Medical Education

The Sports Medicine Fellow will develop the following skills.

A.  History and physical examination

  • Focused history and examination of the musculoskeletal, neurologic, and cardiovascular systems
  • Psychological assessment and counseling

B.  Promotion of preventive techniques, including physical training and safety and assessment of the exercise environment.

C.  Medical management of athletic events

  • Roles and responsibilities of the team physician
  • Administrative pre-planning and communication

D.  Comprehensive management of the athlete

  • Assessment and care of the acutely injured athlete
    • Closed head injuries
    • Sprains and strains
    • Fractures/dislocations
    • Spine injuries
    • The acutely ill athlete
    • Sports-specific injuries
    • Overuse/chronic injuries
    • Indications for consultation and referral to orthopedic surgery and other appropriate specialties

E.  Rehabilitation

  • Understanding the role of sports physical therapy
  • Understanding home rehabilitation techniques

F.  Planning and implementation of the techniques in pre-participation evaluation

  • Use of graded exercise testing (VO2 max, Lactate Threshold testing, etc.)
  • Body fat determination
  • Flexibility determination
  • Cardiac risk assessment
  • Organization of large group screening

G.  Use of medical equipment and supplies

  • Taping and strapping techniques
  • Casting and immobilization techniques
  • Bracing techniques

H.  Team physician's equipment bag