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Our Fellowship has 2 accredited positions; one is a full-time year long position.  The second is a two year half time position which is available every other year and allows the fellow to work half time in their specialty.

The Fellowship Experience Includes:

  • Game and event coverage for The University of Illinois at Chicago. This includes coverage of Division 1 athletes in 14 sports. The Horizon League Basketball champion gets an automatic NCAA tournament bid each year.
  • Training in exercise treadmill testing with and evaluation for exercise-induced bronchospasm
  • Responsibility as a high school team physician (game coverage and training room visits)
  • Sports psychology and sports nutrition
  • Weekly Sports Medicine Fellow's Conference
  • Orthopedic rotations with internationally recognized Sports Medicine specialists
  • Pro-Beach Volleyball Coverage

Sports Preparticipation Exams

The fellow will be exposed to pre-sports exams in several different contexts, including "station" type exams at the high school and college levels, individual exams in the office, and sport-specific screenings at the Sports Medicine Center.

Sports Medicine Center- On Site Facilities and Personnel:

  • State-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities and modalities
  • Musculoskeletal radiologists
  • Physical therapists, all of whom have training and expertise in sports medicine rehabilitation. Occupational therapy is also on site
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine center, fellowship director, office space for the fellow
  • Fitness center, exercise physiologists, resistance and aerobic exercise facilities, four lane lap swimming pool
  • Sports nutritionist who has experience educating physicians as well as athletes regarding optimal nutrition in accordance with exercise goals

Other Activities:

Cadaver review of anatomy

There are several "special events" that are covered
each year. These include:

  • The Chicago Marathon
  • Soldier Field 10-mile
  • The AVP Pro-Beach Volleyball Tour
  • Other Chicago area distance running races and events

University of Illinois at Chicago

Our fellow serves as primary care physician to the 250 varsity athletes at this NCAA Division 1 Institution. At least one-half day per week is spent in the UIC Sports Medicine Center and training room. Mark Hutchinson, MD is the orthopedic surgeon who provides the clinical instruction for the fellow at UIC.

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