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Sports Medicine Fellowship

About

Aloha and welcome to the University of Hawai鈥榠 Sports Medicine Fellowship Program!

Our 12-month, ACGME-accredited fellowship provides board certified/board eligible physicians in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics with additional training in the academic discipline of Sports Medicine. Successful completion of the fellowship leads to eligibility for Board Certification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. The Program is affiliated with the John A. Burns School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (JABSOM-DFMCH) and sponsored by health care partner Hawai鈥榠 Pacific Health (HPH). The sports medicine fellow is an integral part of the athletic health care team at the NCAA Division I University of Hawai’i at M膩noa Athletics Department (UHMAD). Duties include providing medical care to the 500 collegiate student-athletes in 21 sports under supervision of program faculty.

The University of Hawai鈥榠 Sports Medicine Fellowship Program was established in 2002 in affiliation with the JABSOM-DFMCH and original sponsorship of The Queen鈥檚 Medical Center.  UHMAD Team Physician and John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) faculty member, Dr. Andrew Nichols, (Head Team Physician 1994-2011), has served as Fellowship Program Director since its inception. Program sponsorship transitioned from Queen鈥檚 to HPH in 2013. As of March 2024, the Fellowship Program has graduated 17 sports medicine physicians, with primary specializations in family medicine (8), internal medicine (5), and pediatrics (4). We are gratified that 65% of our graduates have chosen to stay and practice medicine in the state of Hawai鈥榠.

The Mission Statement of the University of Hawai鈥榠 at M膩noa John A. Burns School of Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship Program is to train sports medicine physicians to meet the specialty health care needs for the people of the State of Hawai鈥榠. This includes contributions to the provision of sports and exercise related health care for our Keiki to K奴puna, the promotion and advocacy of healthy lifestyles, research and scholarly contributions, and the application of physical activity prescription in the clinical care of medical conditions that are prevalent in Hawai鈥榠 and the Pacific region. Our Program commitment extends to and is consistent with the Mission Statements of JABSOM and UH M膩noa.

The program aims of the University of Hawai鈥榠 at M膩noa John A. Burns School of Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship Program are to: 

Core Faculty & Staff

Your Sports Medicine 鈥極hana

The University of Hawai鈥榠 Sports Medicine Fellowship Program core teaching faculty consists of sports medicine subspecialists with primary specialization in family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, orthopaedic surgery, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Faculty in the fields of radiology, cardiology, exercise science, physical therapy, athletic training, and mental health offer additional instruction. Many of these health professionals provide care for the University of Hawai鈥榠 at M膩noa student-athletes and other high-level athletes. 

Andrew Nichols, MD, FACSM, FAMSSM, FAAFP
Program Director

Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Hawai鈥檌 John A. Burns School of Medicine at M膩noa

Team Physician, University of Hawai鈥檌 at M膩noa Athletics Department 

nicholsa@hawaii.edu

S. Nicholas Crawford, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery

Site Director 鈥 UH M膩noa Athletics Department

Orthopaedic Team Physician, University of Hawai鈥榠 at M膩noa Athletics Department

Director of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, HPH-Straub Bone & Joint Cente

Jill Inouye, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Hawai鈥檌 John A. Burns School of Medicine

Team Physician, University of Hawai鈥榠 at M膩noa Athletics Department

Sports Medicine Physician, HPH-Pali Momi Bone & Joint Center 

Jennifer King, DO
Assistant Professor Pediatrics, University of Hawai鈥檌 John A. Burns School of Medicine

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children

Pali Momi Medical Center

Wilcox Medical Center  

Jonathan Sladky, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Hawai鈥檌 John A. Burns School of Medicine

Head Team Physician, University of Hawai鈥榠 at M膩noa Athletics Department

Sports Medicine Physician, University Health Services M膩noa 

Michael Yamazaki, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Hawai鈥檌 John A. Burns School of Medicine

Assistant Team Physician, Sports Medicine Physician and Director, HPH-Straub Bone & Joint Center 

Justin Young, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, JABSOM

Team Physician, University of Hawai鈥榠 at M膩noa Athletics Department

Sports Medicine Physician, HPH-Straub Bone & Joint Center 

Katyelle Martinichio, MBA

Program Administrator

Program Details

Curriculum

The UH sports medicine fellowship curriculum includes required clinical experiences in sports medicine, athletic training room, orthopedic surgery, radiology/diagnostic imaging, physical therapy/rehabilitation, and the primary medical specialty. The fellow also participates in regular didactic sessions, research, and other scholarly activities. Sporting event and practice coverage is shared with other UH team physicians and faculty.

Curriculum Goals

Goal 1
Develop and apply the basic knowledge content of Sports Medicine as it relates to the practice of Primary Care Medicine

Goal 2
Understand the role of exercise in health promotion and demonstrate the ability to prescribe an individualized exercise program for each patient

Goal 3
Demonstrate the application of principles and specifics of prevention, assessment, management, and rehabilitation for acute and chronic exercise and sports related injuries

Goal 4
Acquire knowledge and demonstrate skills necessary to perform the functions of a team physician

Goal 5
Acquire knowledge and demonstrate skills necessary to assess and contribute to the body of scholarly research in the area of Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Didactic Conferences

