While Fellows can expect some exposure to professional athletes and teams, our program primarily focuses on providing care for Division I and III collegiate-level athletes, high school athletes and athletes in the community of all ages. In addition to clinical and surgical responsibilities, each Fellow provides team coverage for two high school athletic programs and has responsibilities for a Division I and a Division III collegiate school including their athletic training rooms.
- Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to administrate a community-focused sports medicine practice including sideline coverage which serves youth, high school, collegiate, professional and recreational athletes.
- Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide complete orthopaedic sports medicine care for athletes, including operative and non-operative treatment. This includes study of the pathology and biomechanics of athletic injuries and the physical and psychological manifestations of sports injuries and conditions.
- Develop professional and interpersonal patient care skills necessary for an outpatient and on-field sports medicine setting.
- Participate as a member of a sports medicine team that includes primary care sports medicine specialists, certified athletic trainers and rehabilitation specialists.
- Develop skills to design, implement and complete a community-focused sports medicine research study and publish the results.
- Prepare for advanced training in sports medicine.
Didactic and interactive teaching includes conferences and labs, presentations, imaging conferences and complications case reviews. Education methods include:
- In-clinic patient evaluation and diagnosis, including our Fall Sports Injury Clinic
- Operating room
- Weekly basic sciences, rehabilitation, team physician conferences
- Weekly Sports Medicine Grand Rounds, featuring clinical cases. Fellows present at this conference three times annually.
- Weekly/monthly imaging conferences and observation
- Weekly on-field/team and athletic training room coverage
- Journal Clubs: Fairview sports medicine sponsored, monthly
- Multiple joint and technique specific labs
- Annual two-day Twin Cities Sports Medicine Conference on Twin Cities Marathon weekend (October)
- Annual two-day Spring Sports Medicine Conference. Fellows present a research poster project at this conference.
- Physical therapy clinic and observation
- Ongoing research project
- Ongoing community-based sports medicine project
- Community event coverage through the Minnesota State High School League
- Attendance at one outstate orthopaedic conference of Fellows’ choosing; attendance at conferences held in-state as the opportunity presents
Fellows are evaluated throughout the year in a number of ways, in accordance with recommendations made by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). These evaluations are used to improve the Fellows’ performance and strengthen the curriculum:
- Semi-annual 360 degree Evaluation by faculty and other staff who interact with them (athletic trainers, surgical staff, administrative) via RMS, an online evaluation tool. A similar evaluation tool, completed by the Fellows, provides feedback about faculty, the curriculum and Fellowship structure.
- Completion of conference and ACGME procedure logs as well as duty hours
- Clinical/Case Presentations at weekly Sports Medicine Conference: three annually
- Evidence-based Journal Club presentations; quarterly
- Case/Record Review by faculty: a review of patient records and comparison of findings against accepted patient care standards
- Simulations/Models assessing knowledge of procedural skills
- Completion of at least one Research Project; presented at year-end Annual Fellowship Dinner
- Completion of a Community-based Sports Medicine Project
- Individualized Learning Plan: Fellows identify three learning objectives for the year and strategies to achieve them. This plan will be reviewed at six-months and at the conclusion of the Fellowship.
For more information about the Fairview/MOSMI Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, contact 952-995-8791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org