Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Kimbre_Zahn_-_2015_AMSSM_Conference.jpgThe sports medicine fellows have a unique opportunity to experience primary care sports medicine in a variety of settings from the leaders in the field. Training will alternate between primary care sports medicine faculty and orthopedists. There will be clinical learning from an excellent staff of sports physical and occupational therapists and athletic trainers as well.

Fellows will have many responsibilities including coverage of multiple national professional and amateur sporting events that come to Indianapolis. The city is the home to the NCAA headquarters, ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), National Federation of State High School Association, and numerous professional, collegiate, and high school teams. He/She will have primary coverage of a high school and cover Division I Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). There will also be opportunities for coverage of Purdue University athletics. Examples of the variety of sports medicine events covered include NCAA Championship events, Golden Gloves boxing, and Indiana High School Association Athletic State Championships.

Chittick_and_Baldea_-_2015_AMSSM_Conference.jpgEducational experiences will also include attendance and presentation at monthly physical therapy rounds, monthly radiology rounds, bi-monthly journal clubs, and quarterly musculoskeletal didactic sessions at the family medicine residency. The Fellow will become an expert in primary care sports medicine evaluation and assessment of disease/injury as well as prevention, and long-term rehabilitation plans.

Given the fellowship's association with one of the largest medical schools and academic medical centers in the country, there are multiple opportunities for teaching as well. The fellows will give lectures and joint examination workshops for Indiana University medical students, family medicine and other residents, and to primary care and orthopaedic sports medicine staff.

Darren_Presley_-_2015_AMSSM_Conference.jpgThe Fellow will also be encouraged to submit cases and/or abstracts for presentation at national sports medicine conferences including the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the Advanced Team Physician course. The fellowship also involves participation in community service activities and a research project in any area of interest in sports medicine. The Fellow will complete one half-day per week of family medicine continuity clinic in downtown Indianapolis. Fellows trained in this setting will be prepared to become leaders in the field of primary care sports medicine, and become extremely comfortable in any academic environment.

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spme2.jpgTo equip fellows with the knowledge, skills, and proficiency to care for those engaged in sports and exercise at an expert level while maintaining and building on primary care abilities.

Clinical Experience


Educational Activities

Curriculum and Rotation Schedule (12 Month Format)

The schedule is comprehensive and integrates primary care sports-medicine as well as orthopedics, with one month per year of musculoskeletal radiology per fellow. Sample Rotation Schedule


Salaries for 2016-2017 academic year, effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 (salaries and benefits are subject to change; ask for an update when you interview) for Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship:

Application Process

Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredidated residency program. We accept applications from candidates who are trained in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatrics, ER, and PM&R, but preference will be given to Family Medicine and Internal Medicine/Pediatrics. Candidates must have U.S. citizenship in place; J-1 VISA will not be accepted. Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowships are one-year in length. Please submit your application and supporting documentation via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) system. We will begin accepting applications for the 2017 Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship starting July 15, 2016 via the ERAS system. Please see following link for further information
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Year 2017 Application Deadline

spme.jpgThe Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship deadlines are as follows:

Faculty & Professional Staff

Relevant Links

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