Education & Goals
The Wake Forest School of Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship Program draws on a rich heritage in sports medicine education, continuing a legacy begun by George Rovere, MD and Walton Curl, MD. Our residency educational program has long been strong in sports medicine experiences and the natural progression to a fellowship program should continue that tradition.
The program is based at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, which includes the North Carolina Baptist Hospital, the Brenner Children’s Hospital, the Wake Forest School of Medicine, and the Medical Plaza - Miller (formerly CompRehab Plaza). Sports Medicine experience will also occur at the undergraduate campuses of Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University.
The educational program will be centered around clinical rotations with the two primary sports medicine attendings on the sports medicine service. This will include operating room and inpatient experiences at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital. Digital operating rooms, equipped with flat screens, cameras, and digital recording equipment, will enhance this education. These operating rooms are connected with our digital radiology systems and electronic medical record/hospital order systems.
Outpatient education will take place at Medical Plaza - Miller, which houses all orthopaedic surgery outpatient clinics, outpatient physical therapy clinics, and a state of the art motion monitor. This center is also connected to the digital radiographic and medical record systems.
Team physician coverage is available at the athletic training and sports medicine facilities of Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University. Wake Forest has a Division IA sports program and Winston-Salem State is in the process of moving to a Division IAA program. Our faculty members serve as team physicians to these universities and also provide sports medicine coverage to local high schools, dancers at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and the Winston-Salem Warthogs Single A Professional Baseball team. The fellows will participate in team physician coverage in all of these areas under the supervision of the full time faculty.
The Wake Forest Sports Medicine Fellowship is expected to prepare fellows to pursue an academic career in sports medicine through outstanding research and teaching experiences, coupled with excellent clinical experience with a wide array of athletes.