The Sports Medicine Fellowship at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital /MedStar Washington Hospital Center is one of the fastest growing, well-balanced sports medicine fellowships in the country. Our goal is to provide a thoughtful, multidisciplinary learning environment in which young orthopaedic surgeons can learn the art and science of sports medicine while developing an appropriate foundation for career long success.
Our program seeks to balance high volume clinical/surgical experiences, a wide variety of team's coverage/organizational partnerships, and exciting research/educational opportunities.
The program is centered on a mentorship-based model in which fellows participate in all facets of their attending's sports services. This provides a real world look at the practice of sports medicine and facilitates meaningful patients follow up and athletic teams coverage.
Learning experiences are centered around direct participation in office practice, participation in hospital and surgery center based operative cases, and gradual increasing responsibilities in a variety of training room and on field opportunities. We have an extensive didactic program and ample time is allotted for research and self directed learning opportunities. The program incorporates the concepts of competency based education and utilizes the six core competencies to guide program development and evaluation.
We recognize the fellowship as a time for assimilation and application of specialized sports medicine knowledge. There is no required emergency room or group call, no redundant teams or events coverage and ample time to participate in a variety of learning experiences. Our program has had a long and successful record of caring for athletes in the mid-atlantic area, a growing national reputation, and our fellows are viewed as an integral part of our practice and success. Fellows are treated as peers and in turn are expected to approach this opportunity in a responsible mature manner.