The goal of the primary care sports medicine fellowship is to offer qualified residents a diverse educational experience in the field of sports medicine. Graduates of the accredited program will be equipped to function as educators and leaders in sports medicine.
The program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applicants must apply through this program. Two full-time, one year fellowship positions, must be board-certified or eligible in a primary care specialty. Exposure to all aspects of the treatment of sports injuries and illnesses while working with athletes at the scholastic, collegiate, and professional levels. Participants will have the opportunity to pursue research interests during the fellowship with guidance from the sports medicine faculty.
Sports Medicine Clinics: The patients are seen by the fellow who evaluates, diagnoses and develops treatment plan in conjunction with the primary care sports attending. This clinic is held in the Orthopaedic sports center with direct contact with the orthopaedic sports medicine residents.
Family Medicine Clinics: This is a primary care continuity clinic held one half-day a week where the fellow sees her/his own patient population.
Sports Medicine Meetings/Didactics: The fellows meet with the attendings once per week to talk about administrative business and have a didactic teaching session.
Sports Medicine Conferences: The Orthopaedic sports medicine program and the primary sports medicine program meet with the trainers and physical therapists to discuss various sports related topics. (Didactic, research, events, etc.)
High School Training Room: The fellow is responsible for her/his own high school. Usually spending one afternoon each week evaluating athletes with sports-related injuries.
Kentucky State University and Eastern Kentucky University Training Room: Fellows go to the training room once per week to evaluate various injuries and develop treatment plans with the trainer.
University of Kentucky Training Room: Fellows go to the training room once per week for evaluation of treatment of injuries.
About University of Kentucky, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The University of Kentucky Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has 10 faculty members and 17 residents. Physicians within the department see patients at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, Kentucky Clinic, Shriners Hospitals for Children and The Lexington Veterans Administration Hospital. The University of Kentucky offers an excellent benefits package.