Program Overview

This fellowship is created to provide the knowledge to adequately evaluate and treat sports medicine related injuries and become an active professional in the field of sports medicine. The fellow will have rotations in all major aspects of sports medicine, including monthly rotations in primary care sports medicine, orthopedic sports medicine, specialty clinics such as hand/wrist and foot/ankle, and physical therapy. 

Longitudinal scheduling in the St. Francis Family Medicine clinic will also give the fellow experience in many aspects of sports medicine while also maintaining family medicine skills. The fellow will work with Virginia Commonwealth University and Randolph Macon College athletes through event and training room coverage. The fellow will be assigned a local high school and will work with the high school ATC to provide on-site care. In addition, the fellow will assist in covering the Richmond Marathon and the Monument 10K (one of the nation’s largest 10Ks). 

Didactic learning is composed of weekly sports medicine conferences where the fellow is responsible for presentations. The fellow will also complete a research project with a faculty member during the year of training. Training will be given in ultrasound guided injections, fracture care, prolotherapy, and soft tissue and major joint injections.

The fellowship program is located just outside of Richmond, Virginia, which offers a great variety of recreational activities that include whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain and road biking, multiple festivals and concerts, as well as excellent dining and shopping options. Ski slopes and the beach are 90 minutes away.

Upon completion, the fellow will be eligible for the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine (CAQSM) exam.

St. Francis Sports Medicine Team