The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Wake Forest School of Medicine is designed to enhance an individual's skills in sports medicine by gaining experience in a variety of settings which include:
- Clinical training
- Procedural tests
- Coverage at various facilities including Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem Dash and more
- Didactic and teaching through weekly and month conferences and clubs
- Dedicated research curriculum to further enhance the training experience
In addition to having a dedicated ultrasound for the program, fellows also have access to:
- Center for Experiential and Applied Learning
- Carpenter Library
- Fellow office library
Sports Medicine fellows have the opportunity to gain additional training during on-site sports coverage in a variety of settings which include:
- Sports Medicine Clinics at the Family Practice Center
- Sports Medicine Clinics at the Medical Plaza-Miller (Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Center (CORC) or formerly CompRehab Plaza)
- Sports Medicine - Stratford
- Wake Forest University (WFU) Training Room
- University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Arts Training Room
- Winston-Salem State University Training Room
- Family Medicine Continuity Clinics
- WFU Exercise Physiology Programs
- Assistance in the Operating Room
- Wake Forest University Department of Athletics
- Winston-Salem State University
- University of North Carolina School for the Arts
- Local High School Sports
- Winston-Salem Dash Professional Baseball
- Winston-Salem Open
For more details about on-site coverage opportunities please download the primary care sports medicine rotation guide.
- Adolescent medicine
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Hand surgery
- Physical medicine
- Physical therapy
Electives usually occur one half-day per week for one to three months. Fellows are encouraged to use the many resourcesavailable in the School of Medicine and the university.
On Call Responsibilities
Fellows will follow a call schedule with the student health clinic at Wake Forest University throughout the academic year. Fellows will usually be on call 2 or 3 nights during the week from 5pm to 8am.
Conferences and Didactics
Fellows will be responsible for participating in the following conferences and didactic sessions:
- Annual American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Fellows Research and Leadership Conference
- Annual AMSSM meeting
- Ultrasound workshop
- Weekly didactic sessions held each Wednesday
- Weekly sports medicine noon conference held each Friday
- Journal club
- Southeast fellows conclave
Active participation and an interest in learning is a must, and involvement in clinical research is encouraged.. Time and supervision are available to produce at least one major publication or scientific presentation in the field of sports medicine.
Primary Care Sports Medicine fellows in the Department of Family and Community Medicine are actively involved in clinical research and are expected to produce at least one major publication or scientific presentation in the field of sports medicine.
Fellows have easy access to the research director, epidemiologists and research assistants to gain further insights into research design and statistical analysis. One half-day per week is set aside for research and scholarly activity.
Registration and travel is provided for each fellow to attend the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Research Workshop for Sports Medicine Fellows. This national conference on research techniques and experimental design occurs early in the fellowship year.