The Swedish Family Medicine Cherry Hill Residency sponsors a one year fellowship in addiction medicine for FP residency. Completion of the fellowship qualifies the graduate to sit for the certification exam administered by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide advanced training to Family Medicine physicians interested in developing expertise in addiction medicine, dual diagnosis and chronic pain disorders.
Fellows spend the majority of their time working at the Swedish-Ballard inpatient addiction recovery unit. The unit provides 15 inpatient beds for detoxification primarily from alcohol, sedative-hypnotics, and opiates. In addition, the site has 14 beds devoted to the care of pregnant women with substance use disorders where fellows provide detoxification, medical and obstetrical care. The fellows spend 20% of their time seeing general clinic patients and precepting in the residency clinic at Swedish Family Medicine Cherry Hill and 10% of their time is spent in the OB Outreach clinic within the residency seeing substance dependent pregnant women.
The Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Program is committed to providing excellence in education to all of the residents in Integrative Medicine. In alignment with this, we have created a one year fellowship which will allow for pursuit of expertise in this area. During this year, the fellow will obtain advanced training in Integrative Medicine through both primary care and consult clinic, attending on the Family Medicine Service, and precepting in clinic.
The fellowship can be customized to meet the needs and interests of the particular fellow. We want the fellow to graduate with practical skills and expertise in Integrative Medicine. There will be foundational curriculum in Integrative Medicine for all fellows including nutrition, botanicals, mind-body medicine, botanical medicine, and spirituality in medicine. In addition, the fellow will choose an area of particular interest to pursue through CME, self-directed learning and work with area practitioners.
Qualifications: applicants should have completed a three year family medicine residency and have interest in working with underserved populations.
Applications should be initiated immediately for the 2014-2015 academic year.
For more information, please contact Nancy Coy at 206-320-3132 or email@example.com
We offer an ACGME accredited Sports Medicine Fellowship for 2014-15. We will have 2 fellows, one Family Medicine and one Physical Medicine Rehabilitation graduate. Each will do the same required rotations, have the same sports coverage responsibilities and get two months of elective time, one of which may be away. The only difference in their schedules will be the site of their continuity clinic which will be within their specialty.
We are one of the few combined Family Medicine/Physical Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowships in the country; 2 fellows, 1 program. We feel working closely together, both fellows will benefit for the other’s experience. There are enough teams and athletes who need care that completion will not be a problem.
While we are a new program, we are not new to teaching sports medicine. Our director is a Charter Member of the American Society of Sports Medicine, has given multiple national sports medicine lectures, has been Head Team Physician for a NCAA Division 1 University for nearly 30 years, and as Director of the Family Medicine and Sports Medicine Curriculum of one of the top Family Medicine Residencies in the country has taught residents with special interest in sports medicine for 37 years. He has been selected as teacher of the year in the residency multiple times, awarded the Washington Academy Family Physician “Physician of the Year” and awarded America’s and Seattle’s “Top Doctor for Family and Sports Medicine”.
Our team of faculty collectively has nearly 100 years of sports medicine experience and teaching having been team physicians for professional, university, high school, club teams and the US Olympic Team. We have 7 full time sports medicine faculty who have CAQs in Sports Medicine, 2 from family medicine, 4 from PM&R and 1 from pediatrics. With this depth of experience in providing sports medicine coverage for multiple teams, wide variety of sports of all ages and several decades of teaching experience, we know what it takes to be an outstanding sports medicine physician and believe that we have put together a curriculum which will make our fellows just that.
