The sports medicine fellow will receive advanced training in diagnosis and treatment of a large variety of sports injuries. Emphasis will be on shoulder and knee injuries, but will encompass the entire spectrum of sports related musculoskeletal injuries. The fellow will be expected to assist in the care of University of Utah athletes, as we provide exclusive University of Utah coverage. In addition to the athletes treated at the University of Utah, a general knee and shoulder practice provides ample opportunity to learn advanced techniques in knee and shoulder arthroscopy as well as open reconstructive shoulder surgery.
Sports medicine fellows will also gain experience in hip arthroscopy and arthroscopic and reconstructive elbow surgery. During the course of the fellowship, dedicated research time will be made available at the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center. Both clinical and bench research projects have been completed in the past by former fellows, and every opportunity will be given to allow fellows to be successful in research endeavors.
The fellowship is structured in an apprenticeship model with each fellow rotating independently with four separate attendings. Rotations will cover multiple institutions including the University Orthopaedic Center, University of Utah Hospital, Primary Children’s Hospital, and Shriners Hospital. The fellow works directly with the residents and staff at the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center and will be used in teaching roles where applicable. The interaction with the residents in the past has been felt to be extremely positive, and given the high volume nature of the practices, resident and fellow coverage do not conflict in regards to non-operative or operative opportunities. It is the goal of the fellowship to foster a team approach to the care of athletes and non-athletes alike and provide an experience where graded responsibility is added as the year progresses.
Two dedicated conferences are also held each year: the Metcalf Meeting and the Dunbar Lectureship.
Fellowship positions: Two per year (ACGME approved)
Duration: One year (August 1–July 31)
Deadline: October 30th
Stipend, plus benefits
Location: University of Utah Orthopaedic Center, University of Utah Hospital, Primary Children’s Hospital, Shriners Hospital
The University of Utah Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship is ACGME accredited and AANA approved. As such, the ability to sit for the ABOS sub-specialty certificate in sports medicine is a possibility following the completion of this fellowship.