essentials I (WEEKS 1 – 14)  

Musculoskeletal Essentials II (WEEKS 15 – 30) 

Musculoskeletal Essentials III (WEEKS 31 – 37) 

 

Date  

Topics 

Outcomes 

Topics  

Assignments/Readings  

WEEK 1 

9/9/2024 

General Orthopedics 

Understand the components of the MSK Specialty Certificate Program. 

 

 

Discuss the elements of a comprehensive orthopedic examination. 

 

Welcome! 

Principles of Musculoskeletal Evaluation 

Overview Anatomy Pain Diagram   

Physical Exam 

 

Section 1 Pages:  4-14 

Case Study Assignment 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 2  

9/16/2024  

General Orthopedics 

Describe the assessment, management and treatment of patients with amputations 

 

Discuss chronic inflammatory conditions  

 

Identify complementary and alternative options for the treatment of osteoarthritis. 

Amputations 

 

Chronic Inflammatory Conditions 

 

Complementary and Alternative Treatment of Osteoarthritis 

 

Section 1 Pages:  15-58 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 3 

9/23/2024 

General Orthopedics 

Identify drugs used in orthopedics. 

 

Describe the treatment for the older population of orthopedic patients 

Other Conditions 

 

Medications 

Section 1 Pages:  80-108 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 4 

9/30/2024 

General Orthopedics 

Discuss the principles of evaluation of orthopedic injures and conditions with imaging 

 

Describe the principles of MSK infection diagnosis and treatment 

Imaging Principles and Techniques 

 

 

 

Infection 

Section 1 Pages:  109-125 

Case Study Assignment 

Discussion Board Participation 

 

WEEK 5  

10/7/2024 

General Orthopedics 

Describe principles of MSK conditioning and rehabilitation. 

 

Identify tumors in the MSK system. 

Musculoskeletal Conditioning and Rehabilitation 

 

Tumors 

 

Pain Issues  

 

Preoperative Evaluation 

 

Regenerative Medicine 

Section 1 Pages:  127-199;  214-263 (skim) 

 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 6  

10/14/2024 

General Orthopedics 

Identify treatment techniques and options for concussion 

 

Describe identification and treatment of overuse injuries  

Sports Medicine Concussion 

Overuse injuries. 

Traumatic Orthopedic Injuries 

Fracture Evaluation and Management 

Section 1 Pages:  69-79 

200-213, 279-317 

Case Study Assignment 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 7  

10/21/2024 

Midterm Exam 

 

 

 

WEEK 8  

10/28/2024 

Shoulder 

Explain the relationship between MSK anatomy of the shoulder and common conditions 

 

Describe the physical examination maneuvers of the shoulder necessary to diagnose specific pathology 

 

Formulate differential diagnoses based on clinical history, specific physical examination findings and diagnostic test results. 

 

Discuss common treatment strategies for common shoulder conditions 

 

Identify red flags in the case of pathologies 

Overview of the Shoulder 

 

Anatomy Pain Diagram   

 

Physical Examination of the Shoulder 

 

Section 2 Pages:  324-346 

Case Study Assignment 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 9 

11/4/2024  

Shoulder 

Explain the relationship between MSK anatomy of the shoulder and common conditions 

 

Describe the physical examination maneuvers of the shoulder necessary to diagnose specific pathology 

 

Formulate differential diagnoses based on clinical history, specific physical examination findings and diagnostic test results. 

Discuss common treatment strategies for common shoulder conditions 

 

Identify red flags in the case of pathologies 

Conditions of the Shoulder I 

 

 

 

Injections, Aspirations and Procedures of the Shoulder I 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2 Pages:  347-382 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 10  

11/11/2024 

Shoulder 

Explain the relationship between MSK anatomy of the shoulder and common conditions 

Describe the physical examination maneuvers of the shoulder necessary to diagnose specific pathology 

 

Formulate differential diagnoses based on clinical history, specific physical examination findings and diagnostic test results. 

