Thank you for your interest in the DSSP fellowship. We are a NASS Recognized Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship. Our twelve-month PM&R based program strives to provide comprehensive interventional spine, sports, and musculoskeletal education in a private practice setting that stresses ethical and evidence-based medicine. We have five board-certified PM&R physicians who practice out of three offices in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Mesa which include fluoroscopic procedure suites and on-site physical therapy.
We select one to two fellows each year who start their training in July with flexibility of the start date pending the approval of the Fellowship Director. Each fellow works directly under the supervision of a DSSP physician. A typical week consists of a blend of both outpatient clinic including patient evaluations, electrodiagnostic studies, ultrasound guided injections and PRP as well as fluoroscopic spine and joint procedures. The fellow also presents 1-2 articles at our monthly journal club which includes physical therapists and medical professionals from the community, and delivers a monthly lecture to the practice on a Spine or Musculoskeletal Medicine topic.
Requirements for application to the DSSP fellowship include the following:
Applications should be emailed to Kathryn Meloy, DSSP Practice Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted starting on January 4, 2021. After completed application materials are received, we will review the materials on a monthly basis and contact selected residents for an interview. The interviews will be conducted between March 23rd and July 24th 2021. A brief first round interview will be conducted with the fellowship director, Susan Sorosky MD over Zoom. If applicable, a second round interview will then be offered to the applicant either in-person or via Zoom (pending travel guidelines pertaining to COVID and the applicant’s immunization status). Typically the in-person interview will take place over two days with time spent with physicians and fellows in the clinic and the procedure suite in all three offices. Our fellowship is NASS-recognized and will abide by the Match Day of July 28th, 2021. Applicants can access the NASS timeline on their website – spine.org.
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"The fellowship at Desert Spine and Sports Physicians is not just a training program on how to perform injections but a true education on how to practice evidence based musculoskeletal medicine in a private practice that provides the highest level of patient care in a fun and collegial setting. I will always be eternally grateful for the knowledge and skills that Drs. Brad Sorosky, Susan Sorosky, Tima Le, and Arthur Hatch all taught me as they have prepared me to practice confidently and help my patients."
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time and fellowship training at DSSP. With their attention and guidance, I feel confident in my evaluation and management of my patient's conditions. They all have made a huge impact in my practice."
"I am so grateful for my fellowship year at DSSP. This really is a one-of-a-kind fellowship. Not only do you gain experience in how to be part of a successful private practice, but also you get to learn ethical, evidence-based care under the guidance of wonderful attendings. I felt very prepared starting my career after graduating from DSSP. Highly recommend this fellowship!"
"I am very grateful for the opportunity to spend my fellowship year working with the Soroskys. Dr Susan’s meticulous attention to detail and Dr Brad’s service oriented skill and professionalism continue to impact my daily practice."
"My fellowship at Desert Spine and Sports Physicians was such a wonderful experience! I learned so much about the nuances of treating the spine and delivering quality patient care in the setting of a real-world, private practice. My mentors and colleagues not only offered their guidance, but were always open to answering all of my questions. Furthermore, the warmth and support of all of the staff made it a joy to be a part of DSSP, one big family!"
We are here for you. We continue to offer Telehealth visits (select insurances cover this) in addition to in-office appointments for evaluation and management of your pain complaints. Also while Arizona has lifted its mask mandate, we are still maintaining mask protocols in addition to social distancing and sanitization protocols in order to protect our patients and employees.