Didactics

The “Friday Morning Lecture Series” provides sports medicine fellows and faculty with an opportunity to meet monthly for intensive exploration of a topic in sports medicine.

Examples of topics include:

  • Concussion
  • Cardiology
  • Fracture evaluation /management
  • General medical conditions in the athlete
  • Injuries/ inflammatory disease

Information is delivered in a round-robin fashion, with fellows and faculty assigned to provide a 15-20 minute presentation related to the session’s topic.

across top_named casts_sports-medicine_curriculum_didacticsExamples of presentations for the cardiology series are:

  • Focused Cardiac Examination/ECG Review
  • HOCM/ARVD
  • Atrial Fibrillation in Endurance Athletes/Commotio Cordis
  • Anomalous Coronary Arteries/Long QT Syndrome

The session ends with Journal Club—each fellow presents a recent publication related to the month’s topic.

In addition to the Friday Morning Lecture Series, fellows have time blocked for ultrasound, radiology, exercise physiology, and anatomy didactics.

Ultrasound didactics:

  • Recurring biweekly practice sessions
  • First half of the year is dedicated to developing competence at diagnostic and interventional techniques
  • Second half of the year is dedicated to demonstrating competence and refining technique
  • Taught by fellowship faculty and local specialty attendings

Radiology didactics:

  • Taught by fellowship faculty and local specialty attendings
  • Joint and disease specific with case-based education

Exercise physiology didactics:

  • Recurring monthly half-day sessions
  • Integrates experiential learning opportunities
  • Comprehensive curriculum

Anatomy didactics:

  • Monthly half-day sessions
  • Organized by the Maine Post-Graduate Anatomy Didactic Consortium at the University of New England
  • Taught by Dr. Frank Willard, a phenomenal anatomist of national renown

Other didactic opportunities such as hospital Grand Rounds are available to fellows as well.