Program Description

Clinical Activities

  1. The sports medicine clinical training includes five half-days weekly in the UW Health Sports Medicine Clinic. Four months will be spent in primary care sports medicine faculty clinics, four months will be spent in orthopedic faculty clinics, 1 month in musculoskeletal radiology, and three months doing elective rotations.
  2. To fulfill the Sports Medicine Fellowship Accreditation Requirements regarding primary care, the fellow will spend one half-day per week in primary care continuity clinic.
  3. The fellow assists 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, participates in conducting pre-participation physical evaluations of the athletes, and participates in athletic event coverage.
  4. 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.
  5. The fellow serves as a sports medicine consultant to other health care providers in the Departments of Pediatrics and Family Medicine, as well as other community physicians.
  6. The fellow assists with the medical directorship of the Madison Half-Marathon over Memorial Day weekend. The fellow will have the opportunity to assist in coverage of other mass participant events such as the Ironman Triathlon and others as they become available.
  7. The fellow will assist with coverage of the annual WIAA high school state tournament events.

Scholarly Activities

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

  1. The fellow will develop or participate in at least one research project in the field of sports medicine. The research topics are tailored to the interests of the individual fellow.
  2. The fellow is required to attend the Annual AMSSM Research and Leadership Workshop for Fellows, usually held in late July or early August.
  3. 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.
  4. The fellow is required to attend a weekly sports medicine conference consisting of sports medicine topics, MRI clinical correlation, and journal club. The fellow will present one 45-minute lecture every 5-6 weeks at this conference.
  5. All fellows are required to participate in the Scientific Writing Workshops and an Advanced Short Course in Clinical Research offered at the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). Opportunities exist for the fellow to complete a Capstone Certificate program and various graduate level research courses commensurate with prior experience and career goals.


  1. The fellow is expected to teach medical students and residents in the clinical setting. This will consist of lectures and informal discussions for medical students and residents on topics chosen by the fellow and the directors of the fellowship.
  2. The fellow may be asked to present topics in a primary care conference in the Department of Pediatrics, one Grand Rounds for the Department of Pediatrics, or one Grand Rounds for the Department of Family Medicine, and will be asked to present didactic lectures to an undergraduate athletic training course "Medical Aspects of Exercise and Sports" every year in the spring.
  3. The fellow will be expected to deliver one or two lectures for the annual UW Sports Medicine Symposium.
  4. The fellow may also be asked to give sports medicine related talks to community groups or organizations.