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Didactics and Scholarly Activity

Journal Club

Active involvement with didactics will be a featured portion of the Fellows time and quality teaching will be seen as a significant marker of Fellows' progress.  Fellows will be required to briefly present and lead discussions on a rotating series of primary or review literature relevant to Sports Medicine.  Fellows will be evaluated on their ability to synthesize primary and review literature as well as their ability to teach and discuss as both a teacher and peer.  

Grand Rounds/Resident Didactics

Fellows will be required to present at least once at Family Medicine resident didactics.  Fellows will be encouraged to present at any other multi-specialty didactics or Grand Rounds that may be appropriate (ie. Community-based Grand Rounds, webinars, informative sessions, etc).  Fellows may present on a predetermined Sports Medicine topic or a topic of their choosing, limited to the field of Sports Medicine. Presentations will generally be less than 1 hour in time length.  

Professional Society 

Fellows will be required to be an active member in at least one major sports medicine society, either the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine or the American College of Sports Medicine.  Fellows are expected to submit either a podium or poster presentation for at least one national sports medicine professional society conference or meeting.  Educational funds to attend at least one national sports medicine professional society meeting will be allocated to the fellow.  Fellows will be strongly encouraged to submit presentations or case presentations to local or regional professional societies such as Texas Academy of Family Medicine, Bexar County Medical Society, Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, etc.  In addition, Fellows will be required to attend the AMSSM Annual Fellows Research Conference at the start of Fellowship.


Fellows will be required to collaborate on creation of a longitudinal manuscript for submission to peer-reviewed medical journals. 

Teaching Role

Fellows will serve in as guest lecturers for medical students.  Additionally, Fellows will be asked to assist in resident and student clinical skills teaching sessions.


With the support of the CHRISTUS Institute for Innovation & Advanced Clinical Care (CIIACC) and the Max and Minnie Voelcker Clinical Research Center (VCRC), fellows will have an opportunity to be involved with clinical research projects.