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Sports Medicine fellowship program at Via Christi

One-year post-residency fellowship in Wichita

The Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita offers an outstanding one-year post-residency fellowship.

The Via Christi Sports Medicine Clinic, located in the Frederic C. Chang Clinic Building on the St. Francis campus, specializes in the evaluation, treatment and prevention of sports injuries for athletes at all levels. It is staffed with by Family Medicine and Sports Medicine physicians, all with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in sports medicine - the same doctors who are team physicians for the Wichita Wingnuts and the Wichita Thunder. Our physicians and athletic trainers also provide coverage for athletic teams at Wichita State University, Newman University and most area high schools.

Apply for the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Important Dates

  • Applications Deadline: Nov. 15
  • Interviews, by invitation only, take place from Oct 1 to Dec 15
  • Match occurs January 

Faculty

  • Mark Stovak, MD, Fellowship director and Via Christi Sports Medicine director; Family Medicine physician with fellowship training and CAQ in Sports Medicine
  • Richard Leu, MD, Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program Director; Family Medicine physician with CAQ in Sports Medicine
  • Kenneth Jansson, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine
  • Andrew Porter, DO, Via Christi Sports Medicine and fellowship assistant director, Family Medicine Physician with fellowship and CAQ in Sports Medicine.
  • Brennen Lucas, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine
  • Daniel Prohaska, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine

Program Goals

Our fellowship goals are to train our fellows to be well prepared to handle a broad range of sports medicine care.  We want our graduates to be able to care for patients of all ages and to be able to use musculoskeletal ultrasound for both the diagnosis and treatment of injuries.  Fellows will be confident and caring for athletes of all levels of sport.

Program Overview

The Via Christi Sports Medicine Fellowship Program provides sports medicine coverage for over 600 NCAA Division I and Division II athletes, 4 semi-pro teams as well as high school and various community athletes.  The Fellows participate in preseason physicals, event coverage and weekly athletic training room visits.  Sports Medicine clinic occurs 9 half days per week at one location.  Our clinic focuses on athletic medicine for active patients.

Sample weekly schedule

2½ days Via Christi Sports Medicine Clinic
½ day Community Clinic
½ day orthopedics with surgeons who specialize in  sports, upper extremity,  foot/ankle, and hip/trauma
½ day Research interest
1 day Wichita State University / Newman University Athletic Training Rooms

Sport Coverage

Event coverage includes NCAA Div. I &II sporting events, coverage for 4 professional teams (indoor soccer, arena football, baseball and hockey), state high school tournaments, a month of acute sports medicine/orthopedic trauma at a ski clinic in Crested Butte, Colorado and in-season high school football coverage. 

Teaching /Research

Fellows receive 3-4 hours of weekly didactics in orthopedics, anatomy, fractures, sports medicine, and family medicine topics.  Monthly didactics include MRI conference, journal club, physical therapy lectures, and MSK Ultrasound.  Teaching opportunities abound with 2 family medicine residents and 1 medical student at all times on the sports medicine rotation.  Lecture opportunities are plentiful with family medicine residents, medical students, athletic training students and PA students.  Fellows present at the annual AMSSM and ACSM meetings every year.  Fellows attend the Fellow Research Conference every year as well. 

Stipend and Benefits

The stipend for the Via Christi Sports Medicine Fellowship (WCGME PGY4 status) is $53,092 plus benefits (medical, dental and prescription coverage) 

How to Apply

Eligibility and application process:  Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited Residency Program (Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, PM&R, or Pediatrics), be board-certified or board-eligible, and be able to obtain a Kansas medical license.  Candidates usually apply in the third year of residency. The application process will be completed through ERAS. The application deadline is Nov. 15. Interviews, by invitation only, take place from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15. The Sports Medicine Fellowship participates in the NRMP.  The match occurs in January.