Scholarly activity is integral to ChristianaCare’s Sports Medicine Fellowship. During training, fellows will deepen their ability to critically review published literature and have the opportunity to participate in research if desired. All Sports Medicine fellows complete at least one scholarly activity and one quality improvement project during their fellowship. These scholarly activities include, but are not limited to podium presentations at national conferences or regional meetings, poster presentations at national conferences or regional meetings, case reports, publications in peer-reviewed literature, book chapters and clinical research.
Scholarly activities encourage fellows to satisfy their intellectual curiosity, gain writing and presentation skills, and work closely with one or more faculty mentors. Fellows will also have the opportunity to prepare and present topics in sports medicine intermittently throughout the year during weekly didactic lecture series. Faculty and guest lecturers participate in these presentations. The majority of the lectures series is presented by Sports Medicine Faculty and Multidisciplinary Specialists. Additionally, there is a monthly journal club included in the lecture series. We also participate in a local concussion focused journal club that meets quarterly and includes providers from primary care sports medicine, neurology, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
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. We also participate in a regional sports medicine journal club quarterly with other local sports medicine fellowships.
Opportunities to participate in research during Sports Medicine Fellowship are available through the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Delaware and the Value Institute of Christiana Care. The Value Institute is the “research hub” of ChristianaCare. Staffed with over 30 clinician investigators, information technology data analysts, biostatisticians, administrators, and support staff, the Value Institute conducts independent research, health system analyses, and provides research support to the ChristianaCare Community as a whole. From evaluating the impact of health innovations on the State level, to providing residents with methodological and statistical support, the Value Institute is a rich resource, unique to ChristianaCare.
The fellows attend the Fellows Research Conference, sponsored by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, at the beginning of their fellowship year which includes an ultrasound training course. In addition, the fellows attend the AMSSM National Meeting in the spring covered by the fellowship. In past years, we have had fellows choose to attend the Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine Regional Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine Clinical Conference, Wellspan Sports Psych SIM-posium, and Wilderness Medicine for Sports Medicine Fellows Conferences. Case submissions to AMSSM, AOASM, or ACSM are an expected result of the fellowship year.
The fellows are involved in several teaching opportunities during the course of the year. They have direct clinical teaching opportunities with family medicine and EM/FM 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 our Sports Medicine Department. 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, and oral and maxillofacial surgery are given throughout the fellowship year.
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Department of Family & Community Medicine
Sports Medicine Center
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