Our program provides a wide variety of regular and required didactics and educational sessions. The didactic curriculum is designed to increase the fellow’s knowledge base in all aspects of Primary Care Sports Medicine and to help prepare the fellow to sit for the Sports Medicine In-Training Examination and successfully obtain the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQSM). Each week there are approximately four hours of lectures and small group discussions.
This weekly session is one and a half hours combined conference of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Primary Care Sports Medicine physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers are supervised by Dr. Michael Kissenberth and other key Orthopaedic and Primary Care Sports Medicine faculty. Orthopaedic and Primary Care Sports Medicine fellows present and lead the discussion on an assigned topic each week.
Our fellows are required to prepare and present each year on the following topics. Each fellow gives a presentation on four of the topics below. For the fellow not presenting on a specific topic, they are required to read about that topic before the conference.
During these weekly Wednesday sessions, the faculty and fellows discuss the fellows’ research projects (monthly), journal club articles (monthly) and two to four Primary Care Sports Medicine topics.
Most sessions are one to two hours. However, in the July orientation month, musculoskeletal examination sessions and ultrasound workshops are typically three-hour sessions. The month of July is spent teaching the fellow the exam of the knee, shoulder, foot/ankle and spine. The fellow is required to prepare a lecture on these examinations. The fellow also demonstrates the examination techniques and discusses the evidence supporting each technique, where evidence is available. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is taught as well during these sessions to correlate with the above topic.
Goals and objectives have been implemented for each topic session. The fellow is required to have researched the topic, lead the discussion and answer the clinically focused goals and objectives.
Held every other month for two hours. This occurs in the evening allowing all key faculty to attend. The fellow is required to attend and to prepare, present and lead an open discussion and review of common fractures, fracture description, radiographic interpretation, initial and definitive management, common pitfalls and complications. This session is supervised by Orthopaedic faculty and Primary Care Sports Medicine faculty.
Date: Fourth Thursday of each month
Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m.
The Anatomy Conference is held monthly for one and a half hours in the morning prior to clinical rotations or duties allowing fellows and faculty attendance. This session is led and supervised by faculty from the department of Orthopaedics. This session begins with a 20-minute review of anatomy followed by hands-on time with a cadaveric specimen reviewing surgical approaches, relevant anatomy and surgical techniques. This is a time of interaction for our fellows with Orthopaedic residents and fellows and also allows for practice of procedural techniques such as joint and bursal injections.
This session is held quarterly with faculty from the department of Vascular Medicine and the Vascular Medicine fellowship. These are one hour sessions and fellows are assigned topics for discussion and are supervised by key program faculty. Attendance is required. These conferences are planned specifically for the Sports Medicine fellows.
This session is held monthly during our Wednesday didactic time. During this time the fellow develops an understanding of concepts such as study design, levels of evidence, data and statistics, diagnostic reasoning and understanding approaches to interpreting and applying the medical literature in the context of their clinical practice or patient specific condition.
This session is lead by key Sports Medicine faculty and is designed to teach fellows research and biostatistics in order to take evidence-based medicine to the exam room.
We discuss clinical cases and discuss ethics and medical-legal issues related to Sports Medicine and being a team physician. This session is led by Stuart Sprague, Ph.D. who is also available for consultation during the year.