Sports Medicine Fellowship
Our sponsoring institution, Southwest Healthcare Medical Education Consortium, comprises five acute care hospitals recognized for quality of care and patient safety. The Sports Medicine Fellowship takes place at four of these facilities — Temecula Valley Hospital, Southwest Healthcare Inland Valley Hospital, Southwest Healthcare Rancho Springs Hospital, and Corona Regional Medical Center. Over the course of their training, fellows may provide care for patients across these sites.
The primary clinical site is at Motion Medical Group, a primary care and sports medicine office that has been serving the athletes of the Temecula Valley for over 30 years. Temecula Valley Hospital was built in 2013 and offers a comprehensive range of services similar to hospitals in large metropolitan areas. The hospital offers specialty services including Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Neuro-interventional services.
Fellows will be issued a Butterfly Handheld Ultrasound that they are expected to use daily while enrolled in our Sports Medicine Fellowship. Fellows have weekly dedicated procedure clinic employing MSK ultrasound. Sports Medicine Fellows also have weekly ED Ultrasound Grand Rounds in addition to an afternoon ED POCUS rotation.
Other outpatient rotation experiences include Cardiology, Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Radiology, Neurology, Podiatry, Rheumatology, Regenerative Medicine, Ortho Ski Trauma at Mammoth Mountain and other medical and surgical subspecialties.
Below is an example block schedule of clinical rotations for the Sports Medicine Fellowship:
- Block 1 – Ortho Adult
- Block 2 – Radiology/Imaging
- Block 3 – Ortho Peds
- Block 4 – MSK US/POCUS
- Block 5 – Cardiology
- Block 6 – Ortho Adult
- Block 7 – Sports Nutrition
- Block 8 – Elective
- Block 9 – Ski/Olympic/Dance
- Block 10 – Ortho Peds
- Block 11 – Elective
- Block 12 – Spine and Head Trauma
- Block 13 – PM&R
Didactics are very robust and broadly encompassing. All Sports Medicine Fellows will attend weekly didactics. This didactic curriculum is composed of core lecture topics, board review, Journal Club, Grand Rounds and M&Ms.
They will also have special rotation-specific didactic lectures provided by faculty on a weekly basis. For example, while on the Pediatrics rotation, they will have pediatric specific didactic lectures each week.
Research and Scholarly Activity
Our program seeks to advance our fellows’ knowledge of basic principles of research, including how research is conducted, evaluated, explained to patients and applied to patient care. Fellows will develop their research abilities through various activities including Journal Club, Population Health didactics and Clinical Case Conference didactic sessions.
Fellows are assigned faculty mentors to advise and guide them with their research and scholarly activities. Because of its importance, fellows will be allotted time for scholarly activity as well as the ability to request elective time for scholarly pursuits.
All fellows are expected to participate in scholarly activity. Fellows are to complete at least two Scholarly Activity Projects over the course of their training, one of which must be a quality improvement project. Fellows will participate in hospital performance improvement committees and be exposed to ongoing activities taking place at the hospital such as patient safety efforts and quality improvement.
Fellows will present their Scholarly Activity Projects during didactic sessions and are encouraged to submit their projects for presentation and/or publication at professional local, regional or national meetings or in peer-reviewed journals.