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The Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is an intense one-year training program that equips active duty physicians with the skills and knowledge needed to provide expert musculoskeletal and exercise-related medical care for active persons of all ages and skill levels. Fellow applicants are required to be primarily board certified in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Medicine, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.




Curriculum Overview
The Sports Medicine Fellowship consists of eight major areas of training that occur simultaneously:
- Ambulatory sports medicine clinic (Sport Medicine and Reconditioning Team Center)
- Team physician responsibilities
- Sports medicine didactics
- Clinical orthopedics
- Scholarly activities
- Faculty development
- Primary Care Continuity clinics
- Ski Trauma rotation
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound 

Rotation Requirements:
- Orthopedic Clinic (2 Months)
- Radiology (1 month)
- Cardiology (1 month)
- Pediatric Orthopedics (1 month)
- Podiatry (1 month)
- Physical Therapy (1 month)
- Electives (5 months)
- Ski Trauma
- Ortho Hand
- Ortho Spine
- Sports Nutrition
- Exercise Science
- PM&R
- Others

Typical Week

Monday​ ​Tuesday Wednesday​ Thursday​ Friday​
​AM ​Rotation ​SMART Clinic ​SMART Clinic ​Rotation ​SMART Clinic
PM​ ​Rotation ​Didactics ​Primary Care Clinic ​Rotation ​SMART Clinic


Team Physician Opportunities
The Sports Medicine fellows have team physician responsibility at Palomar College. Each fellow additionally serves as a high school football team physician at Carlsbad High School and La Costa Canyon High School.

In cooperation with the University of San Diego (UCSD) Sports Medicine and the Alvarado Sports and Family Medicine Fellowship programs, each week there are approximately four hours of lectures and small group discussions. The lectures are augmented by an anatomy curriculum. The fellows receive formal instruction in musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound, including integration into the SMART clinic atmosphere. Fellows can attend the ACSM Advanced Team Physician Course, where they get an intense exposure to advanced topics in sports medicine. ACSM, AMSSM, or AOASSM are other possible annual meetings.

Scholarly Activities and Faculty Development
The fellows have weekly didactic sessions and meet periodically with a research facilitator. Fellows have opportunities to be involved in a new or ongoing research project. Most oftent they find and submit a case report for either a regional or national meeting. Fellows also fine-tune their teaching skills by instructing medical students, residents, and other professionals both at the Naval Hospital and UCSD.

Other Training and Sports Coverage Events
Multiple other events give the fellows excellent training opportunities, including: San Diego "Rock & Roll" Marathon, Marine Corps Trials (Wounded Warior Games), Oceanside 1/2 Ironman, Cal-State Games, Camp Pendleton Race Series, Heat Tolerance Test Progam (Warfighter Performance Dept), as well as many other local and regional events. Other unique opportunities may be arranged individually.

Applications open in July and completed by 15 September; GME Application Site: https://education.mods.army.mil/NavyMedEd/UserLogon/UserLogon.htm.
In addition to submitting an application to the Graduate Medical Education (GME) coordinator and speaking with the specialty consultant, all applicants must interview with the Program Director by telephone or in person. The GME Selection Board meets in late November, and applicants are typically notified of the board results by mid-December.

NH Camp Pendleton GME:

Program Director: GME Coordinator:
Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Department of Physical Medicine
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
Family Medicine Center
Naval Hospital
Box 555191
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5191
Phone: 760-725-6605/6606

Jennifer Banks
GME Coordinator Sports Medicine
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
office: 760-725-7048 fax: 760-725-1101



Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Phone Number

(760) 763-6605/6606

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