The Fellowship at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre was initiated in 1982 and has evolved into a two year program involving both clinical work in sports medicine, as well as the completion of a Master of Science (MSc.) degree. The Fellowship is multi-faceted with the following components:
- Clinical Exposure: In the first year the bulk of the time is spent working with each of the Primary Care principals. After an initial period of familiarization with the specific sports oriented history and physical, the Fellow sees, assesses and reviews the cases with one of the primary care physicians. Ample time is available for discussion. The year’s program allows for follow-up evaluation of the patients, clearly an important aspect of medical practice. Some time may also be spent in Physiotherapy, Orthopaedics, Radiology and other related disciplines.
- Master’s Degree in Sport Science: The Fellow is required to complete, or have completed, a program of study leading to a Master of Science Degree. This will provide the Fellow with training in research.
- Sports Medicine Courses: These are given through the School of Human Kinetics at UBC on a credit basis. They cover all musculoskeletal and organic systems and how these are affected by sports injury or illness.
- Research: The Fellow is expected to organize for publication a clinical or basic science research paper of choice. This is often based on the thesis topic required for the Master’s degree. With the plethora of clinic resources and ready access of laboratory studies, there is ample choice of research topics.
- Educational: The Fellow, as a member of the Clinic, is expected to partake in teaching both within and outside of the Clinic. There are always one or two Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine or Rheumatology residents training at the clinic; as well, the clinic often receives requests from the community, either general or medical, for sports medicine lectures on a myriad of subjects, and the Fellow is encouraged to participate in these events.
- Community Service: There are often requests for interested medical personnel to be available at various sports events, such as UBC Varsity competitions, marathons, fun runs or the like.
- Conferences: The Fellow is expected to participate in all rounds and conferences that are hosted by the clinic each year. In addition, there are a large number of conferences, both across Canada and in the U.S., which may benefit the Fellow.
The format of the year is very flexible and amenable to alteration as per individual aims and interests. Generally speaking, the Fellow spends about two and one half days/week at the clinic, and the rest of the week in course work, research, providing medical assistance to a team/sport, etc. There is enough material for study to make the Fellowship a full-time program and we do encourage the completion of the Fellowship on a full-time basis.
Funding: There is a potential source of funding through the Department of Family Practice: www.familymed.ubc.ca , and refer to R3 Programs and Skills Training under postgraduate education. Please note that this is a separate application process.
A chronological list of our Fellows follows with their current location:
|Rob Lloyd-Smith||1982||Sports Medicine, Allan McGaving Sports Medicine Centre; Student Health Services, University of British Columbia|
|Jim MacIntyre||1983||Sports Medicine, Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Murray, UT|
|Gordon Matheson||1984||Director, Sports Medicine Division, Stanford University, CA|
|Sue Hopkins||1985||Department of Physiology, University of California at San Diego|
|Dan Joyce||1986||Private Practice, Washington State|
|Constance Lebrun||1987||Director, Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic, University of Alberta|
|Preston Wiley||1987||Co-Director, University of Calgary Sports Medicine Centre|
|Willem Meeuwisse||1988||Medical Director, University of Calgary Sports Medicine Centre|
|Mary Gisslow||1989||Student Health Services, University of British Columbia|
|Neil Craton||1990||Director, University of Manitoba Muscoloskeletal Fellowship and the Hargraves Sports Medicine Clinic|
|Navin Prasad||1991||Sports Medicine, Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre|
|Karen Legg||1992||Family Practice, Vancouver; Student Health Services, UBC|
|Carl Shearer||1993||Sports Medicine, New West Sports Medicine Clinic, New Westminster, BC|
|Andrew Stager||1994||Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine, Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, BC|
|Mark Roberts||1995||Medical Director, Clinical Teaching Unit VGH; Medical Manager, Acute Medical Unit VGH; Sports Medicine, Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre|
|Jennifer Robinson||1996||Family Practice, Vancouver|
|Garth Hunte||1997||Emergency Medicine, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver|
|Karim Khan||1998||Department of Family Practice (Bone Health), University of British Columbia|
|Nick Carter||1999||Physical Rehabilitation and Rheumatology, England|
|Chris Johnston||2000||Sports Medicine, Halifax, NS|
|Michael Koehle||2001||School of Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia; Sports Medicine, Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre|
|Jill Osborn||2002||Dept. Anaesthesiology, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver; Division of Acute and Chronic Pain|
|Fern von der Porten||2005||Whistler Medical Clinic|
|Nick Rose||2007||Emergency Medicine, VGH; Sports Medicine, Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre|
|Tom Green||2008||Emergency Medicine, Royal Columbian Hospital; Sports Medicine, Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre|
|Kara Solmundson||2009||Fellowship, year 2|
|Shiroy Dadachanji||2010||Fellowship, year 1|
|Justin Ting||2011||In-coming Fellow, July 1, 2011|
It is the aim of the Fellowship to develop the clinical, educational and research capabilities of the sports medicine physician in order to maximize their contribution to the community, both general and medical.
The Canadian Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) has established a certification examination and it is required that the Fellow complete this following the training period.
Formal application via a letter of intent and interest is required, as well as three letters of reference and an up-to-date curriculum vitae. Application deadline is October 15th, 2011 and all correspondence should be directed to:
Attn: Nancy McLaren
Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre
3055 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3