Recommendations for Enhancing Sports Medicine Fellowship Training. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation Jain, N. B., Borg-Stein, J., Miranda-Comas, G., Micheo, W., Visco, C., Fredericson, M. 2019


Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) trained physicians are increasingly interested in caring for patients with musculoskeletal and sports disorders. Sports medicine fellowships are designed to provide competency in sports medicine and musculoskeletal care. The authors, with endorsement from the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), provide a framework and tools that Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited sports medicine fellowship programs can use to enhance and meet the ACGME program requirements. Based on the position statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), we propose recommendations for ACGME accredited sports medicine programs to achieve standards of excellence. We also provide recommendations for research requirements during the course of a sports fellowship. With the proposed recommendations, a sports medicine fellowship program can achieve excellence and enhance fellowship training by increasing proficiency in PM&R-based skills relevant to sports and musculoskeletal medicine. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of musculoskeletal and sports medicine, it is also key that fellowship programs (regardless of the department that they are accredited through) have faculty members that represents these disciplines and accept applicants with residency training in PM&R, internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, and emergency medicine.

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