Under the leadership of Garry Ho, MD, Fellowship Director, the program offers a competitive fellowship experience in Sports Medicine. The program draws on experiences with local orthopedists, local professional, college and high school sports teams, and academic work with the medical school of Uniformed Services University to provide intensive training in musculoskeletal medicine.
The program accepts 2 fellows per year for a 1 year training program.
The curriculum includes 2 half days of sports clinic under the supervision of a fellowship trained attending and one half day of continuity clinic. Fellows spend 2 days with several local orthopedic groups for both an outpatient and operative experience. This includes general orthopedics and fracture management and orthopedic sports medicine, spine, foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, physiatry and orthopedic oncology. For academics and research the fellowship enjoys an ongoing relationship with a well established military sports Fellowship at the Uniformed Services Medical School at Bethesda, Maryland. Fellows participate in an intensive didactic program with 2 hours of lecture, orthopedic grand rounds, faculty development and work with the Human Performance Lab on a weekly basis. Additional experiences include training and ongoing experience with Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for diagnostics and guided injections, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for tendinopathies, Exercise Stress Testing and Orthopedic Tumor Clinic.
The fellows are very active with team and event coverage at various levels. Each fellow will function as a high school team physician as well coverage of Marymount or George Mason Universities. The fellows are also be involved with training room coverage for the DC United and Washington Redskins and a baseball experience covering the Washington National’s Spring Training. Finally, the fellowship covers the DC Divas Woman’s Football Team.
The fellows are additionally actively involved in the planning and execution of coverage for the Marine Corps Marathon, Army 10-Miler, Reston Triathlon and severe Special Olympics events.
Program Director: Garry Ho, M.D.
About Fairfax Family Medicine
VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine provides unique family medicine specialty training in the sophisticated and culturally diverse Northern Virginia Area. Established in 1971, Fairfax Family Practice launched its residency program in 1972, becoming one of the premier family medicine residency programs using a longitudinal curriculum. Now known as VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine, the program is the result of collaboration between the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Family Medicine, INOVA Health System, and Fairfax Family Practice Centers, a privately owned group practice.
With an emphasis on adult learning and a tradition of innovation and caring for community, the VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine Residency incorporates the latest in medical technology and educational philosophy. The program uses a comprehensive electronic medical record, a web based resident and program evaluation system, and has developed new programs in Sports Medicine and International and Community Health. VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine provides an ideal atmosphere for physicians training to practice in an ever evolving, real world clinical environment