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 7 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Longitudinal and monthly rotations:

  • Orthopaedic and sports medicine.
    • Pediatrics.
      • 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:
    • University of Delaware
      • Sideline coverage includes football, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s lacrosse.
  • Semiprofessional Sports Coverage:.
    • Delaware Blue Coats.
  • Local Area High schools.
    • Football.
  • 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.

Unique Experiences:

  • Extensive Pediatric Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Hospital Rotation.
  • Cadaver Lab.
  • Wilderness Medicine Conference.
  • Alpine Ski Medicine Rotation in Park City, Utah.
  • Medical Acupuncture.
  • Teaching residents (didactics, workshops).
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
    Department of Family & Community Medicine
    Wilmington Hospital Annex, 4th Floor
    1401 Foulk Road, Suite 100, Wilmington, DE 19803
    302-255-1350
    SportsMedicineFellowship@christianacare.org