The sports medicine fellow will see patients in the sports medicine clinic at Memorial Health University Physicians Family Care, which houses the family medicine residency program. The fellow will be precepted by the fellowship director.
In the clinic, the fellow will diagnose and treat a broad array of musculoskeletal conditions, including diagnostic and interventional ultrasound injections.
Sports Medicine Clinic
The fellow will gain additional experience by working in a sports medicine clinic with a specialist in Statesboro, Georgia. This will include diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, as well as various types of injections, including steroids, hyaluronic acid and platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
A renowned orthopedic practice, located less than a mile from the clinic, will serve as the primary orthopedic clinic for the fellow. The primary preceptor is fellowship-trained in orthopedic sports medicine. The fellow will also work with a sports medicine-trained physical therapist at the clinic.
High School and College Sports Coverage
The fellow will serve as team physician for a local high school and also work with Georgia Southern University, a NCAA Division I school in Statesboro, GA. In addition to college sports in Statesboro, there are opportunities for professional soccer coverage as well. Further, there are local college opportunities at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) throughout the year, providing coverage for many sports. SCAD, a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), offers sports such as soccer, lacrosse and equestrian events. The fellow will collaborate with athletic trainers at each school throughout the academic year to gain experience working with a sports medicine team.
The fellow will coordinate and participate in pre-participation physicals at local high schools and colleges. The fellow will gain experience covering mass participation events, including the Savannah Rock ‘n Roll Marathon among other local/regional opportunities.