Sports Medicine Fellowship

Sports medicine provider examining patient

The Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation sponsor an one year ACGME-Accredited Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. The program holds clinics at OHSU Family Medicine at Gabriel Park, the OHSU Human Performance Lab on Marquam Hill, and Orthopaedics at the Center for Health and Healing

Established in 2009, the program exposes fellows to a comprehensive clinical experience and curriculum in evaluating, managing, and treating sports medicine conditions for professional, collegiate, and high school athletes, as well as recreationalists, children, and senior athletes. The OHSU Sports Medicine program has deep roots in the Portland community. Faculty and fellows have been functioning as team doctors for Portland State UniversityLewis and Clark College, and several area high schools. Fellows and faculty also serve as medical advisors to the Shamrock Half Marathon and many other sports events. 

Fellowship graduates will be qualified and expected to sit for the Sports Medicine Certificate of Added Qualification examination under the American Board of Family Medicine. 

The curriculum is designed to meet all the ACGME requirements for Primary Care Sports Medicine. Curriculum activities include:

  • One half-day/shift of continuity care in the fellow's primary specialty
  • Sports Medicine clinic both at Family Medicine and Orthopaedic clinics.
  • Sports Orthopaedic clinics within the OHSU Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
  • One half-day per week in the OHSU Human Performance Lab supervising exercise treadmill tests, VO2 max testing, and muscular myopathy evaluation
  • Mass participation event coverage, university, and high-school training room coverage
  • Dedicated hands-on and didactic musculoskeletal ultrasound curriculum throughout the year
  • One half-day per week dedicated to didactics
  • One half-day per week dedicated to research, reading, and administrative time

Applicants must have completed a family medicine, internal medicine, pediatric, or emergency medicine residency program prior to fellowship. At this time we do not accept residents from Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation programs.  Applicants must also be able to obtain an Oregon Medical License. Applications will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Once all application materials are received, chosen applicants will be contacted about interviewing process and dates.

We do accept residents on a first come first serve basis for visiting rotations. Contact us for more information.

Our fellowship participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Specialty Match process. Applicants must register with the NRMP. There are deadlines and a registration fee. Please visit for more information.

The ERAS system opens for applications yearly on July 1st. Our deadline for applications is October 31st of that same year. We do require the following documentation to complete for your application with our program:

  • Medical Diploma
  • Medical License (if applicable)
  • ERAS Code of Ethics 

We do accept visiting residents for a 2 week rotations based on availability. If you are interested please contact us with dates you are interested in and a copy of your CV.