UWS sports medicine fellows will be shadowing hospital nursing staff
February 9, 2015 — University of Western States (UWS), a leader in the education of healthcare professionals, and Legacy Health, a nonprofit, locally-owned health system in the Portland-Vancouver area, have joined forces. The partnership enables UWS sports medicine fellows to experience observational clinical rotations in various emergency room settings in the Legacy system.
The program begins in February 2015 and is designed for sports medicine fellows who have recently completed the UWS master of science sports medicine degree and doctor of chiropractic programs. The one-year sports medicine fellowship allows graduates to gain more in-depth knowledge of the industry and practice by observing and participating in care at a variety of sports medicine clinics, supervising students in the sports medicine program, and teaching clinical and laboratory classes.
“This opportunity is incredibly important for a variety of reasons. It allows the fellows to see medical situations beyond what is typically seen in a chiropractic office or training room,” said Sara Mathov, DC, director of the exercise and sports science department at UWS. “It also allows them to see what happens when patients are referred to the emergency room.”
Source: University of Western States