Sports Medicine Fellowship

Recruiting for July, 2016

This is a one year ACGME accredited fellowship offering instruction from highly experienced and trained professionals across a broad spectrum of specialties to ensure optimal exposure for the fellow. Our program is one of 16 accredited Sports Medicine training programs nationwide. (ACGME #3424134013)

The applicant should be trained in an ACGME accredited physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program and board certified/eligible in PM&R. The Fellow is expected to be a leader in education via interactions with the residents through regular Journal Clubs and didactics.

Clinical training is based at UPMC Center for Sports Medicine an outpatient clinic service, where PM&R physicians and other physician specialists (including radiology, orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine, primary care, and neuropsychology), work in the same location as physical therapy specialists (including spine, sports, and athletic trainers), and concussion specialists.

Core Competencies
Collegiate level on-field athletic management
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound - training in the use of ultrasound for diagnostic evaluation and image     guidance injections based on the guidelines published by the American Institute of Ultrasound in     Medicine (AIUM)
Interventional Spine Procedures - training in the use of fluorscopy for performing spine     procedures as per guidelines from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain     Medicine (ASRM) and International Spine Interventional Society (ISIS)
High level interpretation and ordering of spine and peripheral joint imaging studies, including
    x-rays, CT, MRIs, and musculoskeletal ultrasound
Sports Concussion - evaluation and treatment
Develop academic leadership skills, including curriculum development, teaching and mentoring of     residents and medical students, presenting at national conferences, and academic networking

Specialty Elective Areas
EMG – performance of needle electromyography and nerve conductions studies, ability to     successfully past the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine boards
Musculoskeletal Research - Develop an understanding of clinical medical research through topics     in statistics, basic measurements, IRB approvals, and clinical design and hands on involvement     in a longitudinal research experience

Interested physicians should submit all applications through ERAS only. Please note our ACGME Number is 3424134013. Completed ERAS applications will be reviewed and personal interviews offered by invitation only. Applicants for this program must submit their rank list through the Primary Care Sports Medicine Match in the NRMP. Applications are made through ERAS (


For additional information contact:
Stacey Snead-Peterson, MS
GME Academic Manager