Updated: September 13, 2013
October 2012: The sports medicine fellowship receives 5-year accreditation
Robert B. Kiningham, M.D., M.A., associate professor, sports medicine fellowship director, is pleased to announce that the sports medicine fellowship program recently received a five-year accreditation from the Residency Review Committee (RRC), which is the maximum cycle allowed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Dr. Kiningham wishes to thank all the faculty, fellows, residents, and staff who commit so much of their time, effort, and expertise to making U-M one of the best programs in the country.
A message from Robert B. Kiningham, M.D., M.A., Director of Sports Medicine Fellowship:
I am excited to inform you of the match results for the sports medicine fellowship for 2013-2014.
Family Medicine - Christina A. Nisonger, M.D.
Multi-specialty: Pediatrics - Kristine L. Ray, M.D.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2013-2014 fellowship program. We will accept applications for the 2014-2015 fellowship program beginning July 1 through September 20, 2013.
Due to the nature of the current program and the various locations of the clinics, we do not offer rotations to individuals from outside of the University of Michigan Sports Medicine Fellowship program at this time.
Our Sports Medicine Fellowship received approval to expand to a second position and is recruiting applicants from Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in addition to Family Medicine.
This position will allow our fellows to expand their team coverage to include additional University of Michigan team sports and will allow clinical and teaching opportunities with faculty from all of these departments.
Contact us by email at email@example.com or phone at (734) 232-6776 or (734) 615-2690 if you are interested in this exciting development.
The fellowship has a full five year accreditation and meets all requirements of the ACGME. Training opportunities include working with athletes at both the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University as well as working with the U-M's MedSport group and our exciting multi-disciplinary faculty.
The Fellowship is 12 months in length and provides comprehensive clinical and academic training in primary care sports medicine. Additional opportunities for research development are available. Fellowship graduates will be fully prepared and eligible to take the examination for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQ) offered by their appropriate specialty Board.
Fellows will have the opportunity to rotate through all clinical sites within the fellowship and will maintain a longitudinal clinical experience within their core specialty. Besides the outstanding resources of the University of Michigan, MedSport and our exciting athletic opportunities, we have nine faculty who currently hold CAQs in Sports Medicine with whom you will have the chance to work with and learn from.
The first fellow in this training program graduated June 1993. The fellowship was first accredited by the ACGME in September 1996, and re-accredited in 2001, 2007 and 2012. We were excited to expand the fellowship in 2009 to a second fellow and encourage the opportunity for research in Sports Medicine upon completion for interested fellows.
The fellowship training program in primary care sports medicine consists of required longitudinal experiences and elective rotations. The curriculum is designed to meet all ACGME requirements for fellowship accreditation as well as address, in a direct and structured fashion, the educational objectives specified by the American Board of Family Medicine in its examination materials for the Certificate of Added Qualification.
The fellowship training program draws upon expertise from faculty members and private practice specialists in family medicine, orthopaedics, cardiology, and athletic medicine for required experiences, and from such diverse areas as kinesiology, nutrition, exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary medicine, psychology and physical medicine, and rehabilitation for elective experiences.
Additional experiences are available in gynecology, bioethics, anatomy and kinesiology, adolescent medicine, student health, performing arts medicine, musculoskeletal imaging, and rheumatology.
Support is provided for attendance at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine as well as one additional CME event (such as the annual meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine). A full set of sports medicine textbooks is available on site, as well as full access to the U-M Taubman Medical Library and to on-line medical databases.
The fellow is expected to make educational contributions, with appropriate training and supervision, to medical student, resident and postgraduate teaching programs, as well as contribute to a didactic core curriculum in sports medicine in conjunction with faculty members of the department. Participation in an academic project is required for successful completion of the fellowship.
Applicants must be ACGME board eligible or certified in Family Practice and residency-trained in family medicine, to be certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, or be scheduled to take the board certification examination in July of the coming year, and have a significant commitment to a teaching and/or research career in sports medicine. International medical graduates must possess a J-1 Visa to enter the program. Fellows will be appointed at the appropriate postgraduate level consistent with previous experience and training, and receive a stipend and benefits consistent with the level of appointment. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and specifically invites minorities and female candidates to apply.
The fellowship program participates with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) under the supervision of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). Interested applicants may apply to ERAS using the MyERAS application requested from the AMSSM. The program subscribes to all application, interviewing and match list deadlines specified by the NRMP. Inquiries and requests for information can be directed to the Fellowship Recruitment Office.
These items are required:
Sports Medicine Fellowship Recruitment Office
Robert B. Kiningham, M.D.
Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Department of Family Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
1150 West Medical Center Drive
M7300 Medical Science I, SPC 5625
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5625
(734) 232-6776 or (734) 615-2690
(734) 615-2687 Fax
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Overland Park, KS 66212
(913) 327-1491 Fax
National Resident Matching Program
Specialties Matching Services
2450 N Street, N.W., Suite 201
Washington, D.C. 20037-1141
David J. Alvarez, D.O.
Dr. Alvarez is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy at Butler University and his medical degree at Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He served an internship at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, Calif., and completed his residency and a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine. He is a team physician for Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Alvarez provides primary care and sports medicine care at the Family Medicine clinic at Domino's Farms, Ypsilanti Health Center, and MedSport at Domino's Farms.
Amy C. Miller, M.D.
Dr. Miller is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She is a University of Michigan graduate with a bachelors of science in kinesiology and earned her medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. Dr. Miller completed her residency at Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe and a sports medicine fellowship at University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine in 1999. She is a team physician for the University of Michigan and provides primary and sports medicine care at Briarwood Family Medicine.
Jeffrey A. Housner, M.D.
Dr. Housner is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of the U-M Medical School and completed his residency at the UCLA Medical Center, as well as a two-year sports medicine fellowship at UCLA. He is board-certified in family medicine and has earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He is a team physician for the University of Michigan and USA Hockey. Dr. Housner sees patients at MedSport located at Domino's Farms, as well as MedSport Brighton.
Robert B. Kiningham, M.D., M.A., FACSM, Director
Dr. Kiningham is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, and received his residency training in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan. He subsequently completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at University of Michigan and received a Certificate of Added Qualification in sports medicine from the American Board of Family Practice. He also holds a master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of California at Davis. Currently, he is director of the sports medicine fellowship, serves as a team physician for Eastern Michigan University, and provides primary care and sports medicine care at the Family Medicine at Domino's Farms.
Tara A. Master-Hunter, M.D.
Dr. Master-Hunter earned her bachelor of science degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey and her medical degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She completed her residency and a primary care sports medicine fellowship with the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Master has been actively involved with the Migrant Worker Health Care Clinic, covers Chelsea High School sports, and assists Dr. David Alvarez in covering Eastern Michigan University athletics. She is the assistant residency director and sees patients at Chelsea Family Medicine.
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Christina Nisonger, M.D.
Residency:University of Michigan Family Medicine, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Medical School: University of North Caroline, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Kristine Ray, M.D.
Residency: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Carbondale, Ill.
Medical School: University of New Mexico Children's Hospital, Albuquerque, N.M.
Dr. Bohn with patient in clinic