Sport & Exercise Medicine Fellowship

Program Information

Allan McGavin Sport Medicine Clinic’s fellowship program was one of the first of its kind in Canada.  Initiated in 1982, our program represented the realization of a specific post-graduate training initiative by Sports Medicine pioneers Drs. Doug Clement, Jack Taunton and Don McKenzie.

In the last 30+ years, the program has evolved substantially, however our graduates continue to reflect the diversity of the musculoskeletal, sport and exercise medicine profession.  Fellows who complete our program continue in their careers to become physicians at community sport medicine facilities, university student health clinics, community family practice clinics, national and professional sport teams and organizations, or educators and researchers at the community and university level.  (View our list of past fellows.)

Physicians who are accepted into our current program will experience a comprehensive training scheme with the goal of creating expertise in the assessment, management and prevention of concerns that arise from participating in sport and exercise. We accept 1-2 positions per year.

Program Objectives:

  1. To become knowledgeable in the assessment and management of the common concerns related to musculoskeletal, Sport & Exercise Medicine including exercise prescription.
  2. To become competent at the long-term care of the Sport Medicine patient both on and off the field-of-play.
  3. To become competent at performing a variety of procedures (ie: injections, aspirations, joint reductions, on-field spinal care) relating to the Sport Medicine patient.
  4. To become an effective communicator with patients, family members, coaches, and other members of the healthcare team.
  5. To demonstrate scholarly proficiencies that are self-directed and relevant, and to proficient not only as a clinician but as an educator and researcher.
  6. To become an excellent collaborator by engaging patients, team staff and families as active participants in their care.
  7. Demonstrate patient management skills by ordering appropriate and economically sound diagnostic and screening tests as well as establishing organization plans when involved in event coverage.
  8. To obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform as team physician including sport profiling, pre-participation examination, implementation of prevention strategies and participate in an Integrated Sports Medicine/Science Team.
  9. To prepare the fellow for the successful challenge of the Canadian Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine diploma examination.