Curriculum

The clinical experience is designed to develop expertise in a wide range of medical and musculoskeletal problems in all age ranges. There are longitudinal clinical experiences as well as specialty rotations.

Specialty rotations include adult sports medicine, adult and pediatric orthopedics, musculoskeletal ultrasound, podiatry, hand surgery, sports psychology, nutrition, and pediatric sports medicine. Fellows also rotate through a nationally prominent sports and spine physiatry group, an excellent rheumatology rotation and have a comprehensive musculoskeletal radiology experience. In addition, fellows gain exposure to exercise physiology, exercise stress testing and pulmonary physiology in both healthy and disease states, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

The fellow will gain team physician experience as the doctor for a local high school as well as experience with the University of Washington varsity athletic teams, with principal responsibilities for football and basketball coverage. The fellow has their own continuity clinic in the ICA training room and has significant involvement with football, men’s and women’s basketball as well as other sports. The fellow will also serve as a medical director of the Seattle Marathon and participate in other mass event coverage.

The fellow will have primary care continuity clinics at the family practice residency site (UW Northgate Clinic), and two sports continuity clinics at the University of Washington Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium.

Academic research is encouraged and expected. Educational experiences are supported with a strong didactic series and journal club. The fellow is also encouraged to present at and be active in national sports medicine organizations.

The University of Washington Primary Sports Medicine Fellowship is ideal for dynamic, bright, energetic applicants with a desire to develop strong clinical and research skills who will make an impact on the evolving field of sports medicine.

Past fellows are practicing in a wide variety of clinical settings and have been uniformly successful. Upon successful completion of the fellowship program, fellows are inducted into the “Piriformis Society”. This is a collegial organization open only to past faculty and fellows at the University of Washington. The society’s name is a nod toward our founder’s favorite muscle.