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Sports Medicine Fellowship: Curriculum

Key components of the schedule are as follows:

  • 3 to 4 half-days in the orthopedic office.
  • 2 to 3 half-days in the Sports Medicine Center.
  • 1 half-day in the University/Student Health Sports Medicine Clinic.
  • 1 half-day elective.
  • 1 half-day Sports Medicine seminar.
  • 1 half-day bi-weekly with an orthopedic subspecialist or PMR physician.
  • 1 evening per week at Urgent Care Center (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
  • Training Room - time depends on location.

Procedure Proficiency

Includes the preparation of orthotics, joint injections, casting, splinting and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Elective educational experiences are available in exercise physiology, sports psychology, exercise tolerance testing and sports nutrition.

Faculty at the Family Medicine Center also assists fellows with scholarly projects, including research, case reports and complex treatment issues with athletes.

Ultrasound Curriculum

As part of their ultrasound education, our fellows spend a significant amount of time in our ultrasound lab in downtown Greensboro at our Union Square campus. In July, we invite new sports medicine fellows from across the region to attend a one-day course on the introduction of ultrasound.

It is a full day of scanning which includes 68 of the most common scans that we preform in our clinics. Our fellows also spend every third Friday afternoon of each month at the lab honing their skills and, in the second half of the year, performing more advanced scans.

Scholarly Activity

  • Case reports and research projects for presentation at AMSSM annual meeting.
  • Case submission to the Southeastern ACSM meeting.
  • AMSSM annual meeting
  • Advanced Team Physician Course
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Skills course
  • Southeastern ACSM meeting (optional when not conflicting with other duties)


Friday didactic sessions are taught by fellows and faculty on a rotating basis. Fellows will do direct hands on skill teaching with medical students and residents.

A new Ultrasound Teaching lab has been established under the direction of Dr. Fields at the Union Square Campus (a collaborative teaching institution in Greensboro for local colleges and health systems). Fellows will be involved in teaching basic ultrasound skills to medical student and resident learners.