Kansas University Orthopaedic Sports Fellowship


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Kansas City

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Fellows per year
Sports Medicine

Totally underrated program with great faculty and excellent sports coverage

2 fellows. This is an awesome program, and I think they are totally underrated. Rotate with ~5-6 attendings in a mentorship model. Good mixture of youth and experience. Really fun tight knit group consisting of Schroeppel (Chiefs head team doc), Mullen, Randall(KU head team doc), Vopat (dual fellowship trained sports/F&A), and Keys (Royals head team doc). They truly make you feel like you're part of the team. Good exposure to all operative aspects of sports including hip scope, throwing shoulder and elbow, foot and ankle, multi-lig knees, revisions, osteotomies and plenty of bread and butter. Team coverage is probably second to none including KU football and basketball, KC Chiefs, and KC royals. Some minimal high school football coverage that you get paid for as well. Team coverage did not seem exhaustive and the fellows seemed quite content with their involvement. No call. Fellows go to Summer training camp for KU and Chiefs. They are both flown to spring training for a week. Weekly didactics consisting of lectures every Friday morning and once a month journal club. Fellows give one lecture each during the year. They are sent to industry courses (stryker/Arthrex) as well as AOSSM. Wet labs are easily set up with industry support. No conflicting with residents as they rotate with other faculty. 1 research project required. All attendings are involved with research to some degree but Vopat is really determined and particularly successful. He has set up a nice system with med students that can help out a lot with projects. Research ancillary staff is also available. Research experience appears to be what you make of it. The resources are available for you to be productive if you choose to be. The university has its own journal which could provide you with an easy outlet for publication if you want to put in minimal effort. Kansas City would be a fun place to live and train. The city is large enough to get the benefits of training in a city without being so big that traffic and inflated cost of living take away from that. Everyone that I spoke to said that Kansas city was a fun place to live plus KC BBQ is fire!

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