Curriculum (SM)

The goal of the sports medicine curriculum is to provide the following:

1. A balanced experience including primary care, orthopedics, and team physician responsibilities

2. Procedural skills in musculoskeletal ultrasound, joint injection, splinting and casting, exercise treadmill tests, and other procedures in which the fellow may be interested

3. Critical thinking skills that allow the fellow to effectively review articles, write for publication, and perform sports medicine related research

The fellowship curriculum consists of monthly rotation blocks as well as a longitudinal curriculum. The monthly rotation curriculum consists of the following:

  • Intro to Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Sports Orthopedics (2 months)
  • Rehab/Strength and Conditioning
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Cardiology
  • Spine
  • Multidisciplinary
    • Nutrition
    • Psychology
    • Neuropsychology
    • Exercise Physiology
  • Elective


Longitudinal curriculum includes:

  • Training Room Rounds
  • Primary Care Clinic
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Mass Event Coverage
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction Clinic
  • Didactics and Journal Clubs
  • Research/Quality Improvement

Education occurs through a variety of clinical settings including primary care sports medicine clinics, orthopedic clinics, radiology centers, rehabilitation settings, sidelines, and training rooms.

The fellow will also function in the role of a team physician for local universities and high schools. The primary opportunities exist working with Marian University, Butler University, and Indianapolis Pike High School.

Teaching is also an expected component of the fellowship. The fellow will have the opportunity to teach residents, medical students, and other post graduate students. Teaching opportunities exist in clinical settings, noon conference lectures, journal clubs, and small group sessions.