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Program curriculum

Both longitudinal and block rotations are used to expose our fellows to the diagnosis and management of a broad range of sports medicine and subspecialty orthopedic conditions. Our fellow rotates with three core primary care sports medicine physicians over the course of the training year. The core faculty members have embraced the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound as both an extension of the physical examination and as a diagnostic and interventional tool. Fellows are expected to gain competency in musculoskeletal ultrasound during the training year and then embark on a lifelong learning plan to gain further mastery with musculoskeletal ultrasound.

We have three sports medicine clinics in Janesville, Wisconsin, that the fellow will rotate through. In addition, the fellow receives exposure to a wide variety of sports medicine opportunities, including team physician responsibilities, game coverage, concussion management, and development and implementation of medical coverage for mass participation events, including the Ice Age Trail 50 (50k, 50-mile, 13.1 mile)

Our sports medicine fellowship combines NCAA Division III sports coverage with experiences evaluating and treating patients with varied musculoskeletal complaints. The fellow participates in athletics coverage of two NCAA Division III schools: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Beloit College as well and multiple different high school sporting events throughout the year, including football, basketball, wrestling and more.

Unlike bigger university programs that compete with other private orthopedic, sports medicine and pain management physicians for referrals and patient volume, our sports medicine clinics serve as the primary source of musculoskeletal medicine for all age groups in the region.

Clinical experience

The fellows will have broad exposure to every aspect of sports medicine, including:

  • Clinics with primary care sports medicine faculty
  • Clinics with orthopedic sports medicine faculty
  • Rotations with:
    • Hand clinic
    • Musculoskeletal radiology
    • Advance diagnostic and procedural ultrasound clinic
    • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
    • Nutrition
    • Physical, occupational and aquatic therapy
  • Half-day primary care clinic
  • Two half-day sports medicine primary care clinics

Fellowship opportunities

  • Attend and present at AMSSM
  • Teach residents at Mercyhealth Family Medicine Residency–Janesville
  • Dedicated ultrasound experience
  • Weekly sports medicine didactics
  • Provide medical coverage for the following sports teams and events:
    • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    • Beloit College
    • Local high schools
    • Midwest Cross Country Invitational
    • Janesville Jets Hockey
    • Special Olympics Summer Games
    • Ice Age Trail 50
    • Milk Man Triathlon
    • Ironman Wisconsin (Full and Half)
    • Other local events