This fellowship is for 1 year in the diagnosis and clinical management of sports and related musculoskeletal disorders. The fellowship is jointly sponsored by the Department of PM&R and Family Practice, with one PM&R and one Family Practice Sports fellow being accepted each year. Clinics and curriculum are on separate tracks for each fellow. Fellow applicants interested in the Family Practice Sports program should contact the UC Davis Sports Medicine Clinic at (916) 734-6805.
Close collaboration exists with the Department of Orthopedics, Family Practice and Radiology at UC Davis. The fellow will primarily work with Sports-Board certified physiatrists, Drs. Brandee Waite, Melita Moore and Brian Davis. The fellow will also work with nationally-renowned Family Practice Sports physicians, Drs. Jeff Tanji, and Dan Parker.Clinic and surgical time is also spent with the Sacramento Rivercats' (Oakland A's Triple AAA affiliate) Team Physician, Dr. Alan Hirahara. Fellows will also rotate with Musculoskeletal and Neuroimaging radiologists and Orthopedic Hand, Joint, Foot & Ankle, Pediatric Fracture Clinic and Spine Surgeons. Elective time is available for other rotations with approval from the Sports Medicine faculty.
Fellows will also have 4 weeks training in the North Lake Tahoe clinics during the winter months. There are also opportunities for elective time to work with Dr. Jonathan Finnoff, who is Volunteer Clinical Faculty with the UC Davis Department of PM&R, in his South Lake Tahoe Clinic. Dr. Finnoff is internationally-recognized for his ultrasound and sports medicine skills. Sideline medical coverage is provided for numerous professional and amateur sporting events. These will include Sacramento State sport events (NCAA D1) and American River College (Community College). This coverage may also include the Sacramento Kings basketball team, Racing The Planet international endurance events, Sacramento Sirens women's professional football team, AMGEN Tour of California (cycling), California International Marathon, USA Track and Field, NCAA Track and Field, USA Boxing and USA Tae Kwon Do events.
Educational funds are available up to $2,500 for books, conferences or other direct educational needs yearly.
Didactics are focused towards sports topics with additional didactics on electrodiagnostics and anatomy/ clinical examination for physiatrists. Anatomy laboratory is available each year to review anatomy of the limbs and spine. Fellows will be expected to participate in research and will be expected to give presentations to the PM&R residents, medical students and at national meetings. Many publication opportunities will be available to the Fellow.
Procedures Taught: All peripheral joint injections are performed in the Fellowship. Fellows will be instructed in autologous blood and platelet-rich plasma injections. Fellows will be expected to complete at least 100 ultrasound-guided procedures (joint or other muscular/ tendinous), and at least another 100 diagnostic ultrasound evaluations (muscle, ligament, joint, tendon). Fellows will also be expected to attend at least 30 sports surgical cases (ACL, PCL, shoulder labrum, etc.) throughout the fellowship year. Fellows will also spend time in the electrodiagnostics laboratory with ABNEM-certified physiatrists, and will complete between 50-100 studies or more if interested.
Director: Brian Davis, MD
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