Education

Rotations

The fellowship year is divided into three-month longitudinal rotations, during which our fellows rotate both within the TTUHSC El Paso system and with private community physicians and providers. These rotations include orthopaedic surgery, radiology, physical therapy, hand surgery, podiatry, and pediatric orthopaedics. Here is a sample block:

Block 1 - July, August, September - Gen Ortho, PT, Radiology
Fellow 1 Monday Tues Wednesday Thursday Friday
a.m. Sports Primary Care Gen Ortho Sports Radi
a.m. UTEP PT Ultrasound Research UTEP
Fellow 2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
a.m. Gen Ortho Radi Sports Primary Care Sports
p.m. UTEP Sports Ultrasound PT UTEP

Fellows are allowed elective time — either one away month or one half-day per week for the three-month rotation.

Didactics

Weekly, Thursday morning didactics covering topics in alignment with the CAQ examination outline are held at the clinic. Quarterly journal clubs are held either at the clinic or an off-site location. Fellows will also be responsible for presenting periodic lectures to family medicine residents.

Ultrasound

The use of ultrasound in sports medicine is quickly becoming the standard of care. In addition to the regular use of the ultrasound in the clinic for diagnostic and procedure guidance purposes, weekly ultrasound practice sessions will be held.

Conferences

Fellows will attend the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Fellows’ Conference in July. They will also attend the AMSSM Annual Conference in the spring. Preparation of at least one case abstract is expected for this conference.