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The Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital Sports Medicine Fellowship program offers a sound, balanced educational program that gives fellows a wide range of clinical knowledge and the confidence to apply that knowledge throughout the fellowship and beyond. It is a broad-based program designed to offer the fellow opportunities to expand on prior experience. The one-year experience is centered on a series of primarily longitudinal educational activities designed to prepare the fellow for the successful practice of primary care sports medicine.

This academic fellowship program is based at Hahnemann University Hospital.

Academic Experience

After a period of orientation, the fellows' clinical experience is complemented by weekly didactic time that includes sports medicine and orthopedic lectures. Weekly journal clubs and dedicated research time round out the educational experience. Additionally, fellows participate in anatomy lab instruction, radiology conferences and research seminars. They take an active role in teaching medical students and residents and are expected to participate in local and national sports medicine conferences.

Clinical Experience

Drexel sports medicine fellows assist in the care of athletes from around the Philadelphia area.

As a primary care sports medicine fellow, you will have plenty of exposure to a diverse athletic population, including men and women of every age and athletic ability. You will also develop your expertise in diagnosing and managing medical illnesses and injuries related to sports and exercise including:

  • Management of acute and chronic illness or injury
  • Pre-participation evaluation
  • Injury prevention
  • Conditioning/exercise prescriptions
  • Designing rehabilitation programs
  • Team coverage:
  • Mass event coverage: Keystone State Games/Pennsylvania Senior Games, Philadelphia Marathon, CRC Rugby
  • MSK ultrasound procedures
  • Treadmill testing
Drexel Sports Medicine Fellow examining a patient.

Clinical time for the fellow includes the following:

  • One half-day per week of primary care clinic
  • Office time with sports medicine faculty and sports orthopedists throughout the year
  • Office time with hand specialists, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, musculoskeletal radiologists, pediatric orthopedists, strength and conditioning specialists and others
  • Weekly training rooms at colleges
  • High school, college and elite game coverage

 
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Please note that residents and fellows are employed by and insured by the hospital; they are not employees of Drexel University.