For more information, please contact William T. Maddy, C-TAGME, director of graduate medical education, at 540-231-3150
How to apply
Welcome from our Program Director
Thank you for your interest in our Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship! Primary care sports medicine is a dynamic and rapidly growing sub-specialty in the medical profession and its specialists recognize the need for a unique skill set in providing care for athletic patients.Read the full letter
The LewisGale Hospital Montgomery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.
Our program, which started in 2004, includes four positions at VCOM-Virginia, and we are awaiting a final decision on our Osteopathic Recognition application, which should be coming this fall.
In our program, sports medicine fellows acquire the general orthopedic and medical knowledge in addition to learning to apply osteopathic principles in the evaluation and treatment of athletic patients while working with athletic trainers, orthopedic surgeons and other providers to create a holistic, comprehensive, and team approach to patient management.
We place special emphasis on academic and osteopathic medicine. Our sports medicine fellows have the opportunities to develop teaching skillset through leading didactics, teaching in primary care and OMM labs for first and second-year VCOM students, in addition to clinical teaching with third and fourth-year students, and primary care residents.
An evidence-based approach is used to benefit the athlete-patient as well as to promote wellness and provide a supportive rehabilitative environment.
Our fellows also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of clinical and biomedical research programs during the course of their fellowship year, as well, acquiring clinical skills in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound through participation in our designated curriculum.
We desire to train osteopathic sports medicine physicians to practice in the area of VCOM’s mission, and to serve to advocate for the osteopathic profession.
Get to Know the Team
Mark Rogers, DO, CAQSM Program Director
Curriculum & Rotation Schedule
Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.
Our Fellows participate in monthly radiology grand rounds as well as sports medicine journal clubs.
Didactics are held weekly and led by sports medicine faculty including primary care sports medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers, etc. Our fellows assist with teaching involving medical students, residents, and other allied professionals.
VCOM cultivates an all-inclusive research environment for all levels of medicine from first-year medical students, to residents, to faculty in an academically rich environment. VCOM has a comprehensive research department with significant mentorship, resources and generous financial support. VCOM sponsors all faculty and fellows to attend the annual research retreat.
VCOM provides annual research training through CITI training, full library support, support through biostatistician as well as other administrative support. Opportunities for internal grants and awards are available through VCOM annually for resident projects.
A member of the core faculty partners with the fellow to develop and prepare a poster for presentation at VCOM Research Day as well as a presentation at one of the national conferences. Fellows are periodically offered the opportunity to assist a faculty member with writing a book chapter or article for publication.