SPORTS MEDICINE

MISSION

Our mission is to develop physicians into compassionate caregivers for their community through faculty role modeling, mentoring, and community outreach to the underserved here and throughout the world.

We are a community Sports Medicine Fellowship that emphasizes diversity and equity of care to the underserved in order to provide comprehensive care to our patients and our community. Core experiences include pediatric sports, procedural musculoskeletal medicine, exercise physiology lab, and event coverage. Traditional and non-traditional electives are offered with built-in flexibility in the curriculum to develop your fellowship, your way, for your future practice.

STRUCTURE

  • One year, ACGME-approved fellowship
  • Emphasis on graduates of primary care residencies—family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics
  • Competitive PGY-4 salary and benefits – see compensation

CURRICULUM - Overview

FALL
Orientation
In-Training Exam
Sideline preparedness/ Event Coverage Conference
Start of Football Season
Start of Saturday Morning Clinic
Exercise Physiology Conference
Start of Exercise Physiology Lab
Mass Participation Event Conference
Waco Ironman
Submit AMSSM Abstract
Sports Medicine Journal Club
Pediatric/Internal Medicine Boards

WINTER
End of Football Season
End of Saturday Morning Clinic
Sports Cardiology Conference
Start of Basketball Season
Ultrasound Conference
In-Training Exam
Exercise Physiology Journal Club

SPRING
Start of Baseball Season
AMSSM Conference
End of Exercise Physiology Lab
Pre-participation Exams
Miscellaneous Journal Club
Board Prep
Check Out

SAMPLE WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Weekly Schedule

ELECTIVES

ASCENSION ORTHOPEDICS
Pediatric Sports
Sports Orthopedics
Foot and Ankle
Hand and Wrist
Ultrasound
Physical Therapy

WACO FAMILY MEDICINE
Family Medicine Sports
Ultrasound
Wilderness Medicine
Wellness Medicine
International Medicine
Medical Spanish
Acupuncture
Reading
Research
Occupational Therapy

DIDACTICS

Afternoon weekly lecture series (see below) Special conferences/workshops
  • Sideline/event preparedness
  • Exercise physiology
  • Mass participation event
  • Sports cardiology
  • Ultrasound
Specialist lectures
  • Orthopedic sports
  • Orthopedic specialties
  • Radiology rounds
  • Exercise physiology
Journal Club meetings National conferences
  • AMSSM
  • Plus funds for one additional conference
National lectures
  • Sports fellowship online lecture series
  • Sports cardiology modules
  • Sports ultrasound modules

AFTERNOON LECTURE SERIES

Afternoon Lecture Series 3

COLLABORATIONS

Waco Family Medicine
A federally qualified health center caring for nearly 60,000 patients in McLennan County

Ascension Orthopedics

Waco Independent School District
15,000 students and UIL 6A classification

Baylor University
A private Christian university and nationally ranked research institution with an outstanding Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation

FACULTY

Nicelerbrock Web

Brock Niceler, MD
Fellowship Director

  • Sports Fellowship: University of Utah
  • Interests: MSK procedures, wilderness medicine, faculty development
Ro Adisna

Oluwarotimi O. Adesina, MD
Assistant Fellowship Director

  • Sports Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Interests: pediatric sports medicine, concussion management
Chad Conners

Chad Conner, MD
Sports Orthopedic Faculty

  • Sports Fellowship: Southern California Orthopedic Institute

APPLICANTS

Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and accepts applications exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from the Association of American Medical Colleges. An ERAS application requires USMLE or COMLEX parts 1-3, medical school transcript, MSPE, and three letters of recommendation, with one of these letters from your current program director. Based upon review of the application documents, applicants are invited for interviews with our faculty and fellows. The Fellowship Recruitment Committee, composed of fellows and faculty members, determines the final rank order list based on a scoring system with academic records and personal interviews weighted equally.

We seek fellows who are well prepared for our training program, both academically and personally, and who show evidence of genuine interest in the welfare of patients.

We accept family medicine, pediatrics, and internal medicine trained candidates.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact us!