During the program, fellows will be exposed to the following training:
- Acute and Degenerative Conditions of the Shoulder, including Arthroscopic and open management of Instability, Rotator Cuff Injury, and Fractures
- Shoulder arthroplasty
- Open and arthroscopic management of the athlete’s elbow, including UCL reconstruction/repair, cartilage repair
- Hip Preservation and Hip Arthroscopy
- Complex Knee Reconstruction, including, Multiligamentous Knee Surgery, Meniscal Repair and Transplantation, Patellar Stabilization, Osteotomy, Partial Knee Replacement
- Chondral Restoration (Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation, Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation)
- Regenerative Medicine (Platelet Rich Plasma, Bone Marrow Aspirate, Adipose-Derived Tissue)
- Sideline and Training Room Athletic Team Coverage
- Diagnostic Ultrasound and Radiographic-Guided Injection
The basis for a fellow's training and education will be through clinical training, research opportunities, and conferences and didactics.
Clinical Rotations and Educational Programs
Patient care is an important part of your responsibilities as a fellow. You’ll perform consultations, participate in team physician coverage and gain extensive experience through operating room, inpatient and outpatient duties. Our rotations and education programs form the basis of the clinical and educational components of our fellowship.
The fellows have excellent interaction with athletic trainers through experiences with Wake Forest, Winston-Salem State, North Carolina School for the Arts, Forsyth County High Schools, and the Winston-Salem Dash. Medical Plaza - Miller, Sports Medicine - Stratford, Davie Medical Center, houses all of our outpatient physical therapy services and the fellows have excellent opportunity for interaction with physical therapists. The 3-month rotations allow excellent continuity of care experiences.
Medical Plaza - Miller houses all of our outpatient clinics, physical therapy services, and a a state-of-the-art motion monitor. Three-month rotations provide excellent continuity-of-care experiences, and you’ll have many opportunities to interact with Physician Assistants. This center is also connected to the digital radiology systems and the medical record systems.
You’ll attend outpatient clinic sessions with the faculty member on whose service you’re rotating. This involves up to two days of clinic per week, depending on the faculty member and weekly schedule.
You’ll also interact with athletic trainers through experiences with Wake Forest teams, Winston-Salem State teams and the Winston-Salem Dash.
August/September/October and February/March/April
Fellows spend time assigned primarily to the gold team in a three-month block. This includes both operating room and outpatient clinic experience, and generally includes two days in the clinic and two days in the operating room each week. Operating room coverage allows fellows to function as primary surgeon, teaching assistant, or first assistant according to the particular case and fellow and resident availability.
Gold Team Service Faculty
October/November/December and May/June/July
Fellows spend time assigned primarily to the black team in a three-month block. This includes both operating room and outpatient clinic experience, and generally includes two days in the clinic and two days in the operating room each week. Operating room coverage allows fellows to function as primary surgeon, teaching assistant, or first assistant according to the particular case and fellow and resident availability. Residents do have access to cross cover in the event of unique educational opportunities.
Black Team Service Faculty
Sports medicine fellows participate in team physician coverage under the supervision of full-time faculty.
Our faculty members serve as team physicians to both Wake Forest University (Division I) and Winston-Salem State University (Division II). We also provide sports medicine coverage to:
- Local high schools (Forsyth County, Wilkes County, Stokes County, Surry County)
- Performance Artists at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
- Winston-Salem Dash, Single-A professional baseball team for the Chicago White Sox
The fellows function in team physician activities at the Wake Forest University athletic program, Winston-Salem State University athletic program, and Winston-Salem Dash (Chicago White Sox minor affiliate). This is under the direct supervision of Dr. Hubbard, Dr. Waterman, and Dr. Coates. In addition, the fellows assist in high school sports coverage for the Forsyth County School District and special events coverage, such as the Winston-Salem Open and Winston-Salem Cycling Classic. These activities allow good experiences with excellent supervision, but the opportunity to develop independence is also stressed.