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The Sports Medicine Fellow will gain broad competency in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine through a variety of experiences.

Primary Care Sports Medicine
The fellow will regularly spend valuable time working directly with Primary Care Sports Medicine faculty throughout the year.  Here the Fellow will receive one on one preceptorship in office management of the spectrum of Sports and musculoskeletal medicine for athletes of all ages and levels.  This training will include casting and splinting, PRP, epidural steroid injections, and regional level expertise in concussion management.

In addition, the Fellow will have the opportunity to precept and teach Family Medicine residents, medical students, and athletic training staff.

As a physician knowledgeable in sports and exercise, the Fellow will accompany Faculty as members of the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) Committee on Physical Education and Medical Aspects of Sports, developing policy for the state.

Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Working with one of the largest Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Groups in the area, the Fellow will have exposure to the assessment and both surgical and non-surgical management of musculoskeletal and sports-related conditions. Commonwealth Orthopaedics offers the Fellow first-hand training along side Orthopedic surgeons with Fellowship training in Hand, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle, Total Joint, Spine, and Sports Medicine.

Sideline Medicine
The Fellow will independently serve as team physician for a local high school, and assist Primary Care and Orthopedic Faculty in covering NCAA D1 and D3 teams in the broad spectrum of sports.  In addition, the Fellow will have the opportunity to work with one of the largest soccer academies in the area, from the youngest ages to the Premier Developmental League.  Working with St. Elizabeth’s extensive Athletic training system in the area provides a valuable addition to the Fellow’s education.

The fellow will train with Faculty, Orthopedic surgeons, and Musculoskeletal Radiologists and have the opportunity to obtain competence in selecting, interpreting, and in some cases performing, a variety of imaging modalities from plain films to CT to MRI to MSK Ultrasound.

Didactics and Conferences
The Fellow will participate in scheduled multidisciplinary Sports Medicine case conferences, small group topical discussions with Faculty, and may attend residency noon conferences in musculoskeletal and general medicine topics on a daily basis as desired.  Among the Sports Medicine topics covered are:

  • Field-side Urgencies and Emergencies
  • Fine tuning the Physical Exam
  • Overuse injuries
  • Apophyseal and Epiphyseal Injuries
  • The Pre-Participation Physical
  • Game-day preparation
  • The Sideline Medical Bag
  • Exercise Considerations in Age and Disability
  • Medical Illness and Sports
  • Dermatology Issues in Sports Medicine
  • Solid Organ Injuries in Sports
  • Special Issues in the Female Athlete
  • Economics of Sports Medicine
  • Professional Responsibilities
  • Medicolegal Aspects of Sports Medicine
  • Supplements and Performance-enhancing Agents
  • Exercise and Pharmacokinetics
  • Concussion Diagnosis and Management
  • Heat and Cold Illness in Sports
  • Back Pain in the Adolescent
  • FOOSH (Fall On OutStretched Hand) Injuries
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma and Breathing Difficulties in the Athlete
  • Osteoarthritis and the Exercise Rx

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Fellowship/Application

Commonwealth Orthopedic Centers

St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency

St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine

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