May 23, 2014 – Indianapolis – John R. McCarroll, M.D., Methodist Sports Medicine founding partner and orthopedic surgeon has been nominated for “Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award” by the IU Health Methodist Hospital – Transitional Year Residency program. Nominations come from the residents themselves and are intended to recognize exceptional individuals who have major contributions to their learning over the year. The program is for medical doctors who are residents at the downtown Indianapolis hospital, preparing to begin their respective practices in their chosen specialty area. The program allows the physicians to visit Methodist Sports Medicine and observe orthopedic specialists in clinical and surgical settings. “I think all physicians should teach and help other doctors learn more about the specialty they choose,” Dr. McCarroll said. “This is also helpful for those who elect to not specialize in orthopedics so those individuals can spend time in this environment and get an understanding of an increasingly growing population in need of orthopedic and musculoskeletal care.”
Dr. McCarroll has been practicing orthopedic sports medicine for over 35 years and for most of those years served as a team physician for Ben Davis High School and Indiana University athletics. Retired from surgical practice, Dr. McCarroll currently sees walk-in patients at the North location of Methodist Sports Medicine. “It is an honor to have been nominated by the residents for this award,” Dr. McCarroll said.