Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

University of California, San Francisco, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has one (1) available fellowship position for Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program to start on July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program endeavors to train a physician competence to practice high quality primary care sports medicine. This will include an understanding of the basic principles of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of exercise and sport, as well as the pathology and pathophysiology of illness and injury related to exercise and sports. The physician will be able to integrate this knowledge into a practice based on the principles of family medicine.

The clinical responsibilities of the fellow will be based on patient safety, fellow ability, severity and complexity of patient illness/condition, and available support services. The fellow will care for patients in an environment that maximizes communication. This will include the opportunity to work as a member of effective interprofessional teams that are appropriate to the delivery of care in the specialty and larger health system.

Interprofessional teams include consulting physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, strength and conditioning specialists, orthotists/prosthetists, psychologists, nutritionists, nurses, social workers,case managers, and other professional/paraprofessional staff members involved in evaluating and treating patients.

The clinical rotations will provide a broad spectrum of knowledge for diagnosis and treatment of exercise and sports related injuries and illnesses in patients of all ages and abilities. This knowledge will include prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries, as well as the effects of disease on exercise and the use of exercise in the treatment and prevention of medical problems. The fellow will become skilled in the uses and limitations of imaging and other procedures in diagnosing and treating these problems and will become competent in properly using and/or prescribing physical therapy, massage, manipulations, therapeutic injections, imaging, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and sub-specialty consultation in the management of these problems. In a group practice with family physician and other primary care doctors, the fellow will also serve as a consultant for a wide range of musculoskeletal and exercise-related problems.

The sports medicine fellow will also learn the skills needed to serve as a team physician for a wide variety of sporting disciplines, and organize and provide mass event coverage such as marathons. The fellow will have an assigned high school, as well as have a continuity intercollegiate athlete clinic and provide event coverage at a Division 1 athletic program. They will work closely with orthopedic surgeon specialists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, nutritionists,psychologists, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health care professionals in providing comprehensive care for athletes. Through additional rotations the fellow will gain knowledge of environmental effects on exercise, an understanding of therapeutic, performance enhancing and recreational drugs, and an understanding of ethical and medical-legal aspects of sports and exercise. The fellow will learn guidelines for evaluation and clearance prior to participation in exercise and sports, as well as guidelines for return to participation after injury and illness. The fellow will have the opportunity to conduct advanced pre-participation examinations for athletes at the NCAA level and an annual mass PPE with cardiac screening provided free to local high school students.

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Eligible applicants must have successfully completed family medicine residency. We do not accept foreign applicants.

How To Apply:

Interested applicants can apply through ERAS/AAMC at

Deadline of all applications is on September 8, 2020. Interviews will be held virtually on November 9, 2020.

Please contact any of us or program coordinator Brad Stark [email protected] for more information about our program and the application process.

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    Aug 20, 2020

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    San Francisco, California

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