A weekly lecture series offers the fellows the opportunity to prepare and present topics in sports medicine and to receive interdisciplinary education in all areas of sports medicine. Faculty and guest lecturers participate in the discussions. Our sports medicine faculty present a weekly focused topic lecture on Primary Care Sports Medicine. There is a monthly journal club included in the lecture series. We also participate in a local concussion focused journal club that meets bi-monthly and includes providers from primary care sports medicine and neurology.
We hold several combined lecture series with other programs, such as a monthly radiology series combined with the radiology residency program and presented by our musculoskeletal radiologist. The fellows will also participate in reviewing peer-reviewed journals.
Scholarly activity and research is integral to the Sports Medicine Fellowship and is assisted by the Health Services Research Group within the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Affiliation agreements with the Preventive Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute and University of Delaware present opportunities for clinical practice, research and education of residents and fellows. Opportunities also exist for fellows to pursue research with nationally recognized faculty under the auspices of our Christiana Care Center for Outcomes Research.
The fellows attend the Fellows Research Conference, sponsored by the AMSSM, at the beginning of their fellowship year. Case submissions to AMSSM or AOASM are an expected result of the fellowship year. The fellows may also attend the ACSM annual meeting if interested.
The fellows are involved in several teaching opportunities during the course of the year. They have direct clinical teaching opportunities with family medicine and podiatry residents, as well as medical students, physician assistant students, and athletic training students that rotate through our offices. Community lectures to coaches, parents and others occur through Sports Medicine Services and the Wellness Center. Presentations are provided to athletic trainers, nurses, nurse practitioners and other ancillary health care providers on specific musculoskeletal, medical or health and fitness topics. Medical student and resident lectures to family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and oral and maxillofacial surgery are given throughout the fellowship year.
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Department of Family & Community Medicine
Sports Medicine Center
Wilmington Hospital Annex, 4th Floor
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