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Sports Medicine Fellowship

In 2008, Baton Rouge General launched a Sports Medicine Fellowship Program for physicians who are interested in specializing in sports medicine. The General's Sports Medicine Fellowship gives physicians first-hand experience in caring for a variety of sports medicine activities, including sideline care of athletes at Louisiana State University and several large high schools in the area. With a focus on comprehensive sports medicine, fellows will work with prominent orthopedic surgeons and other related sub-specialties.

Applications are accepted from residents who have completed their residency training in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

For more information on the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, please email SportsMed@brgeneral.org or call (225) 387-7707.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Baton Rouge General Sports Medicine Fellowship Program! Applications for the fellowship program are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). 

The Sports Medicine Fellowship Program runs from August 1 – July 31. Applications for the fellowship program are accepted August 1 – November 30. Interviews are scheduled one day per week during the months of October and November. The fellowship participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Rank lists are entered in early to mid-December and Match occurs in early January.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Evidence of completion or the anticipated date of graduation from an ACGME accredited residency program in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the United States)
  • Must be eligible to be licensed in the State of Louisiana
  • Completion of the fellowship application
  • Letter from your program director outlining the following:
    • In-service board exam scores
    • Sports medicine experience and how the resident demonstrated a commitment to learning and applying the principles of sports medicine to actual day to day care of patients
    • List of all rotations/curriculum that has been completed
    • Professionalism of the resident and the ability of the resident to effectively interact with other members of the sports medicine team
    • Probationary actions or any interrupted time during residency
  • One reference letter from a Sports Medicine Physician with whom the resident has trained
  • One reference letter from a primary care physician in the applicants prospective specialty
  • Step scores including number of attempts
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Curriculum

Class School
University Athletics Louisiana State University, Southern University
High School Sports Parkview Baptist School
Mass Participation Louisiana State University
Community Events
Louisiana Marathon
Sports Medicine Clinic Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
Family Health Center
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Clinic Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
Bone & Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge General Orthopedic Associates
Ortho Spine Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
Ortho Hand Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
Bone & Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge
Ortho Shoulder & Elbow Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
Bone & Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge
Ortho Arthroplasty Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
Bone & Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge
Ortho Pediatrics Bone & Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge 
Operating Room Experience Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic 
Bone & Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Bone & Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge
Physical Therapy Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
Anatomy Louisiana State University
Cardiology Baton Rouge Cardiology Center
Musculoskeletal Radiology Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge Radiology Group
Sports Performance Louisiana State University
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Nutrition Louisiana State University
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Sports Psychology Louisiana State University
Drug Testing Louisiana State University
Research Baton Rouge General Medical Center
BRGMC Family Medicine Residency Program
Louisiana State University
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Conference Topics

  • Pre-participation Exam
  • High Altitude Medicine & Heat Illness
  • Hematology in Sports
  • Headache management in athletes
  • Exercised induced asthma
  • Gastrointestinal illness
  • Sideline preparedness/IV proficiency
  • Knee exam and injuries
  • Epidemiology & injury surveillance
  • Concussion management on the sideline and in the clinic
  • Cervical spine stabilization and management
  • Sports MRI cases
  • Sports psychology
  • Syncope/Arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death, HCM
  • Sports dermatology
  • Ergogenic Aids/Drug Testing
  • ACL/PCL repair
  • On field emergencies
  • Shoulder exam and injuries
  • Foot/ankle exams and injuries
  • Elbow/hand exams and injuries
  • Renal urologic injuries
  • Mono/exercise immunology
  • Legal and ethical aspects of sports medicine
  • Spondylarthropathies
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Treadmill stress tests
  • Sports ophthalmology
  • Sports OB/GYN
  • Legal aspects of exercise and sports medicine
  • Sports dentistry
  • Braces/Orthotics/Prosthetics
  • Sports performance/physiology & biomechanics
  • Meniscal injuries and treatment
  • Weightlifting injuries
  • Eating disorder and sports psychology
  • PT evaluation and prescription
  • Hip/groin problems
  • Scuba medicine
  • Pathophysiology of illness and injury
  • Special Olympics
  • Pharmacology in the training room/NSAIDS
  • Sports nutrition
  • Inservice Prep & Exam
  • Exercise Prescription and chronic disease
  • Joint injection workshop

Salary
Academic Year 2014-2015 Sports Medicine Fellow Annual Salary:  $54,500

Vacation

Three weeks of paid vacation, plus five days for approved continuing medical education leave with compensation up to $1,500 to go towards a sports medicine continuing medical education course.

