PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship (Minnesota)
The PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester is a one-year, ACGME accredited program in non-operative sports medicine. The fellowship is sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, which is a joint venture of the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Surgery.
This fellowship involves the primary care of patients with sports, fitness or recreational activity-related injuries that adversely affect their ability to participate in physical activity. Fellows spend the majority of their time in the Sports Medicine Center, but regularly rotate in the Mayo Clinic Electrodiagnostic Laboratory and the Musculoskeletal Clinic. Mandatory rotations also include Pediatric Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Adult Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Cast Room, Cardiovascular Health Clinic, and Sports Psychology. Fellows cover team and mass participation sporting events on a regular basis. Elective rotations are available in multiple areas such as Radiology, Hand Clinic, Foot Clinic, Spine Center and Pain Clinic. The fellowship also includes extensive training in peripheral injections, electrodiagnosis, and diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound (the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center was granted accreditation in musculoskeletal ultrasound by the AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine) on November 15, 2010).
Fellows have ample opportunities to participate in sports medicine related research. Time and support services are available to facilitate completion of the research requirement.
The Mayo PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship provides exposure to a broad spectrum of the practice of musculoskeletal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and prepares fellows for sports- and musculoskeletal-based practices in academic or private practice settings, including multidisciplinary groups.
Program history/Sports Medicine Center background
The PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester was established in 1990. It is anticipated that one trainee will complete the fellowship each year. Our graduates have been successful at obtaining positions in both academic institutions and multi-specialty groups, including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Hospital for Special Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Cleveland Clinic, the University of Michigan, the University of Iowa, and Mayo Clinic.
The Sports Medicine Center staff treats sports and activity-related injuries to facilitate a quick return to sport and activity. The Center provides a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to diagnose problems and injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system. The Center is an outpatient clinic and is affiliated with Mayo Clinic's Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Surgery. Fellows have direct access to the Sports Medicine Center staff at Mayo Clinic in Rochester throughout training.
Both competitive and recreational athletes are at risk of injury that limits their performance. The Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center involves specialists from a variety of disciplines who work in concert to meet the needs of each patient. In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their respective fields.