What is an ATC Fellow?


In the day to day operations of the Andrews Institute, the ATC is a critical part of everything we do. Dr. Andrews has been a leader in developing the ATC to become involved in all parts of our clinical, research, and overall efforts. This program allows this legacy to continue while providing the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary experience possible for our fellows.


Program Goals
  • To explicitly train the experienced athletic trainer to work within any orthopedic clinic environment through their experience gained at one of the top comprehensive academic orthopedic programs in the country.
  • To provide educational opportunities regarding leading orthopedic surgical and rehabilitation techniques within general orthopedics and sports medicine.
  • To educate the athletic trainer regarding the general medical implications that affect orthopedic care.
  • Become orthopedic tech certified (OTC) and be able to apply and remove orthopedic and casting materials as well as fit/modify appropriate durable medical equipment.
  • To expose the athletic trainer to the operating room environment and function in the role of a surgical first assist.
  • To educate the athletic trainer across the spectrum of musculoskeletal radiology and other diagnostic tests associated with the field of orthopedics.
  • To expose and allow the athletic trainer to assist in outcomes based research within an orthopedic setting.

  • Rotate with our Sports specialists in the treatment of injuries of the upper and lower extremities
  • Rotate with our Foot & Ankle specialist in the treatment of foot and ankle modalities
  • Rotate with our Hand & Wrist specialist in the treatment of hand and wrist modalities
  • Research, Support, and Interest-based shadowing
  • Administration

  • 12 month program
  • Radiology training
  • Daily contact with the physicians while assisting with patient care as a physician extender
  • Assist in surgical cases between each of the orthopaedic surgeons
  • Present 3 case studies throughout the year
  • Exposure to rehabilitation concepts at every step of the treatment process
  • Attend weekly lectures with Andrews Institute Sports Medicine physician Fellows and attending physicians throughout the academic year
  • Participation in journal club meetings with attending physicians, residents, medical students, physical therapists, and certified athletic trainers throughout the academic year
  • Participation and/or attendance at conferences sponsored by Andrews Research & Education Foundation
  • Representation of Andrews Institute at designated athletic venues by providing medical coverage

Qualifications and Admission Materials
  • Athletic Training Licensure in the State of Florida
  • NATABOC Certification
  • 2 Years’ Experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer is Preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Master’s Degree Required
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/VITA/Reference List
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

Please direct inquiries to: Carmen White, Fellowship Manager at Carmen.White@AndrewsREF.org

ATC Fellowship

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Fellowship Director:
Adam Anz, MD

James Andrews, MD

Roger V. Ostrander, MD

Joshua Hackel, MD
Erik Nilssen, MD
Alex Coleman, MD

Michael Harris, MD

Duration: 12 months
Positions: 1 = 1 (non-accredited)