The Department of Family Medicine’s sports medicine fellows have a unique opportunity to experience primary care sports medicine in a variety of settings directly from leaders in the field. This one-year training program largely alternates between experiences with primary care sports medicine faculty and orthopedists. Clinical training is provided by an excellent staff of sports physical therapists, athletic trainers, musculoskeletal radiologists, sports cardiologist, sports dietitian and sports psychologists.
During the program, fellows acquire the knowledge, skills and proficiency needed to care for those engaged in sports and exercise at an expert level while maintaining and building on primary care abilities. Fellows develop the clinical competencies required to diagnose and manage medical illnesses and injuries related to sports and exercise, the expertise to become a community resource and leader and the framework and skill set to engage in future research. The sports medicine fellowship equips learners to successfully complete the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. By the end of the fellowship program, physicians have the skills necessary to become a national leader in sports medicine care.