Exposure to sports medicine and experience with game coverage is vital to the education of the primary care sports medicine fellow. The fellow is responsible for providing team coverage for the athletes of a Charlotte-area high school, Division I university, Division II university and sometimes event coverage for the North Carolina high school state wrestling tournament.
The fellow may also choose to cover a wide variety of other sporting events (including boxing, MMA, professional lacrosse, triple-A baseball and endurance events). The fellow gains experience on the sidelines and through evaluating acute injuries while following multiple sports. All collegiate coverage will be under the supervision of faculty, all of whom have extensive experience in sports medicine.
The fellow also works with other Sports Medicine specialists in orthopedics, physical therapy, exercise physiology, sports nutrition and radiology.
The fellow will become proficient at multiple procedures, including:
The fellow will have opportunities to develop lecture, teaching, and publication skills. At the conclusion of the fellowship the fellow will be able to sit for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.
The fellowship is a fully-accredited program affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System family medicine residency and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
We accept one fellow per year through the NRMP Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Match.