Excused Absences

Accumulate at the rate of one day per month, up to a maximum of 12 days per year.

Health Plan

Comprehensive health coverage for the resident and his or her dependents through the General Health System Health Plan, paid by the Baton Rouge General. Optional medical spending account, dental insurance plan and dental discount plan can be chosen at the fellow's expense.

Life Insurance
Term life insurance coverage is provided to the fellow in an amount equal to annual base salary - paid by the Baton Rouge General. Optional life insurance and disability benefits can be elected.

Professional Liability
House staff is covered through the Louisiana Patient Compensation Fund and General Health System's Professional Liability Plan for all duties performed as a fellow - paid by the Baton Rouge General.

Financial Management
Personal retirement savings funds with unique and valuable tax advantages are available through the General Health System Tax Sheltered Annuity program. Regular share savings account by payroll deduction and other savings and loan programs are available at Bayou Federal Credit Union.

Other Discounts
Fellows receive discounts on prescriptions and discounts for services, programs and facilities of General Health System.

Other Benefits
White coats and laundry services are provided - paid by the Baton Rouge General

  • Fellows must complete BLS & ACLS prior to starting the Program.
  • Moonlighting:
    • Moonlighting is allowed for licensed fellows in good academic standing in the Program.
    • All moonlighting must be approved by the Program Director.
    • Fellows will be required to register their hours and work sites with us.
    • Moonlighting should not interfere with a fellow's primary responsibilities to the Program, his or her patients, and his or her colleagues in the Program.
    • Before fellows can moonlight they must be ACLS certified (and, in some circumstances, ATLS also); and give the program proof of malpractice coverage.
  • Fellows will have no hospital call. Fellows will have alternating weekends of home call determined by the program director. 
Vincent Shaw, Jr., MD, ABFP, CAQ - Family and Sports Medicine Physician; Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Vincent Shaw, Jr., MD, ABFP, CAQ

Family and Sports Medicine Physician; Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Dr. Shaw, a native of Opelousas, Louisiana, received his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Southern University A&M College and his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his Family Medicine Residency training from the Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program, and also completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Shaw currently serves as the Program Director for Baton Rouge General’s Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and is also a faculty member of Baton Rouge General’s Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition, Dr. Shaw serves as a physician with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and was recently named Captain in the United States Army Reserve. He is a team physician for a local high school and Louisiana State University. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. He enjoys triathlons, marathons and reading.
Brian R. Harrell, MD, CAQ - Family and Sports Medicine Physician; Associate Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Brian R. Harrell, MD, CAQ

Family and Sports Medicine Physician; Associate Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Dr. Harrell specializes in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. A native of Louisiana, Dr. Harrell is a graduate of the Texas A & M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine at LSUHSC Residency at Lake Charles, Louisiana, and completed his fellowship training in primary care sports medicine at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. Dr. Harrell serves as Associate Program Director for the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program as well as a faculty member with the Family Medicine Residency Program at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine.
Derek Anderson, MD, FAAFP - Family Physician; Program Director

Derek Anderson, MD, FAAFP

Family Physician; Program Director

Dr. Anderson, a native of Louisiana, graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He returned to Baton Rouge in July 1996 after finishing his Family Practice Residency at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, New York, and joined our faculty as the youngest member. Dr. Anderson served as Program Director from May 2000 until May 2006 and was reappointed to this position in May 2009. Dr. Anderson is active in the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians where he has served on several committees and held various positions. In addition, Dr. Anderson is also a team physician for the Louisiana State University sports department. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Dr. Anderson and his wife, Mary, have two children and two dogs.

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