The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler :: Sports Medicine Fellowship

Sports Medicine Fellowship

The UT Health Northeast Family Medicine partners with Trinity Mother Francis Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department to offer one fellowship opportunity each year. This one-year post-graduate fellowship program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM).

Fellows develop an expertise in the areas of musculoskeletal and sports medicine. Hands-on learning opportunities include:
  • Working with primary care physicians in a sports medicine clinic
  • Training in various specialties with orthopedic surgeons
  • Treating students in high school sports and collegiate athletic programs
  • Pre-participation screenings and exams

Fellows gain experience with treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, sideline coverage, mass participation coverage, injury prevention, and management of chronic disease in athletes. Upon completion of this program, fellows can obtain the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.

Goals for Fellowship
  • Broaden knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Refine clinical skills
  • Obtain a broad knowledge base of medical issues related to exercise in athletes
  • Develop skills in evaluating and treating common orthopedic injuries as well as primary care sports medicine issues
  • Become proficient in common orthopedic office procedures
  • Appropriately apply skills in several environments, including in the office setting, the athletic training room, and in event coverage
  • Exposure to the multidisciplinary approach of caring for patients through interaction with athletic trainers, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, and other specialists
  • Friday Mornings Sports Medicine Conferences – two hours each week with lectures given by the fellow and faculty throughout the year for didactics covering a wide range of topics. Sessions also include radiology conferences, journal clubs, and evidence- based medicine sessions
  • Mentorship – there are various residents and occasionally medical students who rotate through the Sports Medicine Clinic. The fellow will play an important role in their education and training
  • Resident Lectures – quarterly sports medicine lectures are given to the family medicine residents
  • Monthly rotations throughout the year with various specialists, including orthopedic hand, orthopedic foot/ankle, neurosurgery, podiatry, musculoskeletal radiology, physical therapy, and other specialty groups
  • Development of expertise in musculoskeletal and sports medicine
  • Work with local high school and collegiate athletes
  • Gain expertise in management as well as pre-participation screenings and exams that includes treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, side-line coverage, mass participation coverage, and injury prevention.
  • Expand knowledge and training by participating in evidence-based learning opportunities
  • Enhance ability to critically analyze scientific literature
  • Sharpen communication skills by presenting at sports medicine conferences, including national conferences
  • Complete optional scholarly activities that may include journal articles, book chapters, and research
  • Provide comprehensive and integrated health care services with a focus on sports medicine and physical activity
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and skill in sports medicine while being able to remain an active practitioner within the primary specialty
  • Establish high quality teaching methods
  • Exemplify a passion for sports medicine within their primary care specialty through patient care, teaching, research, and leadership
  • Salary - $50,000
  • CME funds - $500
  • Vacation - 15 days
  • Moving allowance - $1500
  • Various membership fees

For more information, contact:
Jackie Richardson
Fellowship Coordinator
(903) 877-7206

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