Sports Medicine Fellowship
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
This one-year post-graduate fellowship program is with the UT Health Northeast Family Medicine Department partnered with the Trinity Mother Frances Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department. Our fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). We accept one fellow per year.
This program provides an opportunity for primary care physicians to develop an expertise in the areas of musculoskeletal and sports medicine. Sports medicine fellows will have opportunities to work in a Sports Medicine Clinic with fellowship trained primary care sports medicine physicians, in clinics with Orthopedic Surgeons with training in various specialties, and with local high school and collegiate athletes. Fellows will gain experience through pre-participation screenings and exams, with treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, with sideline coverage, mass participation coverage, injury prevention, and with management of chronic disease in athletes. Upon completion of this fellowship program, the fellow will be able to sit for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.
The educational goals and objectives of our fellowship program are to:
- Broaden knowledge of anatomy and physiology
- Refine clinical skills
- Obtain a broad knowledge base of medical issues related to exercise and athletes
- Developing skills in evaluating and treating common orthopedic injuries as well as primary care sports medicine issues
- Becoming proficient in common orthopedic office procedures
- Appropriately applying their skills in several environments, including the office setting, the athletic training room, and event coverage
- Expose the fellow to the multidisciplinary approach of caring for patients with interaction with athletic trainers, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons and other specialists
- Maintain clinical skills in primary care.
- Promote learning using an evidence-based approach.
- Enhance skills in critical analysis of the scientific literature
- Gain experience in presenting at sports medicine conferences including national conferences
- Gain experience in participating in scholarly activities including submitting journal articles, writing book chapters, and research
Upon completion of the fellowship program, our graduates will be able and expected to:
- 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 their primary specialty
- Demonstrate high quality teaching to medical personnel in the areas of sports medicine or physical activity
- Exemplify a passion for sports medicine within their primary care specialty through patient care, teaching, research, and leadership
Sports Medicine Clinics: 4-5 half days a week will be held in sports medicine clinic with primary care sports medicine faculty. The fellow will evaluate patients, develop differential diagnoses and create treatment plans for patients together with the attending.
Orthopedic Clinics: 1-3 half days a week will be spent with an Orthopedic Surgeon trained in Sports Medicine. The fellow will have some continuity in these clinics throughout the year.
Specialty Clinics: Various rotations will be done throughout the year with local specialists in various fields who specialize in areas felt to be beneficial for the fellow’s training program.
The Specialty Clinics/Rotations include: Foot/Ankle, Hand, Sports Orthopedics, Pediatric Orthopedics, Spine, Interventional Radiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Cardiology, as well as various elective options.
Family Medicine Clinics: 1 half day per week will be spent in a primary care continuity clinic in which the fellow will see his/her own patient population.
Friday Morning Sports Medicine Conferences: Lectures given by the fellow, primary care sports medicine faculty, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine faculty will be given throughout the year during these didactic sessions. These sessions will also include Radiology Conferences as well as Journal Clubs periodically throughout the year.
Training Room/Game Coverage: The fellow is responsible for his/her own high school. The fellow will provide game coverage for sporting events as well as a weekly training room clinics. The fellow will also participate in weekly training rooms with faculty at the local D-III college as well as game coverage for a variety of sporting events at the college. The fellow is also responsible for game coverage of a local junior college football team with some training room visits as well.
Academic/Research Time: 1 half day a week, on Friday mornings after conferences, time will be provided to allow the fellow to work on any research projects, journal articles, book chapters, or other academic projects he/she might have.
Pre-Participation Physical Exams and Event Coverage: The fellow will perform PPE screening exams throughout the year, and there are specifically several mass PPE dates for the local schools that the fellow will participate in. The fellow is also required to participate in mass event coverage. There are several opportunities available for this.
All applicants must either currently be participating in or have graduated from a residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Assocation in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Emergency Medicine. If the perspective fellow is currently in his/her final year of residency, successful completion of the residency is a requisite for matriculation in our program.
Perspective fellow must be board certified or board eligible in a primary care specialty
ERAS: Applications for Academic Year 2014-2015 will only be accepted through ERAS. All applicants must apply through this program by the deadline for consideration for an interterview and program admittance.
This includes documentation of the following:
- personal statement,
- curriculum vitae,
- 3 letters of recommendation including one from your program director,
- medical school transcript, official transcript of FLEX/USMLE/National Board, and
- your registered NRMP number.
NRMP: Our fellowship program participates in the National Residency Matching Program.
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If you have any questions please contact our fellowship coordinator Jackie Richardson at 903-877-7206 or firstname.lastname@example.org