Program Description

Bucky 1

Our one-year fellowship consists of approximately 70% clinical activities, 25% research and 5% teaching of residents, medical students and athletic training students.

Applicants with a strong interest in academic preparation for a career including research may be interested in a three-year training option, including the one-year sports medicine fellowship and the two-year University of Wisconsin Primary Care Research Fellowship. A separate application is required for the latter. Please contact the program directors if you are interested in this combined opportunity.

Clinical Activities

Clinical training includes four months in the primary care sports medicine faculty clinics, four months in the orthopedic sports medicine faculty clinics, one month in pediatric orthopedics and fracture care, and four months of electives. The fellow has a longitudinal rotation in musculoskeletal radiology for ultrasound training throughout the year, and a weekly longitudinal clinic in his or her primary area of training.

Bucky 2

The fellow assists the UW primary care team physicians in providing care for approximately 900 University of Wisconsin varsity athletes. The fellow has one half-day per week clinic in the McClain Center Athletic Training Room, providing medical care for the student-athletes, conducting pre-participation physical evaluations of the athletes, and participating in athletic event coverage.

The fellow will serve as a team physician for a local high school, providing coverage for all home football games and other sports as needed or desired during the year. The fellow also serves as co-director of the annual Madison Half-Marathon race.

Scholarly Activities

The fellow will have approximately 25 percent academic time through the year.

The fellow will develop or participate in at least one research project in the field of sports medicine. Research topics are tailored to the interests of the individual fellow.

The fellow is required to attend the annual American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Research and Leadership Workshop for Fellows, usually held in late July or early August.

The fellow is required to either submit one original research or review article for publication in a professional journal, or present a clinical case, research poster, or do a research podium presentation at a national professional or scientific society meeting by completion of the fellowship.

The fellow is required to attend a weekly sports medicine conference consisting of sports medicine, orthopedic and rehabilitation topics, MRI clinical correlation, and journal club. The fellow will present one 45-minute lecture every six to eight weeks at this conference.

Teaching Activities

The fellow participates in teaching medical students and residents. This involves teaching in the clinics, lectures and informal discussions for medical students and residents on topics chosen by the fellow and the fellowship directors.

The fellow may be asked to present topics in a primary care conference in the Department of Pediatrics; present one Grand Rounds for the Department of Pediatrics or one Grand Rounds for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; and present didactic lectures in the undergraduate athletic training course, “Medical Aspects of Exercise and Sports” every year in the spring.

The fellow will be expected to present one or two lectures at the annual regional UW Sports Medicine Symposium.

The fellow may also be asked to give sports-medicine-related talks to community groups, organizations, and media outlets.