Curriculum & Education
For a majority of the year, the fellow will be present at the Sports Medicine outpatient clinic. The typical day consist of one morning and one afternoon clinic which run between two to five hours. The fellows individually see patients and coordinate care with a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician a majority of the time. Two half days per week are spent seeing non-surgical and surgical patients with Orthopedic Surgeons. During high school football season, there is a three hour clinic on Saturday mornings. Throughout the year fellows spend various time periods doing sideline coverage, athletic training room coverage, electives, and attending conferences. Required event coverage is within a thirty minute driving distance. Travel to away games is optional. Most event coverage is in the evenings and weekends. The fellow will also spend an average of one half day per week performing duties related to their primary specialty. There are no inpatient or on-call responsibilities. Moonlighting is permitted within the confines of ACGME duty hour regulations and upon the Program Director's approval.
Every week there is a thirty to sixty minute time period dedicated to lecture, ultrasound, x-ray reading, or journal club. Lectures on topics related to Sports Medicine are given by the faculty and rotating residents. In addition to the regular use of ultrasound during patient management, formal hands on ultrasound education is provided by core faculty for one hour every one to two weeks per month. Fellows give four lectures per year to coaches, high school students, and medical staff. There are many other optional opportunities to lecture and teach as the Sports Medicine staff is involved in the education of physical therapy and athletic training students, residents, team coaches, and medical professionals. The fellow is required to attend one national Sports Medicine Conference and is highly encouraged to attend other Sports Medicine related conferences.
Two to four weeks are spent rotating through core orthopedic surgery electives which include knee, shoulder, spine, hand and wrist, and foot and ankle. The fellow may use additional time with the orthopedists if interested. Additional time is allotted for fellows who would like to pursue other interests or spend more time in a specific area of Sports Medicine.
The fellow must complete a scholarly / research project. There are several opportunities to fulfill this requirement. The fellow may author a Sports Medicine related review article or case study which is submitted for publication or presented at a conference. They may also conduct original research or participate in an ongoing study.
In addition to providing patient care in the clinic setting, fellows have numerous other patient contacts during core and optional mass participation events, athletic training room coverage, sideline coverage, and during orthopedic and elective rotations. The patient population consists of athletes of all ages in the City of Dayton and surrounding areas. As they progress through their training fellows are given graded responsibility in the management of patients which includes the use of ultrasound and musculoskeletal injection.
Team and Sports Coverage:
Fellows are assigned to be the primary team physician for two to three high schools. They are assistant team physicians for the teams listed below. The fellow's primary responsibility is sideline coverage at high school football games and other mass participation events. They will also assist in coverage of other events as dictated per the needs of the fellowship. If interested, there are also many options to cover teams and events at other sites throughout the year including:
- Dayton Dragons (Professional baseball, Cincinnati Reds minor league team)
- Central State University (NCAA Division II)
- Sinclair Community College (NJCAA Division II)
- Dayton Public High Schools
- Dayton Ballet Company