PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship (Minnesota)
The PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is a one-year program in nonoperative sports medicine that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The fellowship is sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, which is a joint venture of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Department of 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 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 and can occur 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 is accredited in musculoskeletal ultrasound by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine).
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 PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship provides exposure to a broad spectrum of the practice of musculoskeletal physiatry and prepares fellows for sports- and musculoskeletal-based practices in academic or private practice settings, including multidisciplinary groups.
The PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
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 multispecialty 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.
About the Sports Medicine Center
Sports Medicine Center staff members treat sports- and activity-related injuries to facilitate a quick return to sports and activity. The center provides a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to diagnose musculoskeletal conditions. The center is an outpatient clinic and is affiliated with Mayo Clinic's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Fellows have direct access to Sports Medicine Center staff at Mayo Clinic in Rochester throughout training.
Both competitive and recreational athletes are at risk of injuries that limit 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.