Andrews Research & Education Institute: Fellowship Programs
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
The Andrews Sports Medicine Fellowship Program is an ACGME accredited postgraduate sports medicine fellowship. The fellowship program falls under the direction of former AOSSM President and current AREI President Dr. James Andrews. Dr. Andrews has trained several hundred fellows, the majority of whom have entered private practice and developed sports–based practices across the U.S.A. and several other countries.
The fellowship is an extremely active clinical fellowship with a balanced exposure to open and closed surgical treatment of the knee, foot/ankle, shoulder, hip, and wrist/elbow. During the 2009–10 academic year, two sports medicine fellows performed over 2,500 surgical procedures.
The fellowship is also balanced between the OR and the office setting. One of the highlights for our fellows has been the opportunity to gain considerable experience in the office. Currently, the fellows work with eight orthopedic surgery attendings and one primary care sports medicine attending in the Andrews Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine practice. One of the strengths of our program is the training the fellows receive by working with our group of diversely–trained faculty. Our out–patient surgery center is adjacent to the physician(s) medical office(s) making for even more convenience during training.
Research is a mandatory requirement of the fellowship. At least one published paper is considered the minimum expectation of our fellows. However, we have had fellows achieve greater than 10 publications during their fellowship. Generally, the fellows have one day per week for research, although there is ample time throughout the week for additional reading and research.
About the Selection Process
Fellows accepted to the orthopaedic sports medicine program should have completed an ACGME–accredited residency in Orthopaedic Surgery and be a graduate of a medical school in the U.S.A. accredited by the ACGME (or ECFMG equivalent); have or be able to obtain a full unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of Florida. Our fellows are selected for the fellowship through the Sports Medicine Match sponsored by the AOSSM, administered by the San Francisco Match. The academic year is August 1st through July 31st, thus allowing time for the fellow to prepare for written board examinations, move and get acclimated to Gulf Breeze. The fellow’s salary is $50,000 annually plus medical mal–practice coverage, reimbursement of licensing and credentialing fees, and up to $3,000 annually for program–approved outside educational programs. Medical and disability insurance is provided for fellow. Additional family medical insurance coverage is offered at Baptist–employee prices. Housing is not provided.
Applicants may visit the AOSSM website (AOSSM.org) for up–to–date information and application instructions.
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
The Andrews Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME–accredited one–year postgraduate sports medicine fellowship. The fellowship program falls under the direction of Joshua Hackel, M.D. and Captain Elise Gordon, M.D. Delineation of skills and competencies the fellow will be able to demonstrate at the conclusion of the 12–month program are:
- appropriate physical examination for orthopaedic sports injuries,
- review and correctly diagnose patients with typical histories and physical finding of chronic orthopaedic sport injuries and the management of those injuries,
- differentiate between those sport injuries that require immediate surgical treatment or those that can be treated non–operatively,
- recognize those sports injuries for which minor delay in treatment would not be deleterious to the patient,
- acute care of orthopaedic and other acute sports medicine injuries that may occur during athletic competition and how to deal with those injuries on the athletic field,
- order and interpret radiologic examinations that are used for diagnosis of sports injuries — including specific views, tomograms, bone scans, arthrograms, computerized axial tomography scans, magnetic resonance imaging and ultra sound,
- how to use therapeutic modalities in physical therapy, diagnostic and operative arthroscopy,
- recognize non–orthopaedic problems that occur in sports medicine and how to refer them appropriately,
- assess psychological effects of injuries on athletes and how to select consultants to assist in their management,
- have knowledge of sports equipment,
- be competent in musculoskeletal ultrasound procedures
- be proficient in joint aspiration and injection,
- perform as a team physician, and
- continue quality of primary care in patients.
One of the strength of our program is the training the fellow receive by working with our group of diversely–trained faculty. Our out–patient radiology and rehab centers are adjacent to the physician(s) clinic(s) making for even more convenience during training. The fellow will also spend one day a week at the Naval Hospital Family Medicine Center and Sports Medicine / Reconditioning Team for continuity of family medicine care.
About the Selection Process
Fellow accepted to the primary care sports medicine program should have completed an ACGME–accredited residency in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics or physical medicine and rehabilitation; be a graduate of a medical school in the U.S.A. accredited by ACGME (or ECFMG equivalent); have or be able to obtain a full unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Florida. AREI will interview residents provided by the Navy Hospital Pensacola, our core sponsor but will also accept general applications from civilians as well.
