Description: People with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate in Special Olympics first need to receive a participation physical exam and clearance from their primary care physician. It is only after the athlete successfully completes the physical examination can they officially enter into Special Olympics sports programming, helping to assure the safe participation of every athlete. The program has since become one of the most effective tools for global growth for Special Olympics. A MedFest exam consists of vitals (blood pressure, height and weight), cardiology, abdominal, and musculoskeletal checks.
Criteria for Clinical Director:
- Be a licensed physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner
- A minimum three-year commitment to serving as a Clinical Director to ensure quality and continuity of services
- Completion of the Online Train-the-Trainer Module, where information and training about Special Olympics, Healthy Athletes, and MedFest specific management and clinical requirements are provided.
Note: Interested healthcare professionals must submit their resume/cv for consideration and approval prior to taking the online training module. The online training is accredited through American Academy of Family Practitioners for 2.5 hours of prescribed credit.
If you are interested in serving as a Clinical Director, please contact Jennifer Miller.