Online Sports Medicine Fellowship Education: The Genesis of a National Program and Year-1 Analysis
Moeller JL, Zaremski JL, Rao A, Denq W, Saffel HL, Nye NS, and Waterbrook AL. Online Sports Medicine Fellowship Education: The Genesis of a National Program and Year-1 Analysis. Curr Sports Med Rep 2023; 22(1):36-40.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous challenges in all walks of life. One such challenge was the strain and subsequent effects on medical education, including the elimination of in-person learning opportunities. Consequently, in March of 2020, a nationwide Sports Medicine fellowship online education series was developed. Presentations were available for live and recorded viewing. Over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year, 38 presentations were offered, covering 45 topics. Live viewership totaled nearly 1600 through the year, while views of recorded lecture reached nearly 34,000. There was no statistical difference in the number of viewers for musculoskeletal versus nonmusculoskeletal topics in either the live (46.50 ± 35.37 vs. 43.38 ± 27.28 viewers, respectively; P = 0.77) or recorded formats (843.60 ± 337.66 vs 876.67 ± 624.70 viewers, respectively; P = 0.85). This article presents the novel approach to sports medicine education by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in the 2020-2021 academic year through the genesis the National Online Fellowship Education Program along with analyses of viewership data.
Medical Subject Headings
United States; Humans; Curriculum; Education, Distance; Fellowships and Scholarships; Pandemics; COVID-19; Sports Medicine