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The Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery Athletic Training Fellowship Program is founded and supported through fellowship- and residency-trained orthopaedic surgeons providing care to one of the nation’s most athletic areas including professional and local athletes, the US Ski Team, and destination athletes from all ages and sports levels.

 

VSO currently employs eight fellowship-trained athletic trainers. These athletic trainers are critical to the orthopaedic physicians at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery in providing exceptional care to their athletes.

 

We are proud to host a year-long athletic training fellowship for certified athletic trainers. This post-graduate level fellowship program is a stipend-based educational program for the certified athletic trainer and is designed to provide advanced knowledge and skills in the clinical orthopaedic setting.

 

Athletic Training Fellows will be educated directly by world-class orthopaedic physicians and their expert staff. Educational areas include clinic, durable medical equipment, operating room, physical therapy, sports outreach, and research through the Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Research Foundation.

 

The Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery Athletic Training Fellowship Program accepts two certified athletic trainers into the program. Our goal is to prepare the certified AT fellows with the experience and advanced knowledge (including diagnostic and evaluation skills) for a role in the orthopaedic/sports medicine clinical setting. 

 

AT Fellows will rotate with all VSO physicians and specialties. These include:

 

  • Knee /Complex Knee/Multi-Ligament Knee

  • Shoulder

  • Sports Medicine

  • Foot & Ankle

  • Joint Replacement

  • Spine & Neurosurgery

  • Elbow, Wrist, & Hand

  • Orthopaedic Trauma

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation  

 

AT fellows also attend regularly scheduled academic sessions and have research objectives through the Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Research Foundation and sports outreach assignments. 

 

The Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery Athletic Training Fellowship Program is unique in that it is one of the few programs in the country that has a neurosurgery department and a staff neurosurgeon directing a concussion management program.

 

Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery is an Approved BOC Provider for athletic trainers. The fellowship curriculum is based on the six CAATE standards including advanced post-professional education aligned with the five practice domains of athletic training.

 

Purpose

 

To ensure athletic training fellows have a sufficient understanding of the fellowship expectations and time commitment required to successfully complete the Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery Athletic Training Fellowship Program.

 

Goals

 

  • Expose certified athletic trainers to a consistently high-level clinical and surgical experience.

  • Provide certified athletic trainers a curriculum in radiology, physical therapy, and sports outreach.

  • Educate the certified athletic trainer on outcomes-based orthopaedic research through the Vail-Summit Orthopaedic Research Foundation.

  • Present orthopaedic sports medicine content at local, state, regional, or national levels. 

 

Fellowship Objective:

 

To prepare a certified athletic trainer with advanced knowledge for a role in the orthopaedic/sports medicine clinical setting.

 

 

Athletic Training Fellow

Athletic Training Fellow

ATC Fellowship Board

 Athletic Training   Fellowship Coordinator

Athletic Training Fellowship Board Member & Director

Athletic Training Fellowship Medical Director

Athletic Training Fellowship Board Member & Director

2018 Athletic Training Fellows

ATC FELLOWSHIP

ATC FELLOWSHIP