Performing Arts Medicine Fellowship

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ACGME Status: Non-Accredited

The Performing Arts Medicine (PAM) Fellowship at UNTHSC is a formal training program for a period of one year with the intention of providing advanced and concentrated teaching in the principles and related practice of performing arts medicine with supervision by specialists in the field. Although not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), this fellowship program conforms to the requirements of an ACGME fellowship.  This program is intended to provide education of the highest quality through progressive learning experiences that develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge of a physician necessary to efficiently provide quality care. A basic foundation of academic, research, and clinical experience is included, integrating the basic medical sciences and performing arts medicine concepts with clinical manifestations of health and disease.

The Performing Arts Medicine (PAM) Fellowship is available for qualified applicants who have completed training in an AOA or ACGME-accredited residency program.


Objectives

Fellows participating in this training program shall seek to achieve the following objectives:


     
  • Manage clinical problems based on the knowledge of basic and clinical sciences.

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  • Use critical thinking in making effective decisions for patient management.

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  • Demonstrate proficiency in the psychomotor skills required of a competent practitioner.

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  • Collaborate effectively and share knowledge with colleagues and allied healthcare professionals.

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  • Make sound, ethical and legal judgments in the practice of performing arts medicine.

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  • Provide cost-effective care to all patients.

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  • Educate patients and their families concerning health care needs.

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  • Participate in opportunities for continuing education to promote personal and professional growth.

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  • Read, interpret and participate in clinical research.

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  • Participate in community and professional organizations.

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  • Incorporate performing arts medicine principles into the combined medical practices of a primary specialty.

Qualifications

Candidates for the PAM fellowship shall be required to meet the following qualifications by the start of their fellowship:


     
  1. Be a graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine accredited by the AOA or a college of medicine accredited by LCME.

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  3. Passed COMLEX Levels 1, 2 CE and PE, and 3 on the first attempt, or USMLE Step 1, 2, and 3 on the first attempt. Exceptions to this rule may be considered on a case by case basis.

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  5. Obtain a full license to practice medicine in the State of Texas.

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  7. Post-graduate clinical education required for initial entry must have been completed in AOA or ACGME-accredited residency programs, or in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residencies located in Canada.

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  9. Although not strictly required, proficiency in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) or similar manual medicine modality is strongly preferred.

Selection Process

Qualified applicants must submit their application to the Program Director via the Academic Coordinator. The deadline for receipt of completed applications shall be established year-to-year at the discretion of the institution. Applications shall be considered complete when the following documents have been received by the medical education office:


     
  1. Application

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  3. Official transcripts

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  5. Board scores

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  7. CV

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  9. Personal statement

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  11. Residency training documentation


Applicants will be invited for a site visit and interview only if meeting all qualifications.

Performing Arts Medicine Fellowship Application PDF

Please send the application form and all supplemental documentation directly to the program coordinator, Ashton Whaley via email.

 


Contact us

Program Director: Sajid Surve, DO, FAOCPMR

Program Coordinator: Ashton Whaley

Office: 817.735.2498
Fax: 817.735.0216

UNT Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76107


Additional information

  • Sample Curriculum
  • Salary/Benefits- Fellows are hired by UNTHSC as a staff physician for a term of 1 year.  The salary is based off a standard resident’s salary for PGY-4 or 5 depending on years in training, which is determined annually by the GMEC.  Fellows are eligible for full benefits as outlined here.

This page was last modified on September 11, 2019