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About the Program


Our fellowship is designed for primary care physicians seeking an exceptional, academically focused sports medicine fellowship where you will:

  • Experience a busy clinical environment in orthopaedic clinics with PCSM physicians and orthopaedic surgeons
  • Perform a high volume and breadth of procedures:  Fellows typically complete 500-750 + procedures per year.
    Procedures include joint and soft tissue injections, casting and splinting,  Diagnostic and interventional MSK US (both the PD and APD teach US nationally), Compartment pressure testing, Orthobiologic administration (link Arthrex Angel PRP), OMT, Sports Concussion care ,  TENEX,  Dry needling, Coolief
  • Develop Clinical Skills:  Evaluation and care of common and rare sports and MSK conditions including sports trauma, overuse injuries, stress fractures, tendonopathy, osteoarthritis, rheumatologic conditions, eating disorders and sports related concussion
  • Focus on Academic Development:  Case presentations at MARC-ACSM, AMSSM, present hospital and department grand rounds, medical student and resident clinical and didactic teaching (including an assigned rotating intern), QI/QA project, opportunities for scholarly writing and research
  • Broad team physician sports and event coverage:  High school (multiple sports), NCAA Division 3 (multiple colleges and sports), Golden gloves boxing, Professional NLL lacrosse, Professional AAA baseball, Professional Boxing/MMA, Ironman Lake Placid and Musselman 70.3, Cayuga Lake Sprint /Olympic Distance Triathlon, Genesee Valley Hunt Professional Horse racing (for the jockeys … They have real doctors for the horses!)
  • Newly established performing arts medicine program affiliated with one of the top music schools in the world, Eastman Performing Arts Medicine
  • Opportunities for mass media involvement with television interviews with local CBS affiliate
  • Work with a nationally established research concussion program
  • Maintain and expand primary care skills at one of the oldest and top ranked family medicine residencies

About The Departments

The Department of Family Medicine and Department of Orthopaedics have an expanding and robust clinical practice. 

The Department of Family Medicine was one of the original academic family medicine departments in the country and continues to lead primary care in the 21st century with continued strengths in the bio-psychosocial model, women’s health, international health and underserved populations and has additional fellowships in women’s health, academics and geriatrics.  

The Department of Orthopaedics is among the top NIH-funded orthopaedic departments in the country each year.

With nationally ranked medical specialties, the medical center serves the region as the sole academic and top level trauma and quaternary referral center.


  • Salary: $68,244/year
  • CME funding: $3,000/year
  • Vacation: 4 weeks/year
  • CME leave: 1 week/year
  • Malpractice insurance provided
  • Health insurance plan same as faculty

Fellows are expected to be busy and continually challenged by new opportunities. Nights and weekend shifts are common during sports season. No overnight, pager or hospital call is needed. A serious effort is made to avoid the "overwork syndrome" that occurs in some medical settings.

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