The Sport and Exercise Medicine PGY3 Fellowship

Program Overview

The Sport and Exercise Medicine PGY3 Fellowship program at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic is designed to enhance skills and knowledge in the multiple facets of sport and exercise medicine – injury assessment/treatment, medical issues in sport and activity, preventative medicine, event coverage, doping issues, interventional procedures, etc. It is structured to provide a comprehensive curriculum but is flexible enough to accommodate the needs of the individual residents. Residents also have responsibilities to provide medical services for Western University varsity teams for home games and hosted tournaments. The Clinic is also involved in medical coverage for several community, provincial and national events. The Resident will develop the skills to assume a leadership role in the organization of medical coverage.

PGY3 Primary Care Fellows work closely with orthopaedic sport medicine physicians, physiotherapists and researchers to achieve a balanced approach to the care of injured athletes.

Clinical Time

Residents will be scheduled to work with the Primary Care Physicians as well as be scheduled with their own patients as the year progresses, under the supervision of a Staff Physician. The Resident will also be involved with the Orthopaedic Clinics related to sport/activity injuries referred from the Primary Care area. This will give the Resident an understanding of the process from initial visit and preliminary treatment to the surgical intervention when required. There will also be time to spend in the physiotherapy area to gain a greater understanding of the non-surgical management of sport and activity related injuries. There is on-site access to x-ray, ultrasound and EMG at the Western University location and there is ultrasound available for ultrasound-guided procedures. Other components include educational time spent with Physiatry, Rheumatology, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Radiology, Roth McFarland Hand and Upper Limb (HULC) and our other locations in the community.


Resident is expected to get involved in an area of research that is of interest to them and one that the Clinic is active in. They are expected to present an outline of the project to the Director within the first two months. This research project will be presented at Residents Day at the end of the year (usually early June). The Clinic will be able to provide access to computers and research data, with the Resident expected to take initiative in establishing a goal. The Department of Family Medicine offers assistance with the research process to ensure residents get any assistance they need. With the affiliation to the Faculty of Kinesiology, the Resident will have access to the labs and specialized resources.

General Information

Duration: Twelve Months

Start and End Date: July 1 to June 30

Number of Positions: 1-4 (variable year-to-year)

Time Away: Follow FM PARO Guidelines

For Further Information, contact:

Dr. Graham Briscoe, Fellowship Director, Sport and Exercise Medicine

T: 519-661-3011 ext. 88816

Angie Goguen, Education Coordinator

Sport and Exercise Medicine PGY3 Fellowship Submission

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