Strengths of the program include 7 core primary care faculty members with a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine, one of the Top Medical Systems on the West Coast, one of the top Family Medicine Residencies in the country, and responsibility for the health care of athletes of a NCAA Division I school, Seattle University, and several high schools. The Primary Care Sport Medicine faculty includes those trained in Family Medicine, Physical Medicine Rehabilitation and Pediatrics. They are Joe Shamseldin, MD, FAAFP (Director), Mike Erickson, MD (Co-Associate Director), Erik Brand, MD (Co-Associate Director), Andy Cole, MD, Sean Colio, MD, Carolyn Marquardt, MD, and Terrence Cronin, MD. In addition to the outstanding and well-rounded primary care faculty, we have a superb subspecialty faculty that include the orthopedic surgeon for the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners, the sports medicine internist who has long done the NBA rookie evaluations (an opportunity in which our fellows will join), multiple ski slope trauma physicians, the busiest orthopedic group in the city, all of whom are eager to teach and many more. We really do have a stellar group of faculty who take care of a large group of athletes of all ages.
The sponsoring residency program for the Sports Medicine Fellowship, Swedish Family Medicine, Cherry Hill, is affiliated with the University of Washington and our fellows will enjoy access to all university resources, including the nationally-renowned Health Sciences Library and an expansive library system, both online and on campus.
We are located in the beautiful city of Seattle, every year voted as one of the best cities in the world to live and work. We look forward to learning about your goals as a future sports doctor and sharing with you our exciting new educational opportunity.
As is required of all accredited sports medicine programs, our fellows will have clinical experiences designed to develop expertise in a wide range of medical and musculoskeletal problems in all age ranges. There are longitudinal clinical experiences as well as specialty rotations.
Specialty rotations include sports, spine, shoulder, elbow/wrist/hand, hip, knee, ankle, foot, podiatry, PM&R, pediatric orthopedics, comprehensive musculoskeletal imaging, exercise physiology, sports psychology, nutrition, physical therapy, exercise stress testing and pulmonary physiology in both healthy and disease states, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.
The fellow will gain team physician experience as the doctor for a local high school as well as experience with the Seattle University. For their high school, each fellow will be required to cover the football team and may cover other sports as desired. In addition to game coverage, the fellow will be available for phone calls and player evaluations during the football season as needed by the trainer.
At Seattle University, a NCAA Division I school, each fellow will be assigned one fall and one winter sport as their primary coverage responsibility. Both fellows will make weekly training room rounds to Seattle University to evaluate athletes from all sports. In addition, the fellows help provide medical coverage for the State High School Wrestling Tournament, serve as co-medical directors for the Seattle University’s Winter Classic Basketball Tournament, assist in organizing and provide coverage for the Rhody Run 12 K and one of the Seattle marathons. In the winter, each fellow will have the opportunity to do ski slope coverage with our ski slope trauma faculty. The fellow will have primary specialty (family medicine or PMR) continuity clinics at the family practice residency site or at the PMR continuity clinic, and two sports continuity clinics at the Swedish Sports Medicine Clinic.
Academic research is encouraged. Educational experiences are supported with a strong didactic series and journal club. Our fellow is required to lecture or present a case or poster at one of the annual national sports medicine meetings (AMSSM or ACSM).
The Curriculum is divided into 12 one-month blocks. The musculoskeletal rotations are repeated once during the year. Each rotation consists of one day a week of Sports Medicine specialty clinic for one month. The Fellows will be doing 2 rotations concurrently each month (See weekly table for each monthly rotation). During the months of September, October, February and March the Fellows will be in the Seattle University training room after 2:00 pm on their rotation days (Monday and Wednesday), working with the athletic trainers. They are expected to see a large number of athletes at various stages of rehabilitation and learn firsthand all modalities used to help athletes through the rehabilitation process. Our trainers are truly outstanding, have several years of experience teaching and are eager to have our fellows joint them. The afternoons during these months are the busiest times of the year in the training room and will be a very valuable experience not commonly offered in sports medicine fellowships.
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We will participate in the NRMP Primary Care Sports Medicine Matching Program. We will only consider applicants who have completed Family Medicine or Physical Medicine Rehabilitation residencies.
Applications should be initiated immediately for the 2014-2015 academic year by submitting an electronic copy of your ERAS application to our Program Administrator, Bobby Gauthier, at firstname.lastname@example.org. At a minimum, the fellowship requests the following information from applicants: