Q: Is there a teaching component in your fellowship?
A: Yes. The fellow will collaborate and help teach the following units:
- October 2023: Shoulder
- November 2023: Wrist and hand
- February 2024: Elbow
Q: What is a typical schedule?
A: Schedules usually consist of:
- 32 hours per week of direct patient care
- 4-6 mentored hours a week with direct patient care and with biomechanical throwing analysis
- 4 hours a week working with upper extremity fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons or physician sports medicine clinic
- 2-4 hours a week didactic coursework, learning/teaching, research/project development
- 2-4 hours a week of sports performance clinical teaching within the sports residency program and surgical observation
Q: How is mentoring scheduled?
A: We have two dedicated mentors from the Throwers Clinic who will work with you weekly including 1-on-1 mentoring and participation in the clinic. Monthly mentoring meetings will also be scheduled with program directors, staff mentors and medical staff from the Toronto Blue Jays.
Q: Is there a research component?
A: Not currently.
Q: At which facilities will I work?
A: The main clinic locations are:
- East Madison Hospital, Madison, Wis.
- Science Drive Medical Center, Madison, Wis.
- Physician’s clinic at University of Wisconsin Athletics, Madison, Wis.
Q: What are you looking for in a fellowship candidate?
A: Strong candidates tend to have a high interest in sports either as an athlete, coach or researcher. We value the unique and diverse experiences that each candidate may bring to the program. Strong letters of recommendation are highly valued.
Q: Does it matter what school I attended or which state I am from?
A: No. There is no preference given to UW-Madison students, residents of Wisconsin or any particular physical therapy program.
Q: Do I need to have my EMR/EMT/ATC to apply?
A: You are not required to have any of these to apply, but you must be a licensed athletic trainer, certified emergency responder or licensed EMT.