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Associated Director, Sports Medicine Fellow

Barbara Brandon, DO

The Sports Medicine Fellowship Spokane is an ACGME-accredited, one-year experience in clinical and academic sports medicine that accepts one Family Medicine, or, new for 2016, Internal Medicine-trained resident each year. All graduates who are ABFM certified will be eligible to take the examination for a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.

Our mission is to develop a well-rounded primary care and sports medicine physician who can provide a community with the expertise to promote physical exercise and care for athletes and active individuals of all ages. The program provides multiple learning environments and offers strong curriculum in evaluation and treatment of the injured athlete, return-to-play decisions at multiple competitive levels, functioning as a team physician and the opportunity for academic teaching and research.

Program Highlights

  • Clinical experience provided at Family Medicine Residency Spokane, Kaiser Permanente Activity, Sports and Exercise Medicine and Columbia Medical Associates. Additional sites include sports medicine, orthopedic, cardiology, radiology and other specialty practices
  • Team physician experience at Whitworth University (Division III) and Rogers High School, offering a full spectrum of traditional school sports; limited involvement with Gonzaga University basketball and Washington State University (both Division I)
  • Professional sports team coverage including Spokane Chiefs (Western Hockey League) and Spokane Indians (affiliated with Texas Rangers baseball club)
  • Medical coverage of annual mass sporting events including Bloomsday road race, Coeur d’Alene Ironman Triathlon, and Hoopfest 3-on-3 basketball tournament
  • Previous special event coverage includes the US National Figure Skating Championships and Mount Spokane Nordic Cup and Junior National Qualifier
  • Weekly Didactics
    • General Sports Medicine Topics
    • Sports Ultrasound
  • Journal Club
  • Osteopathic manipulation techniques are offered
  • AMSSM membership, along with attendance at the Sports Medicine Fellows Research and Leadership Conference and annual AMSSM meeting, are covered

Sample Weekly Schedule

Monday:

  • Sports Ultrasound procedures
  • Sports Medicine Didactics
  • Rogers High School training room
  • Whitworth training room

Tuesday:

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Sports Medicine Clinic

Wednesday:

  • Orthopedic Clinic
  • Precepting Family Medicine Residents

Thursday:

  • Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Family Medicine didactics
  • Whitworth training room

Friday:

  • Activity, Sports and Exercise Medicine Clinic at Kaiser Permanente
  • High School sports coverage

Saturday/Sunday:

  • College sports coverage

How to Apply

Our program participates in the ERAS and NRMP Primary Care Sports Medicine Matching Program.  Applicants must complete a Family Medicine or Internal Medicine residency program prior to fellowship.  Applicants must be able to obtain a Washington State medical license.  Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  The ERAS system opens for applications July 1st.  Our application deadline is October 6th, 2017.  Once all application materials are received, chosen applicants will be contacted via email about the interviewing process and dates which started in September.

Application Checklist:

  • Completed ERAS Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (Please ask at least two physicians who have supervised you in a clinical setting to submit letters of recommendation)
  • Copy of COMLEX/USMLE transcript
  • Copy of medical school diploma and transcript
  • Citizenship or permanent resident status ( We are not able to sponsor visas this year)

Helpful items (optional):

  • Copy of current and past (if applicable) state medical licenses
  • Medical school dean’s letter
  • Additional letters of recommendations
  • Resident rotation schedule
  • Certificate or validation of all previous training
  • Relevant peer-reviewed publications