Fellows have many responsibilities, including coverage of multiple national professional and amateur sporting events that come to Indianapolis, which is home to the NCAA headquarters, American College of Sports Medicine, National Federation of State High School Association, professional, collegiate and high school teams. Fellows have primary coverage of an Indianapolis high school and Division I Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. Fellows work alongside the team physician at Purdue University for training room and event coverage. Examples of other sports medicine events covered include Golden Gloves boxing, Big Shoulders Open Water Swim, 500 Festival Mini Marathon, Indianapolis Indians baseball, Indy Eleven soccer, Indy Fuel hockey and Indiana High School Association Athletic State Championships.
Teaching and Didactics
Offered by one of the largest medical schools and academic medical centers in the United States, the Indiana University School of Medicine fellowship program offers multiple opportunities for teaching. Sports medicine fellows give lectures and joint examination workshops for IU School of Medicine MD students, residents and orthopedic sports medicine staff. Additionally, fellows will have the opportunity to provide teaching to residents, medical students and advanced provider students routinely in clinics.
One afternoon per week will be dedicated to didactics for the primary care sports fellows. The didactics focus on preparation for the CAQ examination but also covers a variety of other pertinent sports medicine topics and procedural skills. The curriculum also includes a specific ultrasound component based on the AMSSM recommended ultrasound competencies for diagnostic and interventional ultrasounds.
Other educational activities include attendance and presentation at monthly sports physical therapy grand rounds, monthly radiology rounds, bi-monthly journal clubs, quarterly musculoskeletal didactic sessions for the family medicine residency, presentations for the community and local and national sports medicine conferences.