About our program
Our fellowship program is an innovative program associated with the community-based Mercyhealth located in Janesville, WI. Janesville is a small city with a very strong sense of community and pride, and has many cultural and recreational resources. Janesville is known as Wisconsin’s Park City, and is located within a short drive to Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago.
Our sports medicine fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship. We can accept resident physicians who have or will have completed residency training in family medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), pediatrics or emergency medicine.
Our fellows receive exposure to a wide variety of sports medicine opportunities, including but not limited to: Team physician responsibilities, game coverages, concussion management and community education, development and implementation of medical coverage for mass participation events. The sports medicine team at Mercyhealth helps provide coverages for local area high schools, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Beloit College and the Janesville Jets, a professional minor league hockey team.
Fellows complete a diverse curriculum involving multiple specialties. This experience will help the fellow develop and master a well-rounded, multi-faceted approach to the diagnosis and treatment of the sports medicine patient.
We at the fellowship program are committed to providing our fellow with an innovative, exciting and enjoyable training experience that is both challenging and rewarding. We are also committed to providing a flexible, supportive and responsive learning environment within a unique approach to the educational paradigm.
The fellow is encouraged to shape his/her own experience, including drawing on the wide range of training opportunities offered by our sponsoring institution, Mercyhealth, a community-based hospital and health care system. The fellowship program uses these resources to their utmost potential while allowing and valuing significant personal input from the sports medicine trainees themselves. Our goal is to help you develop into the best sports medicine physician you can be, ready and confident to practice and contribute as a Sports Medicine Physician as you start your career.
Thank you for your interest in our program. We hope you will explore our program and learn more about us by navigating our website. Please also feel free to contact us at any time. We look forward to the upcoming academic year and wish you the best in all of your endeavors.
Our curriculum is developed to optimize the fellow’s educational experience, while meeting the standards set forth by the ACGME. The fellow begins the fellowship with core rotations and a set of core lectures, followed by elective time to focus on and further develop skills in their areas of interest.
The curriculum is comprised of high-quality rotations and protected lecture time, while being flexible and adapted to meet the evolving needs of the fellow and the program. Conducting research is required of the fellow, with the expectation that the research be presented at the national sports medicine meeting. Feedback from the fellow regarding the curriculum is highly encouraged.