The fellowship includes a comprehensive didactic curriculum through a series of journal clubs and conferences with exceptional educational value. This conference series covers the full spectrum of musculoskeletal and medical topics within sports medicine.
Monday morning orthopaedic sports medicine conference
The Monday conference covers both non-surgical and surgical sports medicine topics. There is a special focus on clinical biomechanics, pre-surgical care and post-surgical rehabilitation in addition to technical aspects of surgical procedures.
Tuesday morning musculoskeletal conference
The Tuesday conference covers a broad range of general musculoskeletal and sports medicine topics, including fluoroscopically guided procedures, ultrasound guided procedures and cutting edge biological treatments. There is a special emphasis on reviewing the current literature in sports and musculoskeletal medicine.
Wednesday morning orthopaedic grand rounds
The non-surgical sports medicine fellows are encouraged to attend selected orthopaedic grand rounds, which are uniformly well done and provide outstanding educational value on a broad range of orthopaedic topics. Local, national and international lecturers of prominence are invited to speak.
Thursday morning sports medicine conference
The Thursday sports medicine conference covers a significant part of sports medicine topics. Approximately 65 percent of the sessions are dedicated to musculoskeletal topics and 35 percent are dedicated to medical topics pertinent to sports medicine. Faculty, residents and medical students on the non-surgical sports medicine service attend this conference. Attendance at this conference prepares the fellows well to sit for the sport medicine board examination.
Time may be spent in the anatomy lab performing and reviewing musculoskeletal dissections and practicing ultrasound guided needle placement. The anatomy lab sessions are overseen by the attending physicians and by a PT/PhD instructor of anatomy at the university.