The longitudinal curriculum is designed to provide knowledge to evaluate and treat sports medicine related injuries while becoming an active professional in the field of Sports Medicine.
We begin the academic year with several important didactic sessions held during orientation to help fellows prepare for the Fall sports season. Orientation didactic sessions may vary from year-to-year based on feedback from a baseline survey. Concussion Management, Ultrasound Workshop, Fracture/Dislocation & Splinting tend to be reoccurring topics. Below is a list of additional didactic opportunities you may attend to further your Sports Medicine medical knowledge.
Sports Medicine Monthly Didactic Topic Sample List:
Fellows have the opportunity to work with David Howell, PhD, ATC who is the Lead Researcher with the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Assistant Professor at CU Orthopedics, and mentor to the Sports Medicine fellows.
Because the fellowship is a one-year training program, we ask incoming fellows to think about a basic research question of interest with background literature to discuss with Dr. Howell prior to the July 1st start date. Dr. Howell and other selected mentors then work with each fellow individually to identify relevant, interesting, and feasible research projects that can be completed in one year. Shortly after the start of the fellowship Dr. Howell and the mentorship team will meet with the fellow to start regular “research check-ins” to identify the “nuts & bolts” of data collection/analysis/research process, and to construct a timeline for successful project completion. Fellows receive 1 half-day/week of dedicated time for scholarly research projects.
Over the last two years, our fellows’ scholarly projects have included several published articles along with podium presentations at both the local and national level; including an award for best resident/fellow research project in 2020!
Scholarly Activity Requirements:
Fellows are required to lead one research/QI project during the academic year.
Fellows are expected to present a minimum of one research /QI project at the AMSSM and/or ACSM Annual Conference.
Additional research opportunities are available, if interested.