  • Sports Medicine Core Conferences (weekly) 
  • Additional Trainings & Conferences (varies): 
    • Research skills 
    • Population health 
    • Physician well-being 
    • Diversity, equity & inclusion 
    • Telemedicine 
    • Medical practice management 
    • Coding & billing 
    • Fatigue mitigation 
    • Pain management & addiction 
  • Journal Club (monthly)  
  • Morning Case Report (weekly) 
  • Case Review Forum (quarterly) 
  • Sports Medicine Grand Rounds (varies) 

Sports Medicine Procedures:

  • Sports Ultrasound 
  • MSK injections 鈥 with and without ultrasound guidance 
  • Other procedures such as dry needling, and platelet-rich plasma injections 
  • Sports electrocardiogram interpretation 
  • Exercise treadmill testing 
  • Exercise prescriptions 
  • Compartment pressure testing 
  • Splinting 
  • Casting 
  • Neuropsychiatric test interpretations 

Research

The UH Sports Medicine fellow is expected to engage in a meaningful research project during the fellowship. This may be achieved by pursuing an individual research project or by contributing significantly to ongoing research by sports medicine faculty. The fellow has access to faculty and university support in research development. The fellow has an average of 1-1.5 half-days of protected research and scholarly activity time per week. The fellow is expected to make every effort to share the findings of their scholarly work with colleagues. This may be in the form of presentation at a national or international academic sports medicine meeting and/or by submission of a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed sports medicine professional journal

Rotation Schedule

The sports medicine fellowship adheres to a longitudinal rotation schedule. A sample weekly fellow schedule follows:

      
      
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
7:00am      
7:30am      
8:00am  PD meeting  Didactics & Scholarly  
8:30am FM Continuity Clinic 鈥 PM  PCSM Clinic 鈥 UHSM PCSM Clinic 鈥 UHSM Ortho subspecialties (2nd & 4th), PMR-SM (1st), Peds-SM (3rd) – HPH B&J (Straub & KMCWC) 
9:00am 
9:30am 
10:00am 
10:30am 
11:00am 
11:30am 
12:00pm 
12:30pm   Radiology -1st Wed 鈥&苍产蝉辫; 
1:00pm     
1:30pm UHMAD-ATR SM Clinic UHMAD-ATR Clinic HPH-B&J SM Clinics Scholarly Time UHMAD-ATR Clinic/PCSM Clinic 鈥 UHSM 
2:00pm 
2:30pm 
3:00pm 
3:30pm 
4:00pm 
4:30pm 
5:00pm Ortho – UHMAD-ATR    
5:30pm    
6:00pm  鈥&苍产蝉辫; 
6:30pm  鈥&苍产蝉辫; 

Site Abbreviations:
UHSM = University Health Services M膩noa
UHMAD-ATR = University of Hawai鈥榠 at M膩noa Athletics Department Athletic Training Room
KMCWC = Kapi鈥榦lani Medical Center for Women and Children
HPH B&J = Hawai鈥榠 Pacific Health Bone & Joint Centers at Straub Medical Center, Pali Momi (PM) Medical Center , Kapi鈥榦lani Medical Center for Women and Children

Training Sites:

  1. University Health Services M膩noa (UHSM) is an AAAHC-accredited outpatient medical facility providing comprehensive health care for UHM students and the campus community. Medical services include general medicine, women鈥檚 health clinics, sports medicine, dermatology, psychiatry, nutrition/dietetics, clinical, pharmacy, substance abuse counseling, and health education.   
  1. University of Hawai鈥榠 at M膩noa Athletics Department Athletic Training Room (UHMAD-ATR) serves approximately 500 student-athletes who participate on 21 varsity teams for the NCAA Division I-FBS The University of Hawai鈥榠 at M膩noa Athletics Department. The athletic training room is staffed by sports medicine physicians (program faculty) and certified athletic trainers.   
  1. Hawai鈥榠 Pacific Health Bone & Joint Centers 鈥 Orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine, and musculoskeletal medicine clinics located at Straub, Pali Momi, and Kapi鈥榦lani Medical Centers 

Application

The UH Sports Medicine Fellowship participates in the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants must be Board-certified or Board-eligible in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics. MD applicants must have passed Step 3 of the USMLE exam, and DO applicants must have passed the COMLEX-USA Level 3 exam. Since applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, early application is strongly encouraged.

Applications for the 2025-2026 academic year may be submitted in mid-July 2024 using the Universal Application for Residency available from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) through Electronic Residency Application Service脪 (ERAS脪).

Additional application materials to be submitted include: 

  • Three letters of recommendation from physicians or other professionals who can attest to applicant’s clinical, research, and/or teaching skill and interest 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Medical school dean’s letter 
  • Copies of medical school diploma, medical license, and validation of residency 
  • Personal statement should be no longer than one (1) page in length and address: (a) career plans/goals; (b) expectations of fellowship experience; (c) reason for specific interest in University of Hawai’i program; and (d) teaching and research experience. 
  • AMSSM Fellowship Directors’ Code of Ethics for the Match & Due Process for Non-Compliance (submitted via email to fmrpaa@hawaii.edu) 

Applications can be obtained through: 

National Resident Matching Program 

2501 M Street NW Suite I 

Washington, DC 20037-1307 

http://www.nrmp.org/ 

Please submit application and supporting documents on ERAS.聽

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Salary & Benefits

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Contact

University of Hawai’i Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
1710 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Katyelle Martinichio, MBA;
Program Administrator
PHONE: (808) 627-3255
FAX: (808) 627-3265
EMAIL: fmrpaa@hawaii.edu

Andrew W. Nichols, M.D.
Program Director
EMAIL:   nicholsa@hawaii.edu