Area of Concentration

Sports Medicine

Musculoskeletal problems constitute a large percentage of acute problems presenting to family physicians in their office. To enhance the sports medicine training core to the residency education curriculum, VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine offers an additional focused experience in sports medicine.

In addition to required core curricular experiences residents will participate in additional sports clinics under the supervision of a Sports Trained supervisor, have additional orthopedic operative and office exposure as well additional training room opportunities to enhance their experience in Primary Care Sports Medicine. Residents will shadow the sports medicine fellows longitudinally over two years. Additionally the resident will be encouraged to participate in mass participation event coverage like the Marine Corps Marathon, Army 10-miler and Reston Triathlon with the fellows. An additional sports-related academic project will be required that could include co-authorship of an original article or book chapter or a case presentation at a regional or national meeting. The resident will be required to prepare a lecture on a sports related topic to present to their fellow residents.

For more information contact Dr. Garry Ho at