Curriculum
 
 

Curriculum

Ortho - Sports Medicine 1

Fellows work with Drs. Thompson and/or Swaringen of Orthopaedic Associates of West Florida. Drs. Thompson and Swaringen specialize in sports medicine.

Ortho - Sports Medicine 2

Fellows work with Drs. David Leffers and Charles Nofsinger of the USF College of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Leffers and Nofsinger specialize in sports medicine.

Ortho - Sports Medicine 3

Fellows work with Dr. Mitchell Herrema, DO, of Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay. 

Ortho - Spine Surgery

Fellows work with Dr. Byron Davidson of Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay and/or Dr. Andrew Messer of Orthopedic Associates of West Florida. Drs. Davidson and Messer specialize in spine surgery.

Ortho - Foot and Ankle Surgery

Fellows work with Drs. Richard Abdo of Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay and/or Dr. Thomas Odmark of Orthopaedic Associates of West Florida. Drs. Abdo and Odmark specialize in foot and ankle surgery.

Ortho - Elbow and Hand Surgery

Fellows work with Dr. Anthony Marcotte of Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay and/or Dr. Scott Wisotsky and Dr. Michael Rothberg of Orthopaedic associates of West Florida.  Dr. Marcotte, Dr. Wisotsky, and Dr. Rothberg specialize in elbow and hand surgery.

Pediatric Ortho

Fellows work with Drs. Scott Beck, Gregory Hahn, and Jeffrey Neustadt of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates. Drs. Beck, Hahn, and Neustadt specialize in pediatric orthopedic surgery.

Sports Medicine - Physical Therapy 1

Fellows work with Morton Plant Mease physical therapists and athletic trainers at the Barrett Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in the Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion. There will be opportunity to be involved with Human Performance testing in this rotation with exposure to gait analysis and metabolic cart testing.

Sports Medicine - Physical Therapy 2

Fellows work with physical therapy faculty at the USF Physical Therapy Center.

Cardiology, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, and Performance Testing and Nutrition

Fellows will work with community cardiologists for sports cardiology and stress testing. The fellows will also have exposure to the Human Performance Center where testing on athletes and patients is completed.

Advanced Musculoskeletal Imaging

Fellows receive lectures from and work with fellowship trained musculoskeletal radiologists.  Time is also spent on education and hands on training in musculoskeletal ultrasound by the primary faculty.

Elective

Fellows have one four-week block of elective during the academic year which can be an away rotation.    These self-directed elective rotations are in the sports medicine field of the fellow’s choosing.

Scholarly Activity

Fellows have one four-week block devoted to working on a faculty approved scholarly activity of their choice.