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Graduate Medical Education

Curriculum

 St. Luke’s Sports Medicine provides a higher level of care for a higher level of performance.

As a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow, you will spend time caring for a diverse athletic population of all ages and athletic ability. You will have the opportunity to develop your expertise in diagnosing and managing a wide variety of sports and exercise-related medical conditions. The sports medicine curriculum includes:

  • Fitness assessment
  • Exercise prescription
  • Injury evaluation and treatment
  • Acute management of life-threatening conditions
  • Supervision of rehabilitation
  • Training room experience at the high school and college level
  • Injury prevention and sideline experience involving many sporting and recreational venues
  • Radiology

Annual Block Diagram *

Month Fellow 1 Fellow 2
July Orientation / Anatomy / Research Orientation / Anatomy / Research
August Sports Orthopedics Sports Orthopedics
September Hand Orthopedics Spine Orthopedics
October Sports Orthopedics Sports Orthopedics
November Spine Orthopedics Hand Orthopedics
December Physical Therapy / Exercise Physiology Elective # 1
January Elective # 1 Physical Therapy / Exercise Physiology
February Pain Management Foot & Ankle Orthopedics / Podiatry
March Foot & Ankle Orthopedics / Podiatry Pain Management
April Sports Orthopedics Sports Cardiology / Pulmonary
May Sports Cardiology / Pulmonary Sports Orthopedics
June Elective # 2 Elective # 2

* May be adjusted based on pandemic situation

Weekly Schedule

  • 10 half-day sessions are assigned as:
    • Sports Medicine continuity clinic - 2
    • Read & Research - 1
    • Primary specialty continuity clinic - 1
    • College Student Health Center - 1
    • Weekly Didactics - 1
    • Scheduled monthly rotation - 3
    • Musculoskeletal Radiology - 1
  • Journal Clubs and Grand Rounds are usually held either pre- or post- office hours
  • Weekend and evening commitments are variable based on sports coverage requirements
  • Longitudinal rotations - Musculoskeletal Radiology (weekly) and Pediatric Orthopedics (twice a month).
  • Didactics - Weekly
  • Journal Club - Monthly
  • Grand Round - Monthly
  • Fellows also attend monthly orthopedic grand rounds and option to attend Emergency Medicine / Family Medicine grand rounds. Access to orthopedic didactic series.
  • Sports ultrasound training based on AMSSM outlined curriculum with hands-on diagnostic and procedural ultrasound

Sports Coverage

Each fellow is assigned a high school for which the fellow serves as a team physician in conjunction with an orthopedic attending. Fellows provide sideline coverage for all football games for their school and weekly training room coverage for their school throughout the fellowship year.

Fellows cover collegiate football and training room with sports medicine attending. The emphasis is to allow fellows take the lead in acute injury assessment and management with attending supervision as required.