Curriculum

See the rotation sites, sample of monthly and yearly schedules below.

Rotation sites

  • Fellows primarily rotate between the University of Arizona Campus Health Service clinic, the Arizona Institute for Sports Medicine and McKale Center Campus Health Service satellite clinic for Intercollegiate Athletes
  • Family Medicine fellows spend one half day a week in the primary care clinic for athletes on the University of Arizona campus
  • Emergency Medicine fellows spend on average five 9 hour shift in the emergency department each month at Banner University Medical Center- South and Main Campus
  • No formal in-patient call
  • Shared responsibility to be first called for in season medical issue with varsity athletes

Didactics

  • Our fellows learn the following commonly performed procedures: Joint aspirations and injections, fracture management, diagnostic ultrasound and osteopathic manual therapy
  • Electives. The fellows will spend 2-3 two-week rotations devoted to orthopedic sports medicine, two weeks with upper extremity orthopedic surgeons, two weeks with lower extremity orthopedic surgeons and two weeks with orthopedic spine surgeons.  They will also spend 2-4 weeks with devoted time to working with our musculoskeletal radiologists.   Other electives are available if approved with the administration.
  • The fellows work with our nutritionist and disordered eating team.  They work with our physical therapists and athletic trainers.
  • The fellows travel with the football team.  We have also covered the Tucson marathon, Phoenix PF Chang Rock ‘N Roll Marathon (including the elite tent), Tucson Rodeo, MLS presearson, FC Tucson professional soccer, Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL), U of A elite dance program, high level club sports such as ice hockey, lacrosse and rugby.  Electively our fellows can help cover MLB Spring training with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Extensive experience with pre-participation physicals is achieved during fellowship for all levels: professional, intercollegiate, recreational, high school.
  • We cover all intercollegiate and club sports programs. (see rotation sites and team/event coverage below)  
  • During the year, our fellows have dedicated time—one half day per week--for developing a research project. 
  • We have diagnostic ultrasound in clinical practice, dedicated CME and didactics.
  • The Fellow is actively involved in teaching with our sports medicine education for residents from family medicine, emergency medicine and pediatrics.  The fellows have been involved in giving hands on lectures to students in the medical school and nurse practitioners program.

Our fellows are actively involved with the following programs. They provide sideline coverage for football practice and assist with sideline coverage for home games. Each year our fellows are sent on one away football game. In the past our fellows have travelled with men’s and women’s basketball, soccer teams. They have also staffed the men’s Pac 12 basketball tournament. Our fellows cover all home ice hockey games, with attending back-up call. Our fellows have been involved in coverage of Pac 12 and NCAA event/tournament coverage when the University of Arizona is host site. Additionally, our fellows have been actively involved in MLS preseason coverage, including the Desert Diamond Cup, and also we cover FC Tucson and Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL).

University of Arizona Intercollegiate Athletics

  •     Baseball
  •     Basketball, men & women
  •     Cross Country, men & women
  •     Football
  •     Golf, men & women
  •     Gymnastics, women
  •     Soccer, women
  •     Softball
  •     Swimming and Diving, men & women
  •     Tennis, men & women
  •     Track and Field, men & women
  •     Volleyball court and sand, women

University of Arizona Sports Clubs

  •     Ice Hockey, men
  •     Lacrosse, men & women
  •     Rugby, men & women, Seven's
  •     Soccer, men & women
  •     Volleyball, men & women
  •     Water Polo, men & women

University of Arizona Elite Dance Program
University of Arizona Musicians
Local High School football home games
Local High School Wrestling Tournament
Tucson Marathon
Tucson Rodeo
Phoenix PF Chang’s Rock and Roll Marathon
Major League Soccer (MLS)
FC Tucson professional soccer
Elective to assist with Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Spring Training and Minor League baseball

The University of Arizona Sports Medicine Fellowship has several formats for ongoing didactics. We have a monthly didactic, evening session for the teaching faculty, fellows and physical therapists and athletic trainers to cover in a more discussion format key topics of interest in a multispecialty perspective. We also have a monthly journal club combined with the faculty and fellows of sports medicine and orthopedic sports medicine as well as interested residents from family medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics and orthopedics. We have an additional ultrasound curriculum that includes bedside teaching sessions. We have review sessions designed to go over core knowledge, which will prepare the fellow to take the sports medicine CAQ.

Arizona Institute for Sports Medicine

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

This is an ambulatory sports medicine clinic with orthopedic sports medicine and primary care sports medicine working side by side.  We have on site radiography, physical therapy and durable medical goods and casting.  We utilize an EMR - Epic.  Adjacent to the clinic is Banner - UMC South Campus, which is another teaching hospital for the University of Arizona with emergency room, radiology, MRI, operating suites and inpatient capabilities.

The University of Arizona Campus Health Service

  • Sports medicine
  • Primary Care, Urgent Care
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

This is the other primary site where the fellow practices ambulatory sports medicine.  In addition this clinic is full service with onsite physical therapy, full lab, pharmacy, pubic health service, acute care, women’s health, occupational, psychiatry and mental health services and general medicine.  We also offer massage therapy.  We utilize Point and Click as our EMR.
http://www.health.arizona.edu

The University of Arizona McKale Center, satellite clinic

  • Intercollegiate Athletics

This is a satellite clinic for Campus Health Service in the McKale Athletic Center.  This is the preferred location for the treatment of the athletes. It also has a C-Arm fluoroscope in addition to full EMR.  There is also an additional training room and satellite clinic in the football stadium North endzone complex.

The University of Arizona Banner University Campus

  • Radiology
  • Emergency Room

This is the primary teaching hospital, 345 beds,  for the University of Arizona.  It has a Level One trauma center.  Here the fellows work with the musculoskeletal radiologists and our emergency medicine fellow works in the emergency department. www.emergencymed.arizona.edu

The University of Arizona Banner University South Campus

  • Emergency Room

This is the other teaching hospital, 200 beds, for the University of Arizona with MRI, operating suites and inpatient capabilities.  The emergency medicine fellow works in this emergency department as well.

University Orthopedic Specialists

Private orthopedic practice, where the fellow works with Dr. Jon Nisbet, orthopedic sports medicine surgeon and team orthopedic surgeon. The fellow can accompany Dr. NIsbet in outpatient surgery.

Southwest Shoulder, Elbow and Hand

Private practice orthopedic upper extremity specialty practice. Here the fellow spends a minimum 2 weeks in the clinic and in the OR with the upper extremity specialist. http://swhand.com

Tucson Orthopedic Institute

Private, multispecialty, orthopedic group office.  Here the fellow rotates with our PM& R specialist and works with orthopedic spine specialists.