The American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) at St. Vincent's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program is offering a 7th unaccredited fellowship position for the 2012-2013 fellowship year starting on August 1.
The Program Director is Dr. Jeffrey Dugas and faculty members are Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Lyle Cain, Dr. Benton Emblom and Dr. David Adkison.
The program is currently accredited by the ACGME for six fellowship positions and we have applied to the Orthopaedic RRC for an additional position. The next opportunity for the RRC to render a decision on our request is at its meeting in mid-June.
As advertised in the AAOS Postgraduate Orthopaedic Fellowship catalog, this fellowship offers in-depth experience in Sports Medicine intended to provide the Fellow with the skills and knowledge to perform at a high level in any post-fellowship environment.
There is a high volume of patients including athletes from all levels of competition that require unique diagnostic and surgical decision-making.
There is close daily interaction with the faculty both in clinic and in the operating room.
Educational opportunities include two formal Sports Medicine Conferences each week, a monthly journal club, and two national-level educational courses dealing with injuries in baseball and football.
Operative and nonoperative approaches to treatment are discussed along with decision-making related to postoperative rehabilitation and return to play.
Rehabilitation principles are an important part of the educational experience. There is a close working relationship between the faculty, Fellows, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.
Requirements to successfully complete the fellowship include:
(a) preparing and delivering assigned presentations for Sports Medicine Conference
(b) completion of at least one research project
(c) attendance at conference and active participation at journal club
(d) high school and college sideline coverage during football season
(e) AOSSM Fellows' Self-Examination
ASMI offers numerous resources in support of the fellowship program including a medical library devoted to Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics, audio-visual support, administrative and research assistance, a surgical skills laboratory, and a motion analysis laboratory.
The current salary is $40,000 (US) and our competitive benefits package will be discussed with applicants who are selected to interview.
All applicants must be Board-eligible, qualify for an Alabama medical license, and have completed an ACGME-accredited orthopaedic residency program in the United States or Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) in Canada. Unfortunately, our host hopsital does not permit us to consider ECFMG applicants.
To apply for this fellowship position, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 205-918-2134.