Sports Medicine Fellowship

 

Through joint efforts between Erlanger Health System, its Sports and Health Institute, and our Department of Family Medicine, we are working to establish a one-year non-operative Sports Medicine Fellowship to begin July 1, 2020.  The program would be sponsored by our Family Medicine Residency and will be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

 

We hope to begin recruiting candidates for the fellowship in the summer/fall of 2019.  Prior to appointment in the program, fellows should have completed an ACGME accredited residency in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, or physical medicine and rehabilitation or in such a program located in Canada and accredited by the RCPSC or CFPC.  

 

Fellows must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health. Fellows must demonstrate competence in the diagnosis and non-operative management of medical illnesses and injuries related to sports and exercise, including hematomas, non-surgical sprains and strains, stress fractures, and traumatic fractures and dislocations; and, must demonstrate competence in evaluating sports-related injuries using diagnostic ultrasound. This should include ultrasound of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot.

 

Fellows must be able to competently perform all medical, diagnostic, and surgical procedures considered essential for the area of practice. Fellows must demonstrate competence in the diagnosis, and timely referral for operative treatment of sports-related injuries, including hematomas, stress fractures, surgical sprains and strains, and traumatic fractures and dislocations; and, must demonstrate competence in performing ultrasound-guided procedures for the treatment of sports-related injuries ( including injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot).

 

Sports and Health Institute with Athletic TrainersThe Erlanger Sports and Health Institute is the region's most comprehensive sports medicine program for the diagnosis and treatment of athletic injuries.  It is a collaboration of leading sports medicine specialists in primary care, orthopaedic surgery, neurology, cardiology, and more.  The Institute serves the region's top sports teams and teaches the latest sports medicine techniques to tomorrow's physicians.  We also offer the most comprehensive care available for athletes and active sports-loving families.

 

                       

Please check back soon for more details.

 

Updated 10/29/2018

 

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