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Sports Health holds regular conferences on the latest sports injury topics and techniques. The next conference is currently being planned, come back soon for updated information.

The Summit - Sports Health Symposium
November 3-5, 2016
Cleveland Clinic - CCAC Campus - Beachwood, OH

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the correct techniques and methods for performing orthopaedic examination and special tests on the ankle, foot, knee, hip and shoulder region and how the results relate to injury diagnosis. 
  • Identify appropriate interventions for the prevention and rehabilitation of ACL injuries and the osteoarthritic patient.  
  • Define current best practice in surgical versus non-surgical intervention of lower extremity injuries.  
  • Explain and implement exercise techniques for multiple age patients and pathologies. 
  • Outline return-to-sport criteria and progression for various injuries

Hotel Accommodations

Homewood Suites Hilton
25725 Central Parkway
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Phone: 216.464.9600

Room Rate: $125 - $129 per night
Please ask for the Cleveland Clinic rate.
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Continuing Education Units

Cleveland Clinic Sports Health (BOC AP #: P410) is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. 

ATs can claim only hours actually spent in the educational program.
According to the education levels described by the PDC, the following continuing education course is considered to be Advanced. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016:
  • This program is eligible for a maximum of 6.3 hours of Category A hours/ CEUs for Thursday, November 3, 2016 
  • Thursday, November 3, 2016 = 5.3 Evidence-based CEUs will be applied for through BOC 
  • This course is being submitted to the Ohio Physical Therapy Board for 6.3 hours/CEUs for Thursday, November 3, 2016 
Friday and Saturday, November 4-5, 2016:
  • This course is being submitted to the Ohio Physical Therapy Board for 15.0 CEUs for Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5, 2016
  • This program is eligible for a maximum of 15.0 hours of Category A hours/CEUs for Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5, 2016

Mail all registration forms and payments to:
Cleveland Clinic, PO Box 77054, Cleveland Ohio 44194-7054
Registration confirmation will be emailed once registration is processed.

For Questions Only:

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Richard Figler, MD

Richard Figler, MD
Program Director, Primary Care
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
99 Northline Circle, Suite 100
Euclid, Ohio 44119
Ph: 216.692.7833
Fax: 216.692.7802

Duration: Three one-year positions (July to June 30)
Deadline: Application must be received between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30
Location: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

This fellowship is ACGME-accredited.
Graduates are eligible for the Certificate of Added Qualification Exam.

Cleveland Clinic's Sports Health Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is one of the oldest and most established sports medicine fellowship training programs in the United States. The one year program is affiliated with the Department of Family Medicine at Fairview Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital.

Established in 1985, the Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship has over 50 graduates. Though most have trained in Family Medicine, graduates of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residencies have been accepted to the program. The Fellowship has ACGME accreditation allowing the graduates to take the CAQ for Sports Medicine examination.

Cleveland Clinic Sports Health is a group of sports medicine and team physicians working in collaboration with one another and with our allied medical partners in the office, in the training room, on the playing field and in the classroom with a commitment to the pursuit of clinical excellence. Education and research are integral to the commitment.

Application information

Three Primary care Sports Medicine Fellowship positions are available each year. The Program participates in the NRMP Subspecialty Match and utilizes the Universal Application Process outlined on the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine website.

Applications are accepted from Sept. 1 though Sept. 30 each year.

Experience and Training

This comprehensive Primary Care Sports Medicine Program is designed to maximize the exposure of the fellows to a broad range of primary care and orthopaedic sports medicine topics.

Primary Care Sports Medicine fellows spend time rotating with Primary Care Sports Medicine physicians, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine physicians, selected specialty trained Orthopaedic surgeons, adult and pediatric cardiologists, and musculoskeletal radiologists. The radiology curriculum includes x-ray, CT, MRI and MSK ultrasound experience. The Primary Care Sports Medicine Curriculum includes training in MSK ultrasound, extracorporeal shockwave therapy and platelet-rich plasma therapy.

Primary Care Sports Medicine fellows incorporates experience and training in the following:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • Sport Specific Conditioning, Physical Therapy, and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Concussion Management

Primary Care Sports Medicine fellows function, with supervision, as team physicians for high school and collegiate athletes. The Fellowship also provides exposure to professional athletes from several different sports teams and world-class elite athletes.

The fellowship includes continuity clinics in Primary Care Sports Medicine providing a longitudinal patient care experience throughout the year. The fellows also serve as preceptors for residents in their specialty to maintain their skills.

Lectures and Conferences

Formal didactic lectures covering wide-ranging aspects of Primary Care and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine are presented on a weekly basis as part of an organized conference schedule by the Primary Care Sports Medicine fellows, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine fellows, and Sports Medicine staff. Development of lecture preparation and presentation skills is key to fellows seeking both academic and private practice careers.

Formal research and case-based sports medicine conferences are held on a weekly basis. The fellows present at the case-based conference as well.

Other regular conferences that enhance the Primary Care Sports Medicine fellows’ educational experience include the following:

  • Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
  • City-wide Family Medicine Sports Medicine Lecture Series
  • Orthopaedic Quality Assurance Conference
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Sports Medicine Academic Day
  • Regional PCSM Journal Club
  • Selected national conferences

The fellows attend the AMSSM Fellows Leadership and Research Conference held at the beginning of the academic year and are required to participate in the AMSSM Annual Meeting by presenting cases and novel research.

Research Project

The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows are required to complete a research project during their one year fellowship. This is accomplished through a research curriculum, faculty leadership and dedicated research time.

