The goals of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship encompass four major, equally important areas:
Sports injuries Exercise Team physician experience Musculoskeletal ultrasound training Research Fracture care Medical education Leadership development Specific curriculum objectives are defined for each component. There is overlap between the components in that knowledge and skills gained in some areas will augment other areas. This is a broad curriculum designed for longitudinal implementation over the one-year Fellowship.
The overall goal of the curriculum is to teach the primary care fellow to evaluate and manage sports medicine problems in their own patients. Patient care activities must be the cornerstone of training. These goals will be accomplished by working at four or five sites plus providing coverage at numerous athletic events such as Denver University games (women's basketball, volleyball, soccer, and men's hockey, basketball and soccer), University of Colorado Buffaloes games (football and women's and men's basketball), and some local high school games. The primary care fellow will also participate in many didactic conferences throughout the year.
Located within the University of Colorado network, according to prior specialty training Primary Care Sports Clinic (4-5 half days/week)
Located at CU Sports Clinic (South Denver) Fellow works with Dr. Hill, Dr. Poddar, and Dr. Chu Acute and chronic injuries in primarily adult and some pediatric patients Procedures include: injections, bike fits, compartment pressure testing, MSK ultrasound University of Colorado Training Room (2 half days/week)
Located at CU Boulder campus Fellow works with Dr. Poddar and Dr. Chu Covers entire CU student-athlete population MSK Ultrasound Clinic (1 half day/week)
Located at CU Sports Clinic (South Denver) Fellow works with Dr. Hill Learn diagnostic and interventional ultrasound from Dr. Hill, who has been doing MSK ultrasound for over 20 yrs Rose Family Medicine Sports Clinic (1 half day every other week)
Located at Rose Hospital (Denver) Fellow works with Dr. Hill, Dr. Chu, Dr. Poddar, and Dr. Leiszler Primarily underserved adult (and some pediatric) patients with a multitude of musculoskeletal ailments Winter Park Ski Clinic (4 weeks in Feb/March)
Located in Winter Park, CO (1.5 hours from Denver) Lodging provided during rotation Fellow works with Dr. Hill, Dr. Khodaee, and other FM/EM physicians See a high volume of patients with acute musculoskeletal injuries, including many joint dislocations and fractures Orthopedics clinic (1 half day/week)
Located at CU Sports Clinic (South Denver) Fellow works primarily with Dr. McCarty but also Dr. Wolcott, Dr. Bravman, Dr. Mei-Dan, and Dr. Vidal Learn indications for surgical intervention, in-depth MSK imaging exposure, and care for surgical patients Also see University of Denver athletes for acute injuries Clinical Electives The fellow will have the opportunity to choose from many clinical electives throughout the year.
Pediatric sports medicine Musculoskeletal radiology Orthopedic hand surgery Private practice sports clinic Pediatric orthopedics ? Sports psychology Casting/splinting Exercise physiology Complex concussion clinic Physical therapy/rehabilitation Didactics
Sports Medicine Conferences (Each Wednesday AM)
Fellow is expected to present about 4-6 morning lectures throughout the year, based upon core curriculum topics Conferences are attended by a variety of sports medicine faculty (surgical and non-surgical), fellows, residents, and medical students Sports medicine faculty also provide lectures throughout the year Pediatric Musculoskeletal Radiology (1st Wednesday of each month)
Fellows are taught by pediatric MSK radiologists on interesting cases Teaching Conferences Wednesday AM sports conferences
Medical student teaching
Both fellows will help teach MSK exam basics to 3rd year medical students at CU (monthly) Medical students rotate through sports medicine clinics, providing ample opportunities for teaching Resident teaching
Both fellows will teach general sports medicine topics to family medicine residents at the University of Colorado during their didactics session (3-4 times over the year) Family medicine and visiting residents rotate through sports medicine clinics, providing ample opportunities for teaching University Sports Coverage University of Colorado (Boulder) – NCAA division I
Training room coverage at least 2 half-days/week for all sports Fellow will be one of the main CU football physicians Fellow will be the main team physician for:
Women’s volleyball Women’s lacrosse Fellow may help with other sports coverage, including:
Men’s/women’s basketball Women’s soccer Track/cross country University of Denver – NCAA division I
Fellow may help with DU coverage:
Hockey Men’s/women’s soccer Women’s volleyball Men’s/women’s lacrosse High School Sports Coverage The fellow will act as Team Physician for one of the Adams 12 Five Star High Schools in the Metro Denver area. The fellow will also provide training room services ½ day per week to evaluate injured athletes.
Event Coverage Leadville Race Series
Provide medical coverage for endurance sporting events held at Leadville, CO, the highest incorporated city in the US at 10,200 feet. Events include marathon, half-marathon, 50-mile run, 50-mile mountain bike, 100-mile marathon, and 100-mile mountain bike.
Bear Chase Trail Race
Serve as Co-Medical Director (with the other primary care sports medicine fellow) to organize medical coverage for the event. Two day event in September to include a 100K, 50-Mile, 50K, 13.1-Mile, and 10K runs.
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