The overall goal of this training experience is to teach the primary care physician to evaluate and manage clinical issues in sports medicine. The fellow's clinical activities allow for close mentoring and supervision, while providing the opportunity for a great deal of autonomy and independence. The goals of the fellowship are accomplished by providing care to a number of organized athletic programs. Several high school and college sports coveraWathge opportunities are available. Special populations of athletic coverage will include the Special Olympics, the Lehigh Valley ½-Marathon, USA Boxing and the Allentown SportsFest Games.
Opportunity also is available to assist in the medical care of other sporting events such as the Pennsylvania Keystone Sports Games, the Philadelphia Triathlon and the United States Cycling Championships. Year-round weekly attendance in each of the assigned high school and college training rooms is required. Event coverage frequently occurs in the evenings and on weekends.
As a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow, you will spend time caring for a diverse athletic population of all ages and athletic ability. You will have the opportunity to develop your expertise in diagnosing and managing a wide variety of sports and exercise-related medical conditions. The sports medicine curriculum includes:
Fitness assessment Exercise prescription Injury evaluation and treatment Acute management of life-threatening conditions Supervision of rehabilitation Training room experience at the high school and college level Injury prevention and sideline experience involving many sporting and recreational venues
Program Director: Maheep Vikram MD
About St. Luke's University Health System
St. Luke’s University Health Network sponsors 24 graduate medical education programs that are accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation, Council on Podiatric Medical Education, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship. According to external benchmarks, St. Luke’s provides a better training and learning environment than most other teaching hospitals nationally. Over 95% of resident and fellow graduates pass their board exams on the first take. Approximately 33% of St. Luke’s physician vacancies are filled by resident and fellow graduates each year, as our Network continues to expand and grow.