Under the leadership of Garry Ho, MD, Fellowship Director, the program offers a competitive fellowship experience in Sports Medicine. The program draws on experiences with local orthopedists, local professional, college and high school sports teams, and academic work with the medical school of Uniformed Services University to provide intensive training in musculoskeletal medicine.
The program accepts 2 fellows per year for a 1 year training program. The curriculum includes 3-4 days of sports clinic under the supervision of a fellowship trained attending and 1-2 half days of continuity clinic. Fellows spend 2 days with several local orthopedic groups for both an outpatient and operative experience. This includes general orthopedics and fracture management and orthopedic sports medicine, spine, foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, physiatry and orthopedic oncology. For academics and research the fellowship enjoys an ongoing relationship with a well established military sports Fellowship at the Uniformed Services Medical School at Bethesda, Maryland. Fellows participate in an intensive didactic program with 2 hours of lecture, orthopaedic grand rounds, faculty development and work with the Human Performance Lab on a weekly basis. Additional experiences include training and ongoing experience with Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for diagnostics and guided injections, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and other orthobiologic therapies, Exercise Stress Testing and Orthopaedic Tumor Clinic.
The fellows are very active with team and event coverage at various levels. Each fellow will function as a high school team physician as well coverage of Marymount or George Mason Universities. The fellows are also involved with training room coverage for the Washington Wizards Basketball, Washington Spirit Soccer, and DC Defenders Football. Finally, the fellowship covers the DC Divas Woman’s Football Team.
The fellows are additionally actively involved in the planning and execution of coverage for the Marine Corps Marathon, Army 10-Miler, Reston Triathlon and several Special Olympic events.
Our fellowship program is a founding program of the a collaborative sports medicine consortium, closely working together to provide a unique, mutually-beneficial educational cooperative. We call ourselves the National Capital Sports Medicine Consortium (NCSMC). For more information contact Garry Ho, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sample Sports Medicine Fellowship Schedule:
Research Mentor Time
|Orthopedics||Ft Belvoir Sports Rounds and Didactics||Family Medicine Clinic Alternating with Sports Medicine Clinic (FFPC)|
|Noon Hour 1200-1300||Travel to FFPC||Exercise Physiology Lecture||Travel to FFPC||Travel to FFPC|
|Afternoon 1330-1700||Sports Medicine Clinic (FFPC)||
|Sports Medicine Clinic (FFPC)||Family Medicine Clinic Alternating with Walk-In clinic (FFPC)||Sports Medicine Clinic (FFPC)||Event Coverage|
|Late Afternoon 1800-1900||Training Room GMU TR (alternate)||
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|Training Room GMU TR (alternate)|
|Evening 1900-2300||Event Coverage|
Salary and Benefits
- Liability Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Sick Leave/Personal Time
- Funds for conferences
- Time off for conferences
- Membership in ACSM or AMSSM
The VCU-Fairfax Family Sports Medicine Fellowship participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).
- Completion of an accredited Primary Care training program (FP, Peds, Internal Medicine, PM&R, or EM)
- Eligible for a VA license
- Experience with sports medicine care
Application must include:
- Personal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
The Selection Committee will review all completed applications. Applicants chosen for interview will be notified by e-mail or telephone.
The VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine Residency Program is an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of nondiscrimination. All qualified persons are accorded an equal opportunity for employment or promotion without regard to race, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, gender or age, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
Upon request, the Fairfax Family Medicine Residency Program will provide reasonable accommodation for religious beliefs and disabling medical conditions. The Fairfax Family Medicine Residency Program will comply with all fair employment laws and will take appropriate measures to eliminate or prevent illegal discrimination.
VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine Program reserves the right to limit the number of interviews and to change the above requirements.