Criteria for Promotion and Graduation

Upon completion of this program, the fellow should be well grounded in extensive clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of common sports-related injuries, as well as the more unusual injuries requiring PCL and multi-ligamentous knee reconstructions, periarticular osteotomies of the knee, and meniscal and cartilage transplantation. In addition, the fellow should be knowledgeable about the variety of clinical applications and the management of patients with sports related injuries. The fellow should have experience teaching residents, and to be teachers for their patients in methods of prevention and management. They should be familiar with research methodology in the field and be equipped to begin careers of leadership in service, teaching, administration, research, and training, in the broad fields of sports medicine and should & elbow injuries.

Upon completion of the program, fellows are expected to be competent in the core areas of patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism, and systems-based practice. The program seeks to be flexible in tailoring the required goals to individual interests, but the core clinical and educational experiences will be similar. Upon completion of this program, the fellow will be qualified for competent independent practice and be eligible for examination with ABOS for certification.

Program Requirements

High School Football Coverage
Myers Park Clinic Coverage
Research Presentation @ CHS Orthopedic Research Day
UNC @ Charlotte Physicals
Davidson College Physicals
Heart of A Champion Physicals

Mandatory Conference Attendance
Monday Morning -- Weekly Grand Rounds / M & M
Thursday Morning -- Didactic Lectures
Friday -- Weekly Sport Medicine Conferences: Research, Case Presentation / Indications, Journal Club

Research Requirement
Fellows complete at least one clinical or basic science research studies during their one year tenure. The goal is to complete a quality study to be published in a peer-reviewed journal and formally present it.