|The Family Medicine Residency Program is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The purpose of a primary care fellowship is to train primary care
the unique aspects of sports medicine. The doctor will maintain
their primary specialty and will have expertise in medicine as it applies
the exercising individual. He/she will be knowledgeable about the unique
of athletes and will the patient as a whole.
Our physicians develop an understanding of the term "athlete" refers to any
who is engaged in sport, exercise or a physical activity at the
industrial, competitive, professional or elite level.
Program / Curriculum
- The SIU at Carbondale Sports Medicine Fellowship is a twelve-month
sports medicine fellowship sponsored by the Southern Illinois University
Department of Family and Community Medicine.
- The Sports Medicine Fellowship will train the fellow to provide care to
physically active people of all ages. The fellowship education is
the family medicine staff with expertise in sports medicine,
orthopedic surgeons, sports physical therapists, as well as staff from the
university of Southern Illinois
with expertise in nutrition strength training, and sports psychology.
- Experiences are included that focus on the evaluation, treatment,
rehabilitation, and prevention of activity-related injuries as well as
non-musculoskeletal conditions which decrease the effectiveness of the
- The fellowship program will emphasize all aspects of primary care sports medicine including illness and injury related to sport participation, exercise, physiology, nutrition, pharmacology; sports psychology, and ethical/medical-legal aspects of exercise and sports.
- The curriculum includes approximately 90% sports
medicine (musculoskeletal and general medical care) and 10% Family
- The Fellow will gain experience at the high school, community college, and university level with a multitude of sideline experiences
different sports and recreational events.
- Graduates will be able to
a team physician, cover mass events, counsel his or her patients about
physical activity, and manage medical
and orthopedic conditions arising from such activity.
Sports Medicine Experience
The Southern Illinois Sports Medicine Fellowship assists in the comprehensive medical care of the Division I NCAA student athletes at SIU-Carbondale.
These 450+ athletes participate in 16 sports in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC).
The Fellowship also provides care to the athletes at John A. Logan College, a junior college located in nearby Carterville, Illinois.
We also care for various high school in the area and a semi-pro baseball team, the Southern Illinois Miners, who are part of the Frontier League.
To train primary care physicians in multidisciplinary sports medicine environment, with
instructors who are up to date on recent advances in the field
- Manage the health of athletes of all ages and levels of participation
- Build knowledge while education residents, medical and athletic traning students
- Advance the field of sports medicine with scholarly activities
- Maintain skills of primary care physician
The sports Medicine Fellowship is one year in length.
It begins July 1 and terminates June 30, after 12 months of training.
Each Sports Medicine Fellow is required to partticipate in a research project during the year and/or
present a clinical case at a national conference.
To be eligible the applicant must be board certified or be a
graduate of an ACGME-accredited residency program in Family Medicine,
Medicine, Pediatrics, or Emergency Medicine.
Sports Medicine Faculty:
||Scott Schonewolf, D.O., is Director of Sports Medicine at the Family Medicine Residency Program, physician at SIU Student Health Program and Assistant Team Physician at SIUC, John A. Logan, and the Southern Illinois Miners. He is also the team physician for Herrin High School. Dr. Schonewolf received his medical degree from Philadelpia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Completed his residency in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and completed his Sports Medicine fellowship at Utah Valley Sports Medicine and Family Practice. He is Board-certified in Family Medicine with a CAQ in Sports Medicine.
Jon Humphrey, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Clinical Family & Community Medicine, is Associate Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship, and a team physician for John A.Logan College, the Southern Illinois Miners, and Caterville High School. He received his medical degree from SIU and completed his Family Medicine residency at SIUC's Springfield program. Dr.Humphrey was in private practice prior to relocating to Southern Illinois where he completed his Sports Medicine fellowship.He is Board- Certified in Family Medicine with a CAQ in Sports Medicine
||Evan Plowgian, M.D.
The Sports Medicine Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council
Graduate Medical Education.
Information and Application
- Uniform fellowship application from AMSSM
- Three letters of recommendation
- Participation in the NRMP
For more information please contact Chris Null,
Fellowship Coordinator, at :
305 W. Jackson Suite 200
Carbondale, Il 62901