ATC Residency

Program Director: Chris Monroe, MS, LAT, ATC, EMT
Medical Director: Dr. Adam Anz, MD

What is an ATC Resident?

In the day to day operations of the Andrews Institute, the ATC is a critical part of everything we do. Dr. Andrews has been a leader in developing the ATC to become involved in all parts of our clinical, research, and overall efforts. This program allows this legacy to continue while providing the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary experience possible for our residents.

Duration: 12 months

Positions: 1

  • To explicitly train the experienced athletic trainer to work within any orthopaedic clinic environment through their experience gained at one of the top comprehensive academic orthopaedic programs in the country.
  • To provide educational opportunities regarding leading orthopaedic surgical and rehabilitation techniques within general orthopaedics and sports medicine.
  • To educate the athletic trainer regarding the general medical implications that affect orthopaedic care.
  • Become orthopaedic tech certified (OTC) and be able to apply and remove orthopaedic and casting materials as well as fit/modify appropriate durable medical equipment.
  • To expose the athletic trainer to the operating room environment and function in the role of a surgical first assist.
  • To educate the athletic trainer across the spectrum of musculoskeletal radiology and other diagnostic tests associated with the field of orthopaedics.
  • To expose and allow the athletic trainer to assist in outcomes based research within an orthopaedic setting.

  • Rotate with our Sports specialists in the treatment of injuries of the upper and lower extremities
  • Rotate with our Foot & Ankle specialist in the treatment of foot and ankle modalities
  • Rotate with our Hand & Wrist specialist in the treatment of hand and wrist modalities
  • Research, Support, and Interest-based shadowing
  • Administration

  • Radiology training
  • Daily contact with the physicians while assisting with patient care as a physician extender
  • Assist in surgical cases between each of the orthopaedic surgeons
  • Present 3 case studies throughout the year
  • Exposure to rehabilitation concepts at every step of the treatment process
  • Attend weekly lectures with Andrews Institute Sports Medicine physician Fellows and attending physicians throughout the academic year
  • Participation in journal club meetings with attending physicians, residents, medical students, physical therapists, and certified athletic trainers throughout the academic year
  • Participation and/or attendance at conferences sponsored by Andrews Research & Education Foundation
  • Representation of Andrews Institute at designated athletic venues by providing medical coverage

Applications and documents are emailed directly to the Fellowship Manager. The list of qualifications and admission documents are listed below:


Qualifications and Admission Materials
  • Athletic Training Licensure in the State of Florida
  • NATABOC Certification
  • 2 Years’ Experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer is Preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Master’s Degree Required
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/VITA/Reference List
  • Three Letters of Recommendation


Please direct inquiries to: Ashley Mixson, Fellowship Manager at

“The ATC Fellowship here at the Andrews Institute has allowed me countless opportunities to grow as an athletic trainer. The Andrews Institute has been a leader in nurturing the versatility of ATCs and it has been an honor to be a part of it. I have been able to take my skills and expand upon on them in the clinic and operating room. I will be forever grateful for my time here and the doors it has opened for my career!”

Emily Maggi, MS, ATC
2019-2020 Athletic Training Resident


Chris Monroe

Chris Monroe completed his Masters of Science in Kinesiology at Auburn University in August 2020. He continued his training within the AREF Athletic Training Residency. During residency, Chris voiced his passion for the program and has been instrumental in its success and growth. Chris not only currently serves as the Program Director, he also works for Andrews Institute in Dr. Adam Anz’s clinic. As a physician extender, Chris understands just how vital a well-trained Athletic Trainer is in the orthopaedic setting. Chris works closely with the Medical Director and ensures the program continues to work towards CAATE accreditation.

Dr. Adam Anz

Dr. Adam Anz, MD is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgery Specialist in Gulf Breeze, FL. Since his graduation from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 2006, Dr. Anz has accumulated over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Anz has found his niche in surgeries specializing in knees, lower limbs, shoulders, and upper arms. Dr. Anz also serves as the Medical Director for the Regenerative Medicine Center (RMC). At the RMC, Dr. Anz oversees clinical research involving orthobiologics. Dr. Anz is passionate about his work and has produced many publications and presented at local, regional, and national conferences.

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