ATC Residency

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

The AREF Athletic Training Residency offers a unique opportunity to train side-by-side with Dr. Adam Anz, Medical Director, to become an integral part of his day-to-day operations. The AT resident will receive suturing and sterile training and assist Dr. Anz during his orthopaedic surgeries. The resident will work closely and one-on-one with former resident, and Program Director, Chris Monroe, LAT, ATC, EMT to learn the intricacies of physician extension in the Orthopaedic setting. With minimal rotations, the resident will focus on quarterly goals and learn all aspects needed to be a successful physician extender.

Our Mission

To provide athletic training residents a comprehensive educational program through planned didactics and clinical education, specializing in the orthopaedic setting, using evidence-based approach to enhance the quality of patient care, optimize patient outcomes, and improve patients’ health-related quality of life. We aim to develop competent and adaptable healthcare leaders and providers that can meet the challenges of a modern healthcare delivery system.

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 orthopaedic sports medicine.
  • To allow the opportunity for the athletic trainer to assist in outcomes-based research within an orthopaedic setting.
  • Weekly didactic conferences specializing in both surgical and non-surgical Orthopaedic sports medicine
  • Journal Club
  • Join physician fellows’ research projects
  • High school and Collegiate sidelines coverage with attending physician (physician extender role)
  • Saturday morning injury clinics
  • Andrews Institute annual pre-participation physical (required participation)
  • Physicals for college and high school teams
  • Cadaver lab participation

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, GME Director, 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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