Athletic Training Residency

** We are no longer accepting applications for 2021. Please check back at a later date**


Sano Orthopedics Athletic Training Residency

Sano Orthopedics accepts 1-2 certified athletic trainers each year into Sano Orthopedics Athletic Training Residency. Our mission with this residency program is to provide the athletic trainer a comprehensive educational program aiming to advance the skills necessary for an athletic trainer to be successful in the orthopedic physician practice setting. We aim to develop versatile and proficient healthcare providers and leaders that can meet the challenges of a modern healthcare delivery system.

Our Vision

Our vision for the Sano Orthopedics Athletic Training Residency is to become a national leader in post-professional residency program delivery in the orthopedic physician practice setting by producing advanced orthopedic practice clinician.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is emphasized in advancing post-professional education, increasing clinical orthopedic knowledge and skills, increasing athletic trainers in orthopedic surgery, promoting inter-professional relationships within healthcare, and developing research to better improve all patient care.

Program Application Requirements

The program’s application and material submissions are open from April 2, 2021 to May 2, 2021. Applications are only accepted via email at atresidency@sanoorthopedics.com. The application must be complete and be received by the program director no later than the May 2nd deadline. We will contact applicants to schedule virtual interviews, in-person interviews, and additional questioning. Application requirements are below. 

The application must include the following materials: 

  • Completed Sano Orthopedics Athletic Training Residency Questionnaire 
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Reference list
  • Proof of graduation from an accredited athletic training program
  • Bachelor’s required; Master’s preferred
  • Three letters of recommendation via email 

Upon acceptance into Sano Orthopedics Athletic Training Residency, the athletic trainer resident must meet the following requirements prior to beginning the program and proof of each: 

  • Athletic Training License in the states of Missouri and Kansas
  • Be in good standing and certified with the Board of Certification (BOC)
  • Valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, and reliable transportation
  • Pre-employment screening and proof of immunizations
  • NPI Number
  • BLS CPR/AED certification from either American Heart Association or American Red Cross

Sano Orthopedics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal treatment of all employees without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability or other basis protected by law. 

Our Staff

Our entire staff is excited about the opportunity to grow the athletic training profession, especially in the orthopedic clinic setting. Our preceptors consist of not only athletic trainers, but physicians and physician assistants. We want to promote inter-professional learning and relationships. 

Requirements for Completion of Residency

Completion of Sano Orthopedics Athletic Training Residency Program is determined by the following guidelines:

  • Completion of all the assigned rotations
  • Satisfactory evaluations scores from preceptors, medical director, and residency program director; showing improvement throughout program tenure
  • Achievement of 80% of the assigned competencies
  • No more than 3 unapproved late arrivals or 3 scheduled absences from scheduled Residency commitments (i.e., academic sessions, journal club, clinic, meetings)
  • Post-examination score of 80% or higher at the year’s conclusion
  • A minimum of one submitted milestone project

Retention Policy

All residents will be expected to adhere and uphold all policies and procedures listed in the Sano Orthopedics Employee Handbook and Athletic Training Residency Handbook provided during orientation. Failure to comply with the company’s Handbook or the Resident Program’s Agreement, including policies and procedures, may results in disciplinary action or termination from the program as deemed appropriate by the Medical Director and Residency Program Director.

Program Benefits
  • Competitive Stipend Offered
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
  • OTC Examination Application Fee Reimbursement if Passed
  • Paid Time Off

Living in the Kansas City Area

Sano Orthopedics has two offices in the Kansas City Area. Our main location is in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and our second location is in Overland Park, Kansas. Both of which are located about 30 minutes from Downtown Kansas City. Kansas City is growing into ‘the heart of the New Midwest’ and has several wonderful places to live and fun things to do. The program does not offer assistance for living arrangements. Many within our practice have lived in the Kansas City Area for several years and can help make suggestions.

Regarding fun things to do in the area, check out the Visit KC website (www.visitkc.com)! Kansas City is obviously known for our bar-b-que, but we also have a rich history of art and music. Check out the 18th and Vine District for jazz, the Crossroads for art, and the River Market for great food or a stroll along the Missouri River. Kansas City is also home to three professional sports teams: the Kansas City Chiefs, Sporting Kansas City, and the Kansas City Royals. It is always a fun time tailgating and cheering on our hometown team!

Additional Links 

The athletic training profession is rapidly growing and developing. To learn more about the athletic training profession, please visit: 

The National Athletic Training Association: www.nata.org 

The Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers: www.bocatc.org 

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(816) 525-2840


Overland Park, KS
12330 Metcalf Ave, Suite 400
Overland Park KS 66213

Lee's Summit, MO
2861 NE Independence Ave., Suite 201
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

Grandview, MO
7201 E. 147th Street Suite 120
Grandview, MO 64030

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