Orthopedic Center | Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is October 1 of each year.

Number of fellows accepted

Four fellows are selected to train in our program each year.

Clinical experience and training

The Medical Sports Medicine fellowship (aka Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship) is a one-year, ACGME accredited program that immerses fellows in the care of sports medicine injuries and conditions. Fellows are trained in the care of athletes of all ages (children, adolescents, and adults) in a variety of settings including clinics, training rooms, and side-lines.

Faculty

In addition to the core faculty listed above, fellows will also have the opportunity to work alongside orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, registered dietitians, sports psychologists, as well as physician assistants, nurses, and athletic trainers. 

Clinical training 

Fellows will care for children, adolescents, and adults involved in a variety of sports, while gaining hands on experience with the unique injuries and conditions of these populations. In addition to general medical sports medicine clinics, fellows will work in specialty clinics including sports ultrasound, female athlete, concussion, running, and performing artist athletes clinics.

There is a structured didactic program that supports the clinic experiences, hands-on ultrasound training, and instruction on teaching methods. In addition, Sports Medicine Fellows are involved in teaching of medical students, interns, and residents throughout the year. 

Rotation structure

During the year, fellows rotate three times through a series of clinics. Each rotation has a unique emphasis. The rotation system allows for exposure to different faculty members and patient populations, and the repetition of the rotations allows fellows to deepen their understanding of conditions and management plans with each experience. 

Areas of focus

We care for a wide range of sports medicine issues, and fellows work in both general sports medicine clinics and a variety of specialty clinics including:

Patient populations

Each year, our clinics have over 40,000 patient visits. Fellows are involved in the care of patients with a large variety of sports medicine injuries and conditions. We treat patients of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults.

Common procedures 

Fellows are trained to perform and interpret a large variety of injections (using both palpation and ultrasound guidance), as well as compartment pressure testing, and video movement analyses. 

Research opportunities

Fellows are required to take a leading role in a research project, participate in a Quality Improvement (QI) Project, and do case presentations at regional and national conferences. Our program offers many resources to assist our fellows in their research efforts. 

Lectures and conferences 

  • cadaver labs
  • combined sports and radiology conferences
  • dedicated academic time
  • journal clubs
  • ultrasound workshops
  • weekly lecture series
  • regional and national conferences

Fellow responsibilities

Fellows are on call once every seven weeks for a seven-day period. Call is taken from home. Call is shared by the medical and surgical sports medicine fellows, and each fellow is on call with a faculty member for back up as needed. 

Benefits and salary

Fellows receive salary and benefits at the PGY-IV level.

Past fellows and current appointments

2022-23

  • Patrick Couchot
  • Jeffrey Lo
  • Tanya Mohseni
  • Philip Montana

2021-22 (graduate July 4)

  • Abiye Ibiebele
  • Mayela Leal Chanchi
  • Mara Tietzen 
  • Sara Walker

2020-21

  • Emily Cross, Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics
  • Mindy Nguyen, University of Rhode Island
  • Eva Seligman, Johns Hopkins Medicine

2019-20

  • Mary Daley, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Hung Le, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Charley Scott, New York-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley – Cold Spring
  • Rhonda Watkins, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

2018-2019

  • Celina de Borja, University of California San Francisco
  • Jacob Jones, Scottish Rite for Children
  • Kristen Lambrinakos-Raymond, UP Centre for Pediatric Emergencies (Canada) 
  • Luke Radel, Mayo Clinic

2017-2018

  • Roberta Dennison, Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Agnieszka Kowalczyk, Unknown (Canada)
  • Amy Rabatin, Mayo Clinic
  • Kristin Whitney, Boston Children’s Hospital

2016-2017

  • Rebecca Breslow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Hugo Paquin, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine (Canada)
  • Katherine Yao, Weill Cornell Medical Center

Application process

This fellowship is open to those who have successfully completed an ACGME/ACGME-I accredited residency program (or Canadian equivalent) in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

The interview season has concluded for the 2022-23 academic year. This program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP); the next cycle will begin in July 2022, for the 2023-24 academic year.

Contact information

For additional questions please contact our fellowship coordinator:

Alaina McLaughlin, C-TAGME
Alaina.McLaughlin@childrens.harvard.edu