Deadline for general applications is October 1 each year. The academic year is August 1 through July 31. Primary Care Sports Medicine fellow salary is $50,000 annually plus medical mal–practice coverage, reimbursement of licensing and credentialing fees, and up to $3,000 annually for program–approved outside educational programs. Medical and disability insurance is provided for fellow. Additional family medical insurance coverage is offered at Baptist–employee prices. Housing is not provided.
Regional / Ambulatory Anesthesia Fellowship
The Andrews Regional/Ambulatory Anesthesia Fellowship Program is a non–accredited one–year postgraduate anesthesia fellowship. The fellowship program falls under the direction of Greg Hickman, M.D. and Brandon Winchester, M.D. The fellowship adheres to the consensus guideline for training formulated by the Directors of Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Training Group, 2005. Clinical and academic components are combined to provide the fellow with comprehensive knowledge and enhanced clinical skills in:
- the administration of both adult and adolescent peripheral and neuraxial blocks,
- cadaver dissection for better understanding of neural anatomy,
- regional anesthetic patient care including the judicious use of sedation and appropriate respiratory management,
- managing ambulatory anesthetic techniques and cases,
- intraoperative and postoperative management of patients undergoing complex orthopaedic surgical procedures,
- postoperative pain management strategies utilizing intravenous, oral, and peripheral techniques including in–dwelling catheters,
- exposure to all sports medicine academic activities allowing a better understanding of an orthopaedic sports medicine practice.
The regional anesthesia fellowship has a balanced exposure to open and closed surgical treatment of the knee, foot/ankle, shoulder, hip, and wrist/elbow. Each fellow performs more than 1,600 ultrasound-guided nerve blocks per year, with more than 800 continuous perineural catheters.
About the Selection Process
Fellow accepted to the regional anesthesia fellowship program should have completed an ACGME–accredited residency in anesthesia; be a graduate of a medical school in the U.S.A. accredited by ACGME (or ECFMG equivalent); have or be able to obtain a full unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Florida. AREI will accept general applications via email.
Contact Emily DeBusk, RN (blocknursing@(re3eM0oV3)gmail.com) for more information.
The academic year is August 1 through July 31. Regional Anesthesia fellow salary is $55,000 annually plus medical mal–practice coverage, and up to $1,000 annually for program–approved outside educational programs. Medical insurance is provided for fellow. Additional family medical insurance coverage is also offered. Housing is not provided.
About our Fellowship Directors and Co–Directors
- Dr. Andrews
- serves as co–medical director for Intercollegiate Sports at Auburn University and senior orthopaedic consultant for Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Alabama; thus allowing ample time for fellows to experience SEC football team coverage during the season.
- Dr. Hackel
- serves as associate clinical professor at the Florida State School of Medicine, medical director at University of West Florida Athletic Trainer Program, and adjunct professor of family medicine at the University of South Alabama.
- Dr. Elise Gordon
- serves as primary care sports medicine physician at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, associate clinical professor of medicine at Florida State School of Medicine as well as the Uniformed Services University of Health Science, and medical consultant to the Florida Institute of Human and Machine Cognition exoskeleton project.
- Dr. Greg Hickman
- serves as medical director and director of anesthesia at the Andrews Ambulatory Surgery Center and Regional Anesthesia Fellowship director. Dr. Hickman is a member of the Directors of Regional Anesthesia Pain Medicine group who has established a standardized curriculum for non–accredited regional anesthesia fellows. He has 20 years of experience in regional anesthesia and post–operative pain management.
- James Andrews, M.D. – AREI President
- Barry Callahan, M.D.
- David Chandler, M.D.
- Juliet DeCampos, M.D.
- Joshua Hackel, M.D.
- Erik Nilssen, M.D.
- Roger Ostrander, M.D.
- Christopher O’Grady, M.D.
- Charlie Roth, M.D.
- Greg Hickman, M.D.
For further information regarding AREI’s fellowship programs
- James Andrews, M.D.
President of Andrews Institute and AREI
- Joshua Hackel, M.D.
Primary Care Sports Medicine Director
- Greg Hickman, M.D.
Medical Director and Director of Anesthesia at Andrews Surgery Center and Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Director
- Education Director
- Carmen White
- American Medical Association — ama-assn.org
- Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education — acgme.org
- Federation of State Medical Boards — fsmb.org
- Internet Society of Orthopaedic Surgery & Trauma — orthogate.org
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine — aossm.org
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine — amssm.org
- American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine — asra.org