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The sports medicine fellow's education occurs through a variety of clinical settings, including the Sports Medicine and Injury Center, orthopedic clinics, training room experiences, physical therapy, surgery, podiatry, hand surgery, primary care and event coverage. Our sports medicine clinic offers onsite digital X-ray, computerized medical records, casting, orthotics, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Gait TrainingOur faculty helps provide sports coverage for all six high schools in Cabarrus County. Catawba College is the primary collegiate experience. Catawba is an NCAA Division II school with approximately 1,400 students. The college participates in the South Atlantic conference and offers baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Catawba also has a very active athletic training program headed by Bob Casmus, ATC-L. The fellow will have teaching opportunities in the athletic training program both in class and in the training room environment. Additional coverage opportunities include running events and soccer tournaments, as well as other major events, such as the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington through affiliation with other sports medicine programs.

Additional professional development is expected in scholarship. We expect fellows to develop and complete a scholarly project and plan to publish and/or present their findings at a state or national meeting. Additionally, the fellow is expected to write a review article or case report for publication. Mentoring in research and scholarship is available on site from our faculty. There are also opportunities to write Clinical Inquiries for the FPIN network. The goal of this requirement is to allow development of skills in writing, critical literature analysis and basic research. Teaching is also an emphasized component of the fellowship experience. Opportunities for this will be ongoing throughout the year and will include lectures at the high school, college and medical student/resident level.

The fellow has extensive game and sports coverage so that during the course of the year he/she attends between 50 and 100 athletic contests. The Sports Medicine Fellowship experience will provide a balanced experience of clinical care in family practice, primary care sports medicine, orthopedics, and preventive medicine. The fellow will develop academic skills, which will enable them to become teachers for their patients and community, as well as prepare them for opportunities in academic medicine. The fellow will garner these additional skills while maintaininfg exceptional skills as a family physician.

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Sports Medicine and Injury Center Orthopedic Clinic Concord Didactics / Research Orthopedic Clinic Salisbury Sports Medicine and Injury Center  
Sports Medicine and Injury Center Primary Care Clinic Orthopedic Clinic Salisbury Sports Medicine and Injury Center Orthopedic Clinic Concord Catawba College Game
    Training Room Catawba JV Football Home Games Varsity Football Games  
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