Sports Medicine Fellowship

Sports medicine provider examining patient

The Departments of Family Medicine sponsors a one year ACGME-Accredited 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 by Dr. Charles Webb, The OHSU Sports Medicine Fellowship has a 100 percent board pass rate and we have trained fellows from Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Pediatric specialties. We collaborate with the PeaceHealth Sports Medicine Fellowship in Vancouver, Washington for combined didactic sessions.   

Our program: 

  • Provides diverse clinical experiences for fellows across different areas of Sports Medicine.
  • Understands unique aspects of comprehensive primary care for athletes and active individuals. 
  • Emphasizes the role of exercise on health promotion/disease management and to be able to prescribe an individualized exercise program for each patient.
  • Masters injury prevention, management, and rehabilitation of common exercise and sports related acute and chronic injuries.
  • Fosters experts in the application and use of ultrasound for diagnostic applications and injection guidance. 
  • Encourages fellows to be involved in service and leadership at a national level for the promotion of Sports Medicine as a medical specialty.

Our clinical experience includes Portland State University, Lewis and Clark College, local high schools, the Portland Marathon, and the Shamrock Half Marathon. 

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 nrmp.org 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.