Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Curriculum

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

Clinical Rotations

Sports Medicine fellows have the opportunity to gain additional training during on-site sports coverage in a variety of settings which include:

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

Research Opportunities

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.