Sports Medicine Fellow
Sports Medicine Fellow 2013 - 2014
Travis McDonald , MD
COLLEGE: Brigham Young University (BYU)
MEDICAL SCHOOL: St. George's University
RESIDENCY TRAINING: Kaiser Permanente (Orange County, CA)
INTERESTS IN MEDICINE OTHER THAN SPORTS MEDICINE: Minor surgery, behavioral medicine, pain management, nutrition and weight management.
LIFE BEFORE MEDICINE: I was born and raised in Clovis, California on an almond orchard in a family of 4 boys and graduated from Buchanan High School. When I was 19 years old I served a 2 year church mission to the Philippines and became fluent in the Tagalog language at that time. After graduating from BYU in Exercise Science I decided to extend my education and pursue a career in medicine which led me to this point.
INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF MEDICINE: I enjoy water polo, volleyball, basketball, camping, hiking, cooking, yard sales, and spending time with family and friends.
1) Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
2) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
2) Back to the Future series
WHY YOU CHOSE FELLOWSHIP IN MONTANA: I have 2 reasons:
1) I wanted a community program that offered high level training along with a balanced lifestyle.
2) I liked the idea of being the only primary care sports medicine fellow in the surrounding area.
Sports Medicine Faculty
- Bracing, Orthotics, Podiatry
- Certification as Specialist in Strength and Conditioning
- Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics
- Exercise Prescription and Treadmill Testing
- Event Coverage and Mass Participation
- Family Medicine Clinic
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound - Diagnostic and Therapeutic
- Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
- Sports Medicine Clinic
- Sports Psychology
- Sports Preparticipation Exams
- Team Physician
- Training Room
Conferences & Presentations
There are a number of meetings and conferences held throughout the year in which the fellow attends and participates. Sports Medicine Fellowship meetings are held every Thursday mornings with the fellow, teaching faculty, and staff. Sports medicine presentations by the fellow, faculty, and community attendings are rotated with Journal Club and Radiology Rounds to produce a wealth of didactic. The fellow is responsible for presenting sports medicine topics to the residents at the Montana Family Medicine Residency. The fellow will also participate in the Magic City Sports Medicine Conference, ATC Forums, and Coaches Clinics. Attendance at one AMSSM CME conference is sponsored and required
2014 Interview Dates
October 9 and 23
November 6 and 20
- -ERAS Application
- -3 Letters of Reference
- -Medical School Diploma
- -Confirmation of residency training/completion (or anticipated)
- -Current State Licenses (if any)
- -Personal Statement
- -Visa, if applicable
You may submit the items listed above to:
Montana Family Medicine Residency
123 S 27th St, Suite B
Billings, MT 59101
Montana Family Medicine Residency - The fellowship is coordinated through the Montana Family Medicine Residency program based out of Riverstone Health. It is through MFMR and Riverstone Health that the fellow has independent sports medicine clinics in addition to continuity clinics in Family Medicine. MFMR has a simulation lab complete with joints for practicing aspirations and injections for the fellow to hone their skills. A consistently nationally recognized Family Medicine program, MFMR has an exceptional faculty who facilitate the fellow’s education and affords numerous opportunities for teaching residents, faculty, midlevel providers and visiting students. MFMR is a part of the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI network allowing additional supports through the University of Washington. The fellowship, now in existence through MFMR for 10 years, recently gained re-accreditation for an additional 5 years, the most allowed by the ACGME.
Ortho Montana - the fellow has the opportunity to learn orthopedic and musculoskeletal medicine from the largest orthopedic group in the state, with fellowship trained orthopedic specialists in sports medicine, foot and ankle, hand and wrist, spine, pediatrics, and adult reconstruction. Ortho Montana has a primary care sports medicine specialist, and performs diagnostic and therapeutic musculoskeletal ultrasound as well. The fellow gains experience in the orthopedists' clinics as well as surgeries, gaining hands on experience in diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries as well as significant experience with anatomy, exam skills, and interventional treatments.
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