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The Sports Medicine Checkup

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Created exclusively for ACSM members, The Sports Medicine Checkup digs into topics that are relevant to those working in the field of sports medicine. From discussing the research behind the latest treatment options to offering advice on interviewing for fellowships, The Sports Medicine Checkup will keep sports medicine professionals up to date with the industry’s hottest topics and insights.

Co-hosted by Tina Master, M.D., FACSM, and Alex McDonald, M.D.

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Fellowship Applications in the Time of COVID-19: Preview

Like many other process, application and interviews for sports medicine fellowship positions has changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Application periods have been pushed back and interviews have been shortened and are taking place over Zoom, but fellowship program directors are still looking to find top talent for their programs. 

Our hosts talk to Joseph Chorley, M.D., FACSM, FAMSSM, of the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital about the changes he is seeing during the application and interview process for the pediatric sports medicine program that he oversees. He offers insights and tips for both fellowship program directors conducting interviews as well as candidates who are participating.

Check out this free, five minute preview!



Special Episode

March 20, 2020: Co-hosts Dr. Tina Master and Dr. Alex McDonald discuss their front line perspectives on the current health environment in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Headspace link mentioned by Dr. Master.




Listen to the first episode of The Sports Medicine Checkup now for free! 


Full Episode Listing:

  • The Sports Medicine Checkup | Introduction featuring your hosts Drs. Master and McDonald
  • Managing Pain in Athletes | Dr. Stan Herring (from ACSM's 2019 Annual Meeting)
  • A Conversation with Dr. Stan Herring on Managing Pain in Athletes
  • Neurodegenerative Disease in Athletes | Dr. Willie Stewart
  • Pre-Competitive ECG Screening in the U.S. | Drs. Jonathan Drezner and Aaron Baggish (from ACSM's 2019 Annual Meeting)
  • Special Episode | COVID-19 featuring your hosts Drs. Master and McDonald
  • Wellness, Life Balance and Physician Burnout | Dr. William O. Roberts
  • An Update on Current Sports Medicine Reports | Interview with EIC Dr. Shawn Kane
  • Sports Cardiology, COVID-19 and Endurance Athletes | Dr. Aaron Baggish
  • Tales from the Trenches: Telemedicine | Featuring your hosts Drs. Master and McDonald
  • An Interview with ACSM President Dt. NiCole Keith | Dr. NiCole Keith
  • ACSM's New Call to Action Statement on COVID-19 | Dr. Kari Denay
  • Fellowship Applications in the Time of COVID-19 | Dr. Joseph Chorley

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All episodes of The Sports Medicine Checkup will be available exclusively to ACSM Members.



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