The fellows present their research project at the annual Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic Department Research Day and are encouraged to submit their work for subsequent publication.

Application Process

Cleveland Clinic's Sports Health Sports Medicine Fellowship is ACGME accredited, allowing the graduates to take the CAQ exam for Primary Care Sports Medicine. The Program utilizes the Universal Application Process outlined on the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine website.

Cleveland Clinic's Sports Health Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship participates in the National Residency Matching Program’s Specialties Matching Service for fellowships, such as Primary Care Sports Medicine. Please see the National Residency Match Program’s Specialties Matching Service (SMS) at for further details; the program is listed as Fairview Hospital.

Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine residents apply using NRMP program number 318712F0 for the two positions available for these specialties.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents apply using NRMP program number 318712F1 for the one position available for this specialty.

For additional information or questions please contact:
Richard Figler, MD
Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Phone: 216.692.7771

Please send your applications to Rachel Marshall at the following address:

Rachel Marshall
Suite 100
99 Northline Circle
Euclid, Ohio 44119
Phone: 216.692.7771

Applications can be submitted electronically via email to:

As a result of the Program’s participation in the NRMP process, applications are accepted from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30 each year. Interviews are conducted in October. The Rank List for our program is submitted in December with the Match List available in January.

Graduates of residency programs in the following specialties are eligible to apply to the program:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine residents apply using NRMP program number 318712F0 for the two positions available for these specialties.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents apply using NRMP program number 318712F1 for the one position available for this specialty.

Applications from foreign medical graduates of these specialties are accepted. Please see the link to Cleveland Clinic's Graduate Medical Education for visa requirements and information.

Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Fellowship

Mark Schickendantz, MD

Mark Schickendatnz, MD
Director of Center for Sports Health
5555 Transportation Blvd.
Phone: 216.518.3436
Fax: 216.518.3441

This ACGME accredited program has the goal of teaching orthopaedic surgeons special diagnostic management and research skills specific to sports medicine and trauma.

Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program

Duration: 18 months (July 1 - January 31)
Deadline: Application must be received by December 1st, 2016
Location: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Director: Scott Euype, PT, DPT, OCS

This residency is accredited through the American Board Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties examination in Sports Physical Therapy.

The Cleveland Clinic is a multi-specialty academic medical center dedicated to excellence in health care. It is home to one of the finest Sports Medicine programs in the United States. The Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Sports Medicine provides comprehensive quality care to people of all ages for musculoskeletal problems and other complex sports and orthopaedic pathologies. The Sports Health team of researchers, educators, and clinicians includes primary care sports medicine physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, and dietitians working in collaboration to deliver world class care.

Cleveland Clinic's Sports Physical Therapy Residency is a full time, intensive program designed to significantly advance the clinical knowledge, skills and competencies required to excel in the field of sports medicine. The residency program will have a strong emphasis on clinical, didactic and research components associated with all aspects of sports medicine. It is designed to advance the knowledge and skills of Physical Therapists in five main areas:

  • Critical Inquire/Evidence Based Practice
  • Educational/Consultation
  • Advanced Clinical Skills
  • Foundational and Clinical Sciences
  • Health Promotion, Fitness and Wellness

The resident will spend the majority of his/her time at the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center: a stand alone, state-of-the art sports medicine complex complete with outpatient surgery suites, offices and exam rooms, on-site imaging, a large functional rehabilitation gym and aquatic therapy.

Application Information

One Sports Physical Therapy Resident position is available every other year (odd number years). The Program utilizes the Centralized Application Process outlined on the ABPTRFE website. Applications are accepted from October 1, 2016 through January 16, 2017

Sports Coverage

The sports physical therapy resident will perform on field sports coverage in excess of 300 hours (ABPTRFE requirement is 200). The resident will have a primary high school and college which he/she works alongside Athletic Trainers and Team Physicians to provide acute medical services. The resident will also spend 1 to 2 afternoons per week in the college training room providing Physical Therapy services to NCAA athletes. The resident will cover a variety of sports including football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, wrestling, road races, and other community outreach events as they occur. The resident will spend 3 full weeks with the high school during football pre-season. The resident will also have the opportunity to work with the Cleveland Indians (MLB) and Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA).

Mentoring and Patient Care

Four hours/week will be dedicated to working 1:1 with a mentor for a minimum of 150 hours. There are several mentors within the program including Sports Clinical Specialists (SCS), Orthopaedic Clinical Specialists (OCS), and Team Physical Therapists for Cleveland professional teams. Non-mentored patient care will include a minimum of 1500 clinical hours and averages 20 to 25 hours per week. The resident will carry a patient load of sports and orthopaedic patients, with a minimum of 40% case load dedicated specifically to sports injuries.

Didactic Education & Research

The curriculum includes 20 educational units of lecture/lab related to sports health and rehabilitation. The resident will have weekly 1:1 lectures with faculty members. The resident will be responsible for preparing and delivering several presentations on various topics of interest related to the individual units.

The resident will have 4 hours/week dedicated to independent research. The resident will design, conduct, and complete one research project under the guidance of a research mentor. The resident will be expected to submit for platform presentation at Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) and potentially submit for publishing.

Experience and Training

The resident will attend weekly Fellows Conferences, Research / Indications Conferences, monthly Grand Rounds. The resident will have the opportunity to observe physicians in office and in the operating room. The resident will be exposed to multiple procedures, including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and prolotherapy injections, extracorpeal shockwave therapy, and diagnostic imaging. The resident will work in group settings along with medical residents, and primary care / surgical sports medicine fellows.

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