Sports Medicine Fellowship

St. Francis Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

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, orthopaedic 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 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 Washington Redskins training camp 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.

For more information regarding the Sports Medicine Fellowship, please contact: 
Doris Garland, Residency Coordinator 
Bon Secours St. Francis Family Medicine Residency Program 
Phone: 804-595-1444 
Fax: 804-739-8923 
E-mail: doris_garland@bshsi.org


Kavita Deshpande, MD

Undergraduate: New York Institute of Technology
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Residency Program: University of Massachusetts Family Medicine Residency

Hometown: Roslyn, New York

Medical interests: sports medicine, adolescent medicine.

Personal: traveling, spending time with friends and family

 

Nicholas Smith, DO

Undergraduate: Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, West Virginia

Residency Program: VCU/ Riverside Family Medicine Residency, Newport News, Virginia

Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia

Medical interests: sports medicine, preventive medicine, urgent care

Personal: As a native Virginian, I enjoy its history and nature from the Appalachian Mountains in the west and Atlantic Ocean to the east, and basically everything in between. And of course, Old Dominion University athletics , Go Monarchs!

Jeffrey B. Roberts, MD, CAQ - Program Director 
jeffrey_roberts@bshsi.org

Position: Sports Medicine Fellowship Director 
Medical School: Medical College of Virginia – Virginia Commonwealth University 
Residency: Family Practice, Duke University Medical Center 
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Duke University Medical Center 
Certified: American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine

John P. Sherrod, MD, FAAFP 
john_sherrod@bshsi.org

Undergraduate: Hampden-Sydney College, BS Interscience/Biology 1970 
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia 
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University - Blackstone Program, Family Practice 
Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Faculty Development Fellowship in Family Medicine 
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians 
Certification: Licensed to practice medicine in Virginia & North Carolina, Board Certified in Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualification - Sports Medicine 
Medical Interests: Sports Medicine and Preventive Medicine 
Outside Interests: Outdoor activities and grandchildren

The program includes the following portions

  • coverage of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) sports team and training room
  • coverage of local high school team
  • coverage of medical tent at Monument 10K (approx. 40,000 racers)
  • PPE for 9 high schools
  • rotations:
    • primary sports medicine
    • rotations with 3 local orthopaedic groups
    • PMR
    • PT
  • attend AMSSM meeting
  • weekly sports medicine conference
  • Bon Secours is assisting with medical coverage for the Redskins training camp that will start in Richmond this year. 

eligibility

Graduated or eligible to graduate in good standing from an accredited Family Medicine residency program. Eligible applicants will submit applications to the fellowship program which will be reviewed by the selection committee. Selected applicants will then be invited for a personal interview. The selection committee will then rank the applicants. Selection process will be performed by the match process. The fellowship reserves the right to accept candidates outside of the match.

salary & benefits

Sports Medicine Fellow 
Salary: $56,036 
CME Funds for PGY4: $1,000 
Yearly stipend for mileage: $2,000

Residents receive or may purchase benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), maternity/paternity leave, retirement and disability insurance. Meals will be provided in conjunction with educational/didactic and mandatory conferences. Vacation: All Residents receive 27 days during each academic year for vacation, holidays (including time off around Christmas), CME, sick days and future job searches.

Recruitment Benefits

  • Access to Up-To-Date Information
  • AAFP Dues

curriculum

Sports Medicine / Primary Care 2 Months
Sports Medicine / Orthopedics 3 Months
Spine 1 Month
Hand & Wrist 1 Month
Hip / Joint1 1 Month
Physical Therapy / PMR 1 Month
Foot & Ankle 1 Month
Elective 2 Months