Desert Sky Spine & Sports is proud to extend an invitation for application to our Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship. This fellowship is for one year in the field of Interventional Spine, Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine. This is an opportunity for a hands-on educational experience in this exciting, growing PM&R subspecialty. By the end of the fellowship, the individual will have a strong technical and clinical foundation, with a particular nod to the PM&R approach to musculoskeletal medicine (MSK) problems and patient-centered MSK care.
This is a unique opportunity to have a direct influence on tailoring the educational experience desired. The fellow will work alongside the practice to lay the foundation for future fellows. Opportunities to build upon the PM&R residency background may include, but are not limited to, interpretation of musculoskeletal imaging, creating comprehensive treatment plans, interventional and non-interventional techniques, management of complex painful conditions, focusing on the PM&R approach to pain and MSK conditions, rotation with University-based functional neurosurgeons, spinal cord stimulator and intrathecal pump patient identification and management, sideline coverage of local high school sports teams, ImPACT concussion interpretation, and best clinical and business practices.
The educational underpinnings of the fellowship can be found in the December 2017 PM&R journal. Potential candidates should be able to perform electrodiagnostics independently. Applicants should have an active curiosity and have already established lifelong learning habits, have a solid foundation in the general field of PM&R, be willing and able to travel to our various clinic locations, and be ready for a learning process that is engaging, comprehensive, and fun.
Our practice is based in Oro Valley, Arizona, which is a small suburb northwest of Tucson, AZ. We have clinics in southern Arizona, and service a wide variety of patient populations. Our practice includes acute and chronic MSK conditions, industrial injuries, youth and older adult sports populations, and even a small but significant amount of general PM&R (TBI, SCI, stroke, spasticity, etc).
Tucson is known as a destination for outdoor activities. From hiking to golf, Tucson has lots to offer to anyone who enjoys going outside. Many professional cyclists and triathletes call Tucson home either during the winter or year-round.
Prospective candidates should contact Luis Barrera at email@example.com. Applicants should include an updated CV, and are expected to spend at least a day at the practice investigating if this is the right opportunity.
About Desert Sky Spine & Sports Medicine
Desert Sky Spine & Sports Medicine is a PM&R approach to musculoskeletal medicine and chronic pain. Our payor mix ranges from government plans to commercial insurance, from workers compensation to personal injury. Our comprehensive treatment plan focuses on functional restoration and maintenance, and includes medications, therapy prescriptions, DME, injections and interventional procedures, and occasionally interaction with the med-legal system.