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Fellowship Goals

We help our fellows meet the ACGME stated Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship requirements as well as give them ample opportunity to pursue any personal interests. In this program, the fellow will:

  • Become proficient in the evaluation and treatment of medical, overuse, and traumatic complaints as related to sports and musculoskeletal injuries in a clinical and sporting event setting.
  • Learn how to perform an appropriate pre-participation physical exam.
  • Be able to function independently as a team physician.
  • Perform sideline evaluation and management of sports injuries.
  • Be able to educate athletes and exercise enthusiasts about injury prevention and safe exercise and athletic participation.
  • Learn how to use and appropriately read imaging modalities including x-ray, ultrasound, bone scan, CT scan, and MRI.
  • Become proficient in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and become familiar with the use of ultrasound guided injection techniques.
  • Have an understanding of the appropriate non-surgical (home exercise program, physical therapy, bracing/splinting/casting, therapeutic injection techniques) and surgical management of musculoskeletal complaints.
  • Become familiar with compartment pressure measurement testing.
  • Become familiar with the recommendations and interpretation of exercise stress testing and VO2 max testing.
  • Provide clinical management of athletes of all ages in the office setting, training room, and sports sidelines.
  • Provide multidisciplinary care of athletes in conjunction with athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, radiologists, and primary care and orthopedic physicians.
  • Become comfortable with the critical appraisal of sports medicine literature and have the opportunity to perform and publish their research.