Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Overview

Our fellowship-trained faculty are the team doctors for Texas A&M athletics, and you can join them. Learn basic and advanced sports medicine procedures to enhance your practice. Learn everything others are talking about including MSK ultrasound, athlete EKG interpretation, stress testing, fluoroscopically guided procedures, advanced fracture management and much more.

Mission

Our mission is to conduct comprehensive primary care sports medicine training that prepares physicians to provide the highest quality of care.

Vision

The Texas A&M Primary Care Sports Medicine Program is designed to:

  • Facilitate a breadth of learning that will allow our residents/fellows to meet the needs of diverse communities.
  • Facilitate learning in the full range from prevention and wellness to acute and chronic illness and injury management in young and old patients.
  • Teach fellows the breadth and depth of the health care team and how to be effective team members and leaders through application of their increased training in Primary Care Sports Medicine.
  • Ground fellows in the skills of scholarly activity that will allow them to remain up to date in a rapidly changing profession.

Program Structure

The Texas A&M Primary Care Sports Medicine Program is structured to meet the requirements of the ACGME Review Committee for Family Medicine. The one-year fellowship program provides the fellows clinical experience to independently practice primary care sports medicine upon completion of the program.

Basic Schedule Layout

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat/Sun
PCSM A&M phys
Lab/research
Rotation PCSM OR Procedures  
Rotation PCSM Continuity
Clinic
Campus SM
clinic
Rotation  
  Training Room
rounds
      Selected practice/event
coverage

Texas A&M PCSM 12 Month Curriculum Overview

  • General Sports Medicine Orthopedics - 6 weeks
  • Hand & Upper Extremity Orthopedics - 6 weeks
  • Foot & Ankle Orthopedics - 6 weeks
  • Spine Orthopedics - 6 weeks
  • Pediatric Orthopedics - 6 weeks
  • PM&R and Musculoskeletal Radiology - 6 weeks
  • Orientation PCSM - 4 weeks
  • Electives - 12 weeks
  • Noon Conferences/Didactics - weekly during each rotation
  • Academic Research Time - weekly during each rotation
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine clinic - at least three half-days each week
  • Continuity Clinic in Primary Certification - at least one half-day each week
  • Ortho Workshops (ie. Casting/splinting) for residents and students - as scheduled
  • Mass Event Planning/Coverage (Special Olympics, BCS Marathon, Texas Ultra race, Texas Games)
  • Continuity high school sports coverage through an assigned team
  • National Sports Medicine Conference Case Poster Presentation

Current Sports Medicine Fellow

Aleem Bakhtiar, M.D.

Hometown: Richfield, Wisconsin

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Medical School:New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Residency:St. Luke's - Roosevelt Emergency Medicine, New York, NY

Personal Interests: Basketball, Football, Cooking, Video Games, Working out, Traveling, Green Bay Packers

There is great exposure to Division I NCAA athletics. It had the highest volume of Ultrasound and Procedures I saw on the interview trail. Faculty and staff were extremely friendly and easy to get along with.

Future Plans:Splitting time between Sports Med and the ER