The Department of Family and Community Medicine has three fellowship programs.
The Southern Illinois University Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Program in Quincy
The Southern Illinois University Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program in Quincy was established in August of 2004. The program is open to any physician who has successfully graduated from a family medicine, pediatric, internal medicine or emergency medicine residency. The one-year fellowship fo-cuses on the musculoskeletal conditions and non-surgical rehabilitation of these conditions. In addition to this, fellows are exposed to various medical conditions associated with sports (e.g., concussion, exercise-induced asthma). The program is housed in Blessing Hospital’s Body Motion Center and the program is multi-disciplinary in nature. The fellow also spends time with University of Missouri-Columbia team physician and attends subspecialty clinics in Springfield with the Department of Orthopedics, the Division of Rheumatology, and the Department of Internal Medicine. More information about the fellowship can be obtained from Linda Savage, the sports medicine fellowship coordinator, at 217-224-9484, ext. 5772.
More information is available at http://www.siumed.edu/qfpc/
The Carbondale Sports Medicine Fellowship
The Carbondale Sports Medicine Fellowship is a twelve-month program that trains physicians to provide care to physically active people of all ages. Education is provided by the family medicine sports medicine fac-ulty, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, sports physical therapists, and staff from SIU-C with expertise in nutrition, strength training, and sports psychology. Experiences focus on the evaluation, treatment, rehabilita-tion, and prevention of activity-related injuries as well as non-musculoskeletal conditions which decrease the effectiveness of the exercising individual. Fellows gain experience at the university, community college, and high school levels, and a multitude of sideline experiences in many different sports and recreational events, functioning as team physicians, covering mass events, and managing medical and orthopedic conditions aris-ing from activity.
More information is available at http://www.siumed.edu/cfpc/sportsmedicine.php
The SIU Center for Family Medicine Springfield Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship
The Springfield Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship was established in October 2001. The purpose of this fellowship is to provide an extra year of training for outstanding graduating family medicine residents of the Springfield Program who have expressed an interest in becoming an academic family physician. The fellowship is one year in length and is designed to be a transitional year to give the incumbent time to receive additional training before becoming a full-time faculty member in a family medicine residency program. This training will make graduating residents more marketable and better prepared to become an academic family physician. This year would allow for a balance between additional personal clinical time, teaching time and research. There would be ample time to allow for honing all clinical, teaching and research skills before becoming a faculty member.
More information is available at http://www.siumed.edu/sfm/Res_Fellowship.html or by contacting Iris Wesley at 217-757-8116.