Taos Orthopaedic Institute, PC, is a high volume orthopaedic private practice specializing in arthroscopy and sports medicine. Approximately 1200 surgical procedures will be performed this year. The fellow will also serve as orthopaedic consultant to the New Mexico Highlands University Department of Athletics, an NCAA Division II scholarship program competing in many sports including football. In addition, The fellow will gain experience as a consultant to the department of athletics to over 10 high schools in New Mexico and to the ski patrols of over 5 ski and snowboard resorts. If interested, the Fellow will have the opportunity to travel as team physician with the United States Ski and Snowboard Team to provide medical care to our country’s elite alpine athletes.
The primary goal of the fellowship is to develop clinical and surgical skills in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. On completion of this fellowship, the surgeon should feel completely ready to evaluate an injured athlete and to perform any indicated open or arthroscopic knee, shoulder, or hip reconstructive procedure with efficiency and confidence. Fellows will gain experience in non-operative orthopaedic sports medicine, and in addition arthroscopic and open small joint surgical treatment. With multiple satellite clinics throughout the northern half of the State, the Fellow will receive exposure to the management of a wide diversity of patient demographics.
The second goal of the Fellowship is to develop leaders in medicine, business, and community. In addition to the didactic Sports Medicine Conference that meets regularly to discuss primary literature and review evidence based practice, a parallel dynamic curriculum has been developed reviewing medical and business literature as well as other publications in an effort to foster leadership skills and emotional intelligence. The purpose of this portion of the Fellowship experience is to create lifelong learners focused on self-development, work-life balance, and sustained professional satisfaction.
A third goal of the Fellowship is to encourage scholarly activity. The completion of a research project is required; involvement in multiple projects is encouraged.
In addition to the above goals, the Taos Orthopaedic Institute Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship is determined to provide their alumni with an understanding of the business of medicine and, practice management. This unique curriculum will help to prepare the Fellow for the reality of entering the healthcare environment, as it exists today. Drs. Reid, Guttmann and Marvil are strongly committed to helping their fellowship graduates define and then achieve both success and fulfillment in their careers. The fellow will have the specific opportunity to observe and discuss orthopaedic practice management, marketing, and coding. Focused energy will be devoted to helping the fellow select and secure the best opportunity for post-fellowship employment.
Taos, New Mexico is a destination mountain town that attracts tourism for many reasons. Due it’s historic significance, outdoor activities, artist community, and the raw beauty of the Sangre de Cristo sub-range of the Rocky Mountains, Taos has been recognized in Smithsonian, National Geographic, and Outside magazines as a top ranked place to live and play.
Taos Ski Valley is internationally known for powder skiing, steep terrain, natural features, and technical chutes. The region is also the home of Angel Fire, Red River, and Sipapu ski resorts. Taos is also renown for the summertime activities of mountain biking, golf, tennis, hiking and camping, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, white water rafting and kayaking. Fellowship benefits include an unlimited full season ski pass and a spa, gym, swim and tennis club membership.
Taos is located two and one-half hours by car from the Albuquerque airport and one and one-half hours from Santa Fe, a destination resort city and state capitol, with its own airport. Taos can also be reached from Colorado Springs (three hours by car) and Denver (five hours by car) airports.
Thank you for your interest in the Taos Orthopaedic Institute Sports Medicine Fellowship.
Sean Marvil, M.D., Director
Dan Guttmann, M.D., Faculty