Our Goals and Objectives for Training

The goal of the Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship is to provide a comprehensive, diverse, educational experience in the field of Sports Medicine. Graduates will possess the clinical competence needed to diagnose and manage medical illnesses and injuries related to sports and exercise in a variety of athletes and physically active patient populations. The fellowship will also provide experience in functioning in the role of Team Physician to high school and NCAA Division I student-athletes.

By the end of the 12-month training program, fellows will be proficient in all six ACGME core competencies applicable to the field of Sports Medicine. Specifically, fellows will be able to:

  • Provide continuing, comprehensive care for health problems related to sports and exercise
  • Perform technical procedures, such as: casting and splinting, arthrocentesis and intra-articular joint injections
  • Perform diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided procedures
  • Develop pre-participation examination programs, as well as conduct thorough pre-participation exams for organized athletes of a wide range of ages.
  • Identify and effectively communicate representative inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic procedures
  • Provide on-site care and management to participants at various sporting events. Serve as team physician to several University of Iowa athletic teams which engage in seasonal sports and provide comprehensive and continuing care to team student-athletes
  • Serve as a team physician for a local high school
  • Plan and implement medical coverage for a mass participation event to include: providing medical consultation, direct patient care, event planning, protection of participants, coordination with local EMS systems and other medical aspects of mass participation of events
  • Discern how a variety of disciplines impact the field of sports medicine including, but not limited to: physiology and biomechanics, nutrition, pathology and pathophysiology of illness and injury, pharmacology, sports psychology, ethics and medical/legal aspects of exercise and sports
  • Provide appropriate in-patient and in-patient follow-up care
  • Provide patient, medical student, resident-education regarding sports medicine to patients, families, colleagues, allied health personnel, and community sports medicine networks
  • Conduct sports medicine scholarly activity
  • Utilize evidence-based medicine in clinical sports medicine practice
  • Maintain primary specialty skills