The UVA Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program will be administered out of the UVA Family Medicine Residency Program in the Department of Family Medicine within the UVA Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia. All clinical rotations and experiences will take place in clinic sites and departments that are part of the UVA health system.
The fellow will spend 1 half day per week participating in a curriculum designed to teach faculty development, research design, literature appraisal, and information mastery. Additionally, the fellows will receive core didactic lectures by different faculty covering the various aspects of the sports medicine curriculum. The curricular aspects will be supervised by Dr. Siobhan Statuta.
UVA Family Medicine Sports Medicine Clinic
The fellow will spend 2 half days per week in the Family Medicine Clinic. One half day will be in the Sports Medicine Clinic under the supervision of Fellowship Director, Siobhan Statuta, MD. The fellow will spend the other half day per week providing continuity care to family medicine patients. The fellow will also participate in Family Medicine Residency didactic lectures and grand rounds; as well as be expected to provide didactic lectures to the residents on sports medicine topics.
The fellow will spend 2 half days per week in the orthopedic sports medicine clinic where they will be exposed to general orthopedics, as well as specialty clinics in foot, hand, and spine surgery. The overall supervision will be by Dr. David Diduch. The fellow will also participate in weekly anatomy and musculoskeletal radiology conferences.
The fellow will spend 2-3 half days per week in the training room providing acute primary care to the UVA athletes under the supervision of Dr. John MacKnight. This activity will also provide experience interacting with different athletic trainers assigned to the different athletic teams. The fellow will develop a deep appreciation for the critical role the ATC plays in sports medicine. Ethan Saliba, ATC , PhD, will play an integral supervisory role in this aspect of the training.
The fellow will spend 1 half day per week in this specialty clinic in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department supervised by Dr. Robert Wilder. The clinic evaluates injuries in runners and provides experience in gait evaluation and orthotic use and design. Additionally, fellows will get additional training in obtaining compartment pressure measurement and observe EMG/NCV studies.
The fellow will participate 1 half day per week observing/assisting with orthopedic surgical procedures under the supervision of Dr. David Diduch, Dr. Mark Miller, and Dr. Eric Carson.
Sideline Athletic Coverage
Athletic coverage will take place at the high school level (Western Albemarle High School) and the collegiate level (UVA Athletics) throughout the year depending on the sport. The fellow will participate in athletic sideline coverage with faculty supervision at all times. The fellow will also actively participate in providing pre-participation physical examinations for the schools and athletic teams they are covering.
Mass Participation Events
The fellow will participate in several mass participation events each year including the Charlottesville 10-miler, Half-Marathon and Marathon, and the Women’s 4-Miler race. Additionally, they will participate in numerous invitational cross-country meets. The fellows will help in the planning and coordination of providing medical coverage of the events including communication with race directors, EMS personnel and the UVA Emergency Dept. personnel. They will also participate in the after action meeting to assess the event and make recommendations to improve future event coverage.
The fellowship program will emphasize physiology and biomechanics; principles of nutrition; pathophysiology of illness and injury; effects of therapeutic, performance enhancing and recreational drugs; psychological aspects of exercise, performance and completion; ethical principles; medico-legal aspects of exercise and sports; and research and medical writing principles. Elective rotations may be done in any of these, or other, related areas.