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Sports Medicine Residency Track

Faculty

Andrew Nobe, MD CAQSM (Director)
Brian Kim, MD CAQSM
Christopher Kroner, MD CAQSM 

Background

Sports medicine physicians are fellowship-trained in non-surgical musculoskeletal evaluation and treatments, the evaluation and management of concussions, and prevention and treatment of activity-related injuries and illnesses. Sports medicine is recognized as a subspecialty by both the American Board of Medical Specialties and by Medicare. Sports medicine physicians are initially board certified in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and then go on to complete one or more years of additional training in Sports Medicine through an ACGME-approved fellowship program. Sports medicine physicians successfully complete a subspecialty qualification examination in sports medicine and maintain requirements for ongoing certification. Many professional sports leagues and college teams require a sports medicine certification to be a team physician.

Overview

The sports medicine track has been developed to provide education, training, and exposure to primary care sports medicine experiences beyond the required core education and training during the family medicine residency curriculum. The longitudinal curriculum is designed to provide a strong sports medicine foundation for those residents who are considering a primary care sports medicine fellowship or future primary care practice with significant community sports and event coverage. The focused experiences will help nourish the resident’s interest in developing the medical knowledge, clinical skills, attitudes, behaviors, and leadership skills important for the practice of primary care sports medicine. The curriculum will include additional sports medicine elective experiences, event coverage, team physician responsibilities, scholarly activities, musculoskeletal ultrasound training, journal club/required readings, teaching at sports medicine workshops/didactics, attendance at sports medicine conferences, and mentorship from fellowship-trained sports medicine faculty. The sports medicine track would ideally position the participating resident as a strong candidate for acceptance into a primary care sports medicine fellowship training program or prepare the interested resident for delivering high quality, safe musculoskeletal and sports medicine care in the community.