The curriculum is divided into 12 one-month blocks, with two rotations completed concurrently each month (see weekly table for an overview of rotations).
During afternoons in September, October, February and March, fellows will be in the Seattle University training room on their rotation days working with the athletic trainers. They see a large number of athletes in various stages of rehabilitation and learn firsthand all modalities used to help athletes through their rehabilitation process. These months are especially busy due to Seattle University NCAA Division I Basketball and Soccer seasons.
Academic research is encouraged. Educational experiences are supported with a strong didactic series and journal club. Fellows are required to lecture or present a case or poster at one of the annual national sports medicine meetings (AMSSM or ACSM). Faculty are currently involved in research pertaining to sports concussions, sports ultrasound, minimally invasive and regenerative medicine procedures.
Sports Coverage At Seattle University, an NCAA Division I school, each fellow will be assigned one fall and one winter sport as their primary coverage responsibilities. Both fellows will make weekly training room rounds to evaluate athletes from all sports. In addition, fellows will help provide medical coverage for a high school football team and the Washington state high school wrestling tournament. The yearly mass event involves organizing and providing coverage for the Ballard Criterion. Fellow may also participate in medical coverage of Seattle marathon and Rock and Roll Marathon. In the winter, fellows have the opportunity to conduct ski slope coverage with our ski slope trauma faculty. The fellows will have the opportunity to work with our professional teams, the Seattle Reign and the Seattle Storm. Our fellows finish their year acting as the team physician for the Issaquah Soccer Club semi-pro team.
Procedures Taught: As is required of all accredited sports medicine programs, clinical experiences are designed for fellows to develop expertise in a wide range of medical and musculoskeletal problems in patients of all ages. The program includes longitudinal clinical experiences as well as specialty rotations.
In addition, our fellowship offers a comprehensive sports ultrasound curriculum satisfying AMSSM, AIUM, and ARDMS guidelines; including diagnostic US and US guided procedures (injections, tenotomy, PRP, Tenex).
Our PM&R fellow may continue training in EMG with Dr. Arnold and Fluoroscopic procedures with our interventional spine physicians.
The fellow will gain team physician experience with Seattle University and a local high school football team, and they may cover other sports as desired. In addition to game coverage, the fellow will be available for phone calls and player evaluations during the football season as needed by the trainer.
Fellows will have an opportunity to learn or continue their training in osteopathic manipulation with our faculty: Dr. Adam Pourcho Dr. Tony West Dr. Heather Galgon
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