Research & Scholarly Activity

Sports medicine fellows are required to participate in a research project. They have time allotted each week for this scholarly activity. Fellows are expected to submit research and case presentations to the AMSSM Annual Meeting, SEACSM Regional meeting and ACSM Annual Meeting (at a minimum).

Each year in July the sports medicine fellow(s) will attend the Annual American Medical Society for Sports Medicine’s Fellows Research Conference. The two to three-day educational experience provides the fellow with information on clinical study design and implementation, bio-statistical analysis and clinical inquiry and the use of computerized databases.

This conference also provides instruction in proper methods to utilize when critically evaluating the medical literature. The sports medicine fellow will refine these skills with required monthly meetings to review the research project, where they are given feedback and direction during the year. Journal Club meets monthly addressing evaluation of medical literature, clinical epidemiology, clinical study and design.

Educational Resources Available for our Fellows

  • The Health Sciences Library
    Fellows have access to this library 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any computer in the hospital system along with home and remote access anywhere Internet access is available. This library is staffed by three master’s level librarians and two other support staff who can assist the fellow with article collection, database query and literature searches. The library has over 30,000 print and non-print media, 500 current journal subscriptions and access to over 1600 electronic medical journals, which include relevant Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine journals for the fellows. Articles not available at Prisma Health can be ordered from other medical libraries throughout the country. Available online databases and educational tools include SPORTDiscus, Up to Date, Ovid, PubMed, MD Consult and Medline with full-text access.
  • Resources also provided by the program include an on-site library maintained by the program director to include numerous Orthopaedic and sports medicine textbooks. For example: Delee and Drez Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Sports Medicine, Procedures for Primary Care, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy, Board Review and Practice Examinations, Orthopaedic Physical Examination, Research and Statistics, Team Physician Handbook, Orthopaedic Radiography and Musculoskeletal Imaging texts and Musculoskeletal Anatomy.
  • Hawkins Foundation Online Database
    The Hawkins Foundation maintains an online database to include over 600 PowerPoint presentations and thousands of video clips and photographs that are available through a web-hosted searchable database online. Fellows can access the site from the Internet using a secure username/password and download talks directly to their computers. This database also includes a video library consisting of thousands of clips from surgery, the anatomy bio-skills laboratory and patient education videos. This online archive also includes Orthopaedic journal club articles previously discussed.
  • Electronic Article Archive Database
    The program director maintains an active database of articles that include both Primary Care Sports Medicine topics as well as a full complement of articles related to Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine as well as MSK Ultrasound.
  • Electronic Archive of Lectures and Conferences
    The program director also maintains and provides access to fellows numerous power point presentations and lectures from annual conferences such as AMSSM, ACSM, SEACSM and the Steadman Hawkins Annual Sports Medicine Symposium.
  • The program also provides access and maintains a musculoskeletal radiology teaching file to include radiographs, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound and surgical pictures.