The John A. Feagin, Jr. Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at West Point is the only Dept. of Defense Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship and is partnered with the Orthopaedic Residency Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Annually, two active duty Fellows are trained here at West Point in the full spectrum of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in preparation for future service to the entire DOD community.
Additionally, the fellows serve as team physicians for Army West Point athletics, which includes 28 NCAA Division 1 athletic teams.
The relationship with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the top hospital in the country for orthopaedic surgery, has allowed our clinical fellows to conduct rotations on the Sports Medicine Service at HSS. This relationship is now formalized as HSS is our sponsoring institution for the American Council of Graduate Medical Education. The Fellowship is he only military graduate medical education program whose sponsoring institution is a civilian institution.
In addition to graduating from the fellowship program, both Soldiers received the Army Commendation Medal for outstanding service. Their knowledge, initiative, and persistence were instrumental in furthering the research and clinical educational efforts of the fellowship program. Their efforts enhanced research for the Soldier and reflect great credit upon them, the Army Medical Department and the U.S. Army.