The Division of Sports Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine provides fellowship training in primary care sports medicine. This one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship provides training for Board-Certified/Eligible primary care physicians (Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Internal Medicine) who are interested in additional training in the medical needs of the athlete. The goals of the program are to equip physicians:
- To provide care to athletes at every performance level
- To contribute to the body of knowledge in the growing field of sports medicine
- To teach sports medicine principles to other physicians and physicians in training
- To advocate for the benefits of exercise and sport in their practices, in their communities, and within their primary specialty; and
- To continue lifelong learning in sports medicine.
The UHSM fellow is an integral part of the sports medicine athletic health care team at the NCAA Division I University of Hawai'i at Manoa Athletics Department. Although the fellow functions under the supervision of program faculty, he/she assumes significant responsibility in the provision of primary medical care for the 500 UH varsity intercollegiate student-athletes. The fellow also provides sports medicine care for the UH Manoa faculty, staff, and students.
The fellow's schedule varies throughout the year. A representative week is shown below. There are required rotations in orthopaedic surgery, radiology/diagnostic imaging, cardiology, and physical therapy/rehabilitation, in addition to regular didactic sessions, research, athletic training room, and sports medicine clinic time. There is inherent flexibility in the fellow's schedule, which allows for the pursuit of other electives. Sporting event and practice coverage is shared with other UH team physicians and faculty.
The UHSM fellow is expected to engage in a meaningful research project during the fellowship. This may be achieved by pursuing an individual research project or by significant contributions to ongoing research by sports medicine faculty. The fellow has access to faculty and university support in research development.