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Sports Medicine Fellowship

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine offers a one-year academic fellowship in Sports Medicine. The fellowship is accredited by the ACGME and after completion allows the graduate to sit for the Sports Medicine CAQ examination. Fellows receive an outstanding clinical experience to develop into well-rounded sports medicine and musculoskeletal physiatrists. The Fellow will gain clinical experience with all aspects of sports medicine (from the pediatric athlete to the active senior and every-one in between), but also general musculoskeletal medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound and related regenerative procedures, spine interventions, and EMG/NCS.

Hands-on sports medicine experiences include game and side-line coverage, training room experience, the organization of and medical care in mass participation endurance events and premier sports concussion and sports cardiology programs.

The Fellow will work closely with and learn from our fourteen sports, spine, and musculoskeletal faculty within the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington located at the four main clinical sites of UW Medicine Sports and Spine.

Map of our four main locations of practice: Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium, Sports Medicine Center at Harborview, Eastside Specialty Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Sports Medicine Center
at Husky Stadium

  • Continuity Clinic
  • Running Medicine
  • Sports Cardiology
  • CPET/VO2 Testing
  • Compartment Testing
  • PRP and TENEX

Sports Medicine Center
at Harborview

  • Sports Concussion Program
  • Casting
  • Emergency Cervical Spine Assessment

Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Casting

Roosevelt Pain Center Procedure Suites

  • Fluoro-guided axial spine/peripheral joint injections

South Lake Union Clinic

  • Unique Sports and Spine practice embedded within a UW primary care clinic

Eastside Speciality Center

  • Community Setting
  • PRP
Our Athletic Trainer Certified hard at work at a local high school football game

Due to the breadth of our program and faculty as well as our state of the art Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium, there is an abundance of opportunities for a devoted fellow.

The Fellow will also have the opportunity to work with other renowned faculty of the University of Washington, including our sports medicine colleagues in family medicine, orthopaedics, cardiology, and physical therapy, as well as rheumatology, radiology, podiatry, and spine surgery. The Fellow also collaborates with the other UW Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows in Family Medicine and Pediatrics.

The fellowship experience includes a robust fellowship didactics program, a structured ultrasound curriculum, a sports concussion curriculum, a spine interventions curriculum and multi-disciplinary specialty conferences including Sports Medicine Grand Rounds.

Finally, there will be ample teaching opportunities with residents and medical students as well as opportunities for research and many other scholarly activities.

Sports Performance Center located in Husky Stadium One of many Ultrasound consoles that can be seen around exam rooms and in clinic

Procedures Taught:

  1. Diagnostic and Interventional MSK Ultrasound for peripheral joints, tendons, bursa, muscle
  2. Regenerative Procedures with US guidance, including tenotomy, ABI, PRP, and Tenex
  3. Lumbar Spinal Injections with fluoroscopic guidance
  4. ESWT
Residents and Fellows in Ultrasound Course test out the butterfly probe in a classroom setting Dr. McMullen and colleagues practicing ultrasound techniques on cadavers

Ultrasound Curriculum:

The sports medicine fellow will have dedicated 24/7 access to their own butterfly probe for the year.

Dr. Liem demonstrates our brand new, state of the art Butterfly Ultrasound Probe Residents and Fellows in Ultrasound Course test out the butterfly probe in a classroom setting

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