Curriculum Overview

Sports Medicine Fellowship

The curriculum is a blend of continuity experiences with longitudinal and monthly rotations designed to simulate the real world experiences of sports medicine physicians. The fellows are primarily taught by our Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship trained core faculty physicians, with supplemental educational opportunities throughout the year by different surgical and subspecialty experiences listed below.

Fellows will receive training in:

  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound Examinations.
    • Ultrasound Guided Injections.
  • Electrocorporeal Shockwave Therapy.
  • Tenotomy Procedures.
  • PRP injections.
  • Nerve Hydrodissections
  • Fracture care involving casting and splinting of adults and children.
  • Compartment Pressure Testing.
  • Concussion Management (sports and post-concussion syndrome).
  • Neuropsychological Testing Interpretation.
  • Exercise Prescriptions.
  • EKG interpretation in athletes.
  • Osteopathic Manipulation (for DOs and MDs).

Continuity experiences:

  • Primary-care sports medicine.
    • Fellow run weekly sports medicine clinic.
    • Christiana faculty sports medicine clinics.
  • University of Delaware Sports Medicine Clinic.
    • Weekly clinic exposure.
    • Training room experiences.
  • Goldey Beacom College Athletic Training Room (ATR)
    • Weekly training room evaluations.

Primary specialty continuity clinic.

  • Weekly clinic exposure to your primary training specialty.
    • Family Medicine – Residency clinic, Urgent Care, Student Health options.
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Outpatient and Inpatient PM&R experiences, EMG/NCS rotational options.
    • Emergency Medicine – Emergency Medicine Shifts, Urgent Care.
    • Pediatrics – Residency Clinic, Urgent Care, Student Health options.
    • Internal Medicine – Residency clinic, Urgent Care, Student Health options.
    • Medicine-Pediatrics – Residency clinic, Urgent Care, Student Health options

Longitudinal and monthly rotations:

  • Orthopaedic and sports medicine.
    • Pediatrics.
      • Sports Medicine at ChristianaCare with our Pediatric Sports Medicine Trained Faculty
      • Sports Medicine at Nemours/AI Dupont Hospital for Children.
      • Fracture clinic at Nemours/AI Dupont Hospital for Children.
    • Shoulder.
    • Elbow.
    • Hand and wrist.
    • Hip.
    • Knee.
    • Foot and ankle.
    • Radiology.
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Rheumatology.
  • Neurology.
  • Sports Cardiology.
  • Exercise physiology.
  • Sports Nutrition.
  • Sports Psychology.
  • Physical Therapy.
  • Radiology.

Events and coverage:

  • NCAA Division I:
  • NCAA Division II:
    • Goldy Beacom College
      • Weekly Training room experience
      • Sideline coverage includes men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and softball
  • Semiprofessional Sports Coverage:
      • Delaware Blue Coats
      • Delaware State Park Jockey Physicals
  • Local Area High schools
      • Football
  • Middle & High School Club Soccer and Lacrosse
  • Keystone State Games
      • Schedule permitting – can conflict with AMSSM fellows national research conference
  • Beast of the East Wrestling Tournament
  • Penn Relays
  • Delaware Marathon
  • Blue-Gold All-Star Football Week
  • New Castle County Special Olympics Involvement:
      • PPEs with involved schools
      • Special Olympics games medical event coverage throughout the academic year

Unique Experiences:

  • Extensive Pediatric Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Hospital Rotation
  • Cadaver Lab at University of Delaware
  • Wilderness Medicine Conference
  • Alpine Ski Medicine Rotation in Park City, Utah
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Teaching Residents (didactics, workshops)
  • Longitudinal Research Projects