Military Sports Medicine Fellowship. How to Become a Team Physician. “Every Warrior an Athlete”. Kevin deWeber, MD, FAAFP Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship USUHS. Objectives. Case discussion.
You are a new graduate of the sports medicine fellowship, now stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC. You want to be the team physician for a local high school.
How do you start?
Virginia: “Any physician, surgeon or chiropractor licensed [in Virginia] who,
in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct, renders emergency
medical care or emergency treatment to a participant in an athletic event
sponsored by a public, private or parochial elementary, middle or high
school while acting without compensation as a team physician, shall not be
liable for civil damages resulting from any act or omission related to such
care or treatment.”
You are already caring for a local high school under your local license and a generous state GoodSam law. The orthopedics doc that also cares for this team cares for a minor league team in the area and asks if you can help him out with them as well. You would love to but just need to check something first.