Contact Us

Program Coordinator, Sports Medicine (Family Medicine) Fellowship Program
Michelle Jagessar
Phone: 305-689-0100
Email: MJagessar@med.miami.edu

Call Schedule

No formal call is required but the fellow will have extensive game coverage with the Miami Hurricanes football team and Miami Marlins baseball team. Additional coverage will be arranged with faculty and may include additional UM sports teams and the U.S. Sailing Team.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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The Lennar Foundation Medical Center

5555 Ponce De Leon Blvd

Coral Gables, FL 33146

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete the United States Medical Licensing Examination or Comprehensive Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1 and 2 prior to the start of the program. It is encouraged that the incoming fellow also completes USMLE or COMLEX Step 3 prior to starting, but this can be completed during the first six months of the program year.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed residency in family medicine.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Sports Medicine (Family Medicine) Fellowship

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to advance sports medicine through the training of future leaders in the field. Our vision is to train primary care physicians to become competent practitioners engaged in the diagnosis and management of athletes and active people of all ages with issues related to sport and physical activity.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to advance sports medicine through the training of future leaders in the field. Our vision is to train primary care physicians to become competent practitioners engaged in the diagnosis and management of athletes and active people of all ages with issues related to sport and physical activity.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Sports Medicine (Family Medicine) Fellowship, housed in the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. The program is a one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship program sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health and the Department of Orthopaedics at Jackson Memorial Hospital and UHealth Sports Medicine Institute. We are committed to a clinical practice that adheres to the latest evidence-based approaches to our care of active people and those wanting to become active.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Sports Medicine (Family Medicine) Fellowship, housed in the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. The program is a one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship program sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health and the Department of Orthopaedics at Jackson Memorial Hospital and UHealth Sports Medicine Institute. We are committed to a clinical practice that adheres to the latest evidence-based approaches to our care of active people and those wanting to become active.

The fellowship is primarily a one-on-one learning experience. The program has six longitudinal block rotations allowing for both continuity as well as diversity. During each rotation, the fellow will gain experiences in sports medicine, orthopaedics, Division I athletics and family medicine. Each fellow also will have required experiences with sports radiology, sports cardiology/physiology, and physical therapy. Furthermore, academic endeavors are expected and supported through national and local conferences, individual mentoring and local workshops.

There are three weekly conferences that the fellow is expected to attend. These conferences will feature traditional didactic lectures, Certificates of Added Qualification board preparation, journal club and ultrasound (didactic and practical).

During the course of the year, the fellow will receive training in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound. Our curriculum models the recommendations by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and will prepare the fellow to perform MSKUS examinations and interventional procedures to aid in the management of common musculoskeletal disorders. Furthermore, the curriculum meets the prerequisites for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography MSK sonography certification examination.

The educational process includes four components: 1). Didactic Instructional Sessions; 2). Didactic Practice Sessions; 3). Mentored Clinical Experience and 4). Supplementary and Continuing Education opportunities.

Evaluations are done on a quarterly basis and consist of input from all involved faculty during that rotation. The fellow will meet with Dr. Best and Program Coordinator Michelle Jagessar. A document will be produced that is signed, once reviewed and agreed upon, by Dr. Best and the fellow. A final evaluation is also performed where the fellow provides direct feedback that is used to improve the experience for next year’s fellow.

-Thomas Best, MD, PhD, FACSM

Description

During the course of the year, the fellow will receive training in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound. Our curriculum models the recommendations by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and will prepare the fellow to perform MSKUS examinations and interventional procedures to aid in the management of common musculoskeletal disorders. Furthermore, the curriculum meets the prerequisites for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography MSK sonography certification examination.

The educational process includes four components: 1). Didactic Instructional Sessions; 2). Didactic Practice Sessions; 3). Mentored Clinical Experience and 4). Supplementary and Continuing Education opportunities.

Evaluations are done on a quarterly basis and consist of input from all involved faculty during that rotation. The fellow will meet with Dr. Best and Program Coordinator Michelle Jagessar. A document will be produced that is signed, once reviewed and agreed upon, by Dr. Best and the fellow. A final evaluation is also performed where the fellow provides direct feedback that is used to improve the experience for next year’s fellow.

-Thomas Best, MD, PhD, FACSM

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

1

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

Opportunity to work with college & professional sports teams, including the Miami Hurricanes and Miami Marlins

At least 1 peer-reviewed publication each year & 2 national presentations

Completion of formal ultrasound curriculum (didactics & practical) in conjunction with physical therapy & PM&R colleagues

Clinical Experience

Year 1

Year 1:
Longitudinal experiences are divided into six, two-month clinical blocks. All blocks include sports medicine, orthopaedics, academic time and primary care experiences. Each block will also include other experiences including athletics, physiology/cardiology, sports radiology, physical therapy, surgery and elective time.

For each rotation, the fellow will be able to consistently and accurately evaluate, diagnose and manage patients presenting with primary-care sports medicine illnesses and injuries. The fellow should plan on meeting with their assigned faculty member prior to beginning the rotation to discuss expectations. Rotation evaluations will be collected from all assigned attending staff (including office rotations and the UM Department of Intercollegiate Athletics). These will be collected via New Innovations or handwritten form evaluations. Evaluations will also be collected from athletic trainers; nurses; physician assistants; physical therapists and other involved staff. Four times a year, the fellow will have a scheduled evaluation review and progress review with Dr. Best and the Fellowship Competency Committee. The fellow will be evaluated using the ACGME Sports Medicine Milestone Project, with milestones at six months and at the final evaluation.

Journal club sessions are required monthly experiences as part of the teaching conference. The goal of the journal club is to become able to critically analyze medical literature for its quality, strength of evidence and impact on practice. Sessions will be assigned by the director on a monthly basis, and the fellow will be required to select an appropriate journal club article from recent literature.

Each fellow will be required to complete one systematic review on a topic of choice with the program director. The guidelines will be presented at the research conference in the fall. Submission for publication is an expectation of this assignment. The fellow will also be asked to contribute to other publication opportunities as they arise, and according to program director approval.

Your Faculty

Kenneth Patrick Barnes, MD, MSc, FACSM
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Thomas Best, MD, PhD, FACSM
Director, Sports Medicine (Family Medicine) Fellowship Program
Professor, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Family Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology

Stephen Henry, DO, MS
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Family Medicine

Kenneth Barnes, MD, MSc, FACSM
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Carolyn Kienstra, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Sports Medicine

Alumni Placements Include:

Family Medicine Center
University of Houston
University of Miami

Alumni Placements Include:

Family Medicine Center
University of Houston
University of Miami