The Department of Emergency Medicine at Loyola University School of Medicine supports our faculty, residents, and students as they develop their career interest in sports medicine and provides several opportunities for both clinical experiences and research. Mentorship will be provided by our faculty members by helping Loyola students and others develop and define the clinical care practice environment they choose to pursue. Faculty will assist students and residents in obtaining the necessary experiences to demonstrate their commitment to the subspecialty. These experiences include developing a critical knowledge base in sports medicine, starting an individual research project, enhancing their resume, and successfully applying to fellowship programs. Clinical care situations may include assisting with team pre-participation physical examinations, event coverage of local and regional sporting events, and the sports medicine clinic environment. Exposure to clinical patient care, teaching, and research are the cornerstones to the academic experience. Individualized programs can be developed, including a longitudinal educational experience or short-term rotation.
Sports Medicine is a board-certified subspecialty of Emergency Medicine, and fellowship training is required to achieve certification. Non-operative sports medicine fellowship training can be pursued after residency training in emergency medicine, internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.