 

Discuss common treatment strategies for common shoulder conditions 

 

Identify red flags in the case of pathologies 

Conditions of the Shoulder II 

Injections, Aspirations and Procedures of the Shoulder II 

 

 

 

Section 2 Pages: 383-427 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 11 

11/18/2024 

Elbow and Forearm 

Explain the relationship between MSK anatomy of the elbow and forearm and common conditions 

 

Describe the physical examination maneuvers of the elbow and forearm necessary to diagnose specific pathology 

 

Overview of the Elbow and Forearm 

Anatomy Pain diagram 

 

Physical Examination of the Elbow and Forearm 

 

Section 3 Pages:  434-445 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 12  

11/25/22024 

Elbow and Forearm 

Formulate differential diagnoses based on clinical history, specific physical examination findings and diagnostic test results. 

 

Discuss common treatment strategies for common elbow and forearm conditions 

 

Identify red flags in the case of pathologies 

Conditions of the Elbow and Forearm I 

 

Injections, Aspirations and Procedures of the Elbow and Forearm I 

 

Section 3 Pages:  446-463 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 13  

12/2/2024 

Elbow and Forearm 

 

Formulate differential diagnoses based on clinical history, specific physical examination findings and diagnostic test results. 

 

Discuss common treatment strategies for common elbow and forearm conditions 

 

Identify red flags in the case of pathologies 

Conditions of the Elbow and Forearm II 

 

Injections, Aspirations and Procedures of the Elbow and Forearm II 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3 Pages: 463-490 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 14 

12/9/2024 

Final Exam 

 

 

 

WEEK 15  

12/16/2024 

Wrist and Hand 

 

 

Explain the relationship between MSK anatomy of the wrist and hand and common conditions 

 

Describe the physical examination maneuvers of the wrist and hand necessary to diagnose specific pathology 

 

of the Wrist and Hand 

 

Anatomy Pain diagram 

 

Physical Examination Wrist and Hand 

Section 4 Pages:  498-516 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

HOLIDAY BREAK 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 16  

1/6/2025 

Wrist and Hand 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formulate differential diagnoses based on clinical history, specific physical examination findings and diagnostic test results. 

 

Discuss common treatment strategies for common wirst and elbow conditions 

 

Identify red flags in the case of pathologies 

Conditions of the Wrist and Hand I 

 

Injections, Aspirations and Procedures I 

 

Section 4 Pages:  517-570 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 17  

1/13/2025  

Wrist and Hand 

 

 

 

Formulate differential diagnoses based on clinical history, specific physical examination findings and diagnostic test results. 

 

Discuss common treatment strategies for common wirst and elbow conditions 

 

Identify red flags in the case of pathologies 

Conditions of the Wrist and Hand II 

 

Injections, Aspirations and Procedures of the Wrist and Hand II 

 

Section 4 Pages:  571-624 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 18 

1/20/2025 

Hip and Thigh 

 

 

 

Explain the relationship between MSK anatomy of the hip and thigh and common conditions 

 

Describe the physical examination maneuvers of the hip and thigh necessary to diagnose specific pathology 

 

Overview of the Hip and Thigh 

 

 

 

Physical Examination of the Hip and Thigh 

 

Anatomy Pain diagram 

 

Injections, Aspirations and Procedures of the Hip and Thigh 

 

Section 5 Pages:  630-650 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 19  

1/27/2025 

Hip and Thigh 

 

 

 

Formulate differential diagnoses based on clinical history, specific physical examination findings and diagnostic test results. 

 

Discuss common treatment strategies for common hip and thigh  conditions 

Identify red flags in the case of pathologies 

Conditions of the Hip and Thigh 

 

Section 5 Pages: 651-716 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 20  

2/3/2025  

Midterm Exam 

 

 

 

WEEK 21 

2/10/2025 

Knee and Lower Leg 

Explain the relationship between MSK anatomy of the knee and lower leg and common conditions 

 

Describe the physical examination maneuvers of the knee and lower leg necessary to diagnose specific pathology 

 

Overview of the Knee and Lower Leg 

 

Anatomy Pain diagram 

 

Physical Exam of the Knee and Lower Leg 

Section 6 Pages:  722-748 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

 

WEEK 22 

2/17/2025 

Knee and Lower Leg 

Formulate differential diagnoses based on clinical history, specific physical examination findings and diagnostic test results. 

 

Discuss common treatment strategies for common knee and lower leg conditions 

 

Identify red flags in the case of pathologies 

Conditions I of the Knee and Lower Leg 

 

 

Injections, Aspirations and Procedures I of the Knee and Lower Leg 

 

 

Section 6 Pages:  748-798 

 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

WEEK 23 

2/24/2025 

Knee and Lower Leg 

 

Formulate differential diagnoses based on clinical history, specific physical examination findings and diagnostic test results. 

 

Discuss common treatment strategies for common knee and lower leg conditions 

 

Identify red flags in the case of pathologies 

Conditions II of the Knee and Lower Leg 

 

 

Injections, Aspirations and Procedures II of the Knee and Lower Leg 

 

 

Section 6 Pages:  799-851 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

 

WEEK 24 

3/3/2025 

Foot and Ankle 

 

Explain the relationship between MSK anatomy of the foot and ankle and common conditions 

 

Describe the physical examination maneuvers of the foot and ankle necessary to diagnose specific pathology 

 

Overview of the Foot and Ankle 

 

Anatomy Pain diagram 

 

Physical Examination of the Foot and Ankle 

 

Section 7 Pages:  860-887 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

 

WEEK 25  

3/10/2025 

Foot and Ankle 

 

Formulate differential diagnoses based on clinical history, specific physical examination findings and diagnostic test results. 

 

Discuss common treatment strategies for foot and ankle condition 

Identify red flags in the case of pathologies 

Conditions I of the Foot and Ankle 

 

 

Injections, Aspirations and Procedures I of the Foot and Ankle 

 

 

 

Section 7 Pages:  892-952 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

 

WEEK 26  

3/17/2025  

Foot and Ankle 

 

Formulate differential diagnoses based on clinical history, specific physical examination findings and diagnostic test results. 

 

Discuss common treatment strategies for foot and ankle condition 

Identify red flags in the case of pathologies 

Conditions II of the Foot and Ankle 

 

 

Injections, Aspirations and Procedures II of the Foot and Ankle 

 

 

Section 7 Pages:  953-1014 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

 

WEEK 27  

3/21/2025 

On-Campus Workshop Day 

 

 

 

WEEK 28  

3/24/2025  

Spine 

Explain the relationship between MSK anatomy of the spine and common conditions 

 

Describe the physical examination maneuvers of the spine necessary to diagnose specific pathology 

 

Overview of the Spine 

 

Anatomy Pain diagram 

 

Physical Exam of the Spine 

 

 

 

Section 8 Pages:  1020-1054 

 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

 

 

WEEK 29  

3/31/2025  

Spine 

Formulate differential diagnoses based on clinical history, specific physical examination findings and diagnostic test results. 

 

Discuss common treatment strategies for spine condition 

 

Identify red flags in the case of pathologies 

Conditions of the Spine 

 

 

Injections of the Spine 

 

Section 8 Pages:  1055-1111 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

 

WEEK 30  

4/7/2025 

Final Exam 

 

 

 

WEEK 31  

4/14/2025  

Pediatric 

 

List the differences in the care of adult and pediatric orthopedic patients.    

 

Identify common physical examination techniques for pediatric orthopedic patients. 

 

Overview 

 

 

 

 

Physical Examination 

 

 

 

Section 9 Pages:1120-1133 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

 

 

WEEK 32 

4/21/2025  

Pediatric 

 

Differentiate common congenital and acquired orthopedic injuries and conditions. 

