The curriculum is composed of predominantly longitudinal experiences to allow for maximum exposure to sports medicine and to see the progression of injuries and illnesses from diagnosis to resolution. The fellow will train under primary care sports medicine, orthopedic sports medicine, and orthopedic sub-specialists physicians.
Additionally the fellow will have rotations focusing on physical therapy, radiology, and upper extremity orthopedics. The fellow will provide training room coverage for Marshall University Athletics and a local high school. Supplemental training in nutrition, sports psychology, exercise physiology, and sports performance training will be provided.
Sports coverage opportunities include sideline coverage for Marshall University Athletics and local scholastic team. The fellow will opportunities to participate in coverage opportunities of mass participation events as they arise throughout the year. Events in the past have included regional cross country meets, regional and state wrestling meets, Marshall Marathon, and the Region 1 US Youth Soccer Tournament.
The fellow will continue to practice their primary specialty by having two half days of continuity clinic at the Marshall Family Medicine Center.The didactic portion of the curriculum includes weekly sports medicine conferences, weekly journal clubs, weekly ultrasound conferences, and weekly radiology rounds.
Additional training will be provided to the fellow in regards to performing Independent Medical Exams.