The University of Ottawa Sport and Exercise medicine program is one of the greatest because of its diversity of exposition to multiple specialties including orthopedic surgery, physiatry, rheumatology, radiology, and cardiology. In all the different specialty rotations you are warmly welcomed as a member of the team. You are involved in all clinical activities that you wish to participate in. The educators are all devoted to your learning and success. The teaching is individualized for your needs and is limitless. You have the unique opportunity to be the team physician of two varsity teams throughout your fellowship and to participate in numerous opportunities for event coverage. Finally, you become comfortable in doing ultrasound-guided injections enough to be able to do some independently in your future career. The great team of Sport Medicine physicians are always available, fun to work with, and dedicated to your success - You won't regret your choice, that's for sure!
Dr. Marie-Ève Roy
The Sport and Exercise Medicine Program at the University of Ottawa was a formative year that allowed me to become a confident physician who can deal with a full range of musculoskeletal complaints and sports-related injuries. The healthy and supportive learning environment offered a stimulating and positive year with both essential clinical first-hand experience and didactic learning integrated together. Each teacher we were exposed to brought a different perspective and thus aided in providing a well-rounded view on the sports medicine world. The addition of ultrasound learning, the stressed importance of research and conference attendance and teamwork truly made the program at University of Ottawa an amazing fellowship experience for me.
Dr. Mickey Moroz
Ottawa's Sports Medicine program is comprehensive and overall a great fellowship. All the team members are very friendly, and you get a wide exposure to all of Sports Medicine (primary care sports med, ortho, physiatry, allied health, event coverage and ultrasound-guided procedures). The faculty are very flexible to your needs and work hard to adapt to your needs. Come in ready to learn and challenge yourself and you will come out feeling confident to practice comprehensive primary care Sports Medicine.
Dr. Jim Niu
Overall, the program is extremely valuable if you are interested in a career in sports medicine. Very knowledgeable preceptors that allow for the right level of autonomy. Great clinical/field of play experiences. The program provides an important dedicated focus on ultrasound-guided clinical interventions which is extremely useful once you are establish your own practice. I highly recommend this program.
Dr. Keith Morgan
After completing the sport and exercise medicine fellowship, I took my skills to Nunavut, where I was able to provide comprehensive MSK care to those living in remote arctic communities. I've also had the incredible opportunity to work as the lead doctor for the women's Canadian Rugby 15s team. Not only did the fellowship open many unexpected doors in my career but it also connected me with colleagues who are now lifelong friends.
Dr. Heather Henry