 

Acquire foundational knowledge and skills in pediatric orthopedics, enabling the effective assessment, diagnosis, and management of musculoskeletal conditions in children, with an emphasis on promoting optimal growth and development. 

Pediatric Conditions I 

Section 9 Pages:  1134-1167 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

 

 

 

WEEK 33  

4/28/2025  

Pediatric 

Differentiate common congenital and acquired orthopedic injuries and conditions 

 

Develop a comprehensive understanding of pediatric orthopedics, focusing on the unique aspects of musculoskeletal health in children, and the ability to implement appropriate interventions for common orthopedic conditions. 

 

Pediatric Conditions II 

Section 9 Pages: 1172-1200 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

 

 

WEEK 34 

5/5/2025  

Pediatric 

Recognize most common fractures in the pediatric population and describe the diagnosis and management of each.  

 

 

 

 

Pediatric Conditions III 

Section 9 Pages: 

1201-1223 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

 

 

WEEK 35 

5/12/2025  

Pediatric 

Gain essential knowledge and competencies in pediatric orthopedics to effectively evaluate, diagnose, and treat musculoskeletal issues in children, ensuring their healthy development and function. 

 

 Recognize the components of the preparticipation physical examination in sports. 

Pediatric Conditions IV 

Section 9 Pages: 1224-1274 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

 

WEEK 36 

5/19/2025  

Pediatric 

Differentiate common congenital and acquired orthopedic injuries and conditions 

 

Pediatric Conditions V 

Section 9 Pages:  1275-1322 

 

 

 

Case Study Assignment 

 

Discussion Board Participation 

 

WEEK 37 

5/26/2025  

Final Exam 

Take 3 times, the highest of the 3 scores will be recorded. 

 

 

 

 

Note: Continuous Improvement: 

The contents of this syllabus may be added to, deleted from, or altered if the faculty believes it is necessary to achieve the course objectives. New material appropriate to contemporary practice may be added by the instructor during the course.

Karen M. Myrick, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ONP-C, FAAN

Karen M. Myrick, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ONP-C, FAANP, FAAN, is a distinguished Professor of Nursing and Clinical Professor of Medicine, renowned for her unparalleled expertise in orthopedics and sports medicine. Serving as the track coordinator for a Post-Master's Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Certificate program for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, Dr. Myrick shapes the future of healthcare professionals with her extensive knowledge and experience.

In addition to her academic roles, Dr. Myrick maintains an active clinical practice as a nurse practitioner in an orthopedic urgent care setting, where she provides exceptional care to patients with various musculoskeletal injuries, including hip conditions.

With a profound commitment to advancing healthcare through research, Dr. Myrick's focus on athletes and sports medicine has garnered multiple grants, enabling her to pioneer innovative approaches in clinical health assessment. Notably, she has authored and edited several authoritative textbooks, solidifying her status as a thought leader in the field. Dr. Myrick's groundbreaking work includes the development, testing, and publication of a novel physical examination technique for diagnosing hip labral tears, revolutionizing diagnostic practices in orthopedic care.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Karen is a dedicated triathlete, martial artist, and runner, embodying the synergy between her personal interests and professional expertise. Her passion for an active lifestyle underscores her deep understanding of the biomechanics and rehabilitation of hip injuries, enriching her contributions to both research and clinical practice.

Accreditation Information has been submitted and is under review. Please check back soon.

Available Credit

  • X AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • McLean Hospital designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • X Nursing Contact Hours
    • Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
    • This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 6.50 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
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    • This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
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Price

Cost:
$17,500.00
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Course Begins September 9, 2024 and ends May 26, 2025.

Option 1:

Pay in Full $17,500 – 10% Discount (Discount code will be provided).

Option 2:

1st Payment $8,750 Due By – September 2, 2024

2nd Payment $8,750 Due By – December 9, 2025 

Please contact InstituteForOrthoEducation@mgh.harvard.edu if you have questions regarding tuition.