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Spine & Sports Medicine Fellowship

Director: Lawrence W. Frank, MD

Spine & Sports Physiatrists is offering a fellowship for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents as a PGY-5 position starting July 1st. The fellowship is a one year position with extended training in spine and musculoskeletal rehabilitation medicine. The emphasis is on fine-tuning clinical diagnostic skills and application of diagnosis-specific rehabilitation treatments for musculoskeletal conditions.

The fellow will develop expertise in clinical skills including detailed musculoskeletal history and examination, radiographic interpretation, rehabilitative and surgical clinical decision making, and preparation of specific exercise programs. The fellow will also fine-tune their procedural skills including EMG, peripheral joint injection, fluoroscopically guided spinal injections, and minor percutaneous surgical procedures.

Teaching and learning opportunities include participation in a musculoskeletal radiology rotation and scheduled lectures to PM&R and Neurosurgery residents at Loyola and Rush Universities. There is exposure to a cadaver for a gross anatomy refresher and for table teaching. Sports medicine experience includes on-field and training room coverage of a local high school, all sports. The fellow is also expected to prepare a paper or presentation suitable for publication.

Further information on the fellowship is available on the AAPM&R website.

The fellowship is PASSOR approved through the AAPM&R, but not an ACGME accredited pain fellowship.

Application materials include your CV, a personal statement and three letters of recommendation by August 15th. We expect to pick a fellow by late September/early October. An interview will be required as well. Please send all application materials to:

Spine & Sports Physiatrists, S.C.

c/o Joni Hunger
183 N. Addison Ave., Suite 210
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Or by email to: jdunley@spineandsportsdocs.com
Or by fax to: 630-834-9990