Sports Medicine Clinic

From novice and non-exercisers to elite athletes, you’ll see a high volume of patients during your sports medicine clinic, managing all aspects of their care.

You’ll treat a wide range of acute, sub-acute and chronic conditions primarily related to sports, exercise, work and other activities.

You’ll also care for patients who’ve sustained injuries from car accidents, elderly patients with arthritis and obese patients with joint problems.

We offer you thorough training in diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound during clinic, so you’re ready to use these techniques when you leave our program.

Your clinical responsibilities also will include:

  • ordering and interpreting X-rays and MRIs
  • recommending rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • aspirating and injecting major joints
  • casting and splinting
  • setting dislocated joints and closed fractures
  • making return-to-play/return-to-work decisions
  • referring to orthopaedic surgery

You’ll spend four half-days every other week in your sports medicine clinic. These days and times remain consistent throughout your fellowship, allowing you to follow up with the same patients.

Two half-days every other week, you’ll work exclusively with patients in our dedicated concussion clinic. The region’s most comprehensive concussion clinic, it’s also the first in the U.S. to use standardized treadmill testing to establish recovery and exercise to rehabilitate patients with prolonged symptoms.

Throughout your sports medicine clinic, you’ll see patients and formulate your management strategy independently, presenting to our faculty afterward.

As your experience increases, we’ll increase your responsibilities. By year’s end, you’ll be responsible for all of your patients’ medical management decisions, though you may always consult with faculty.

As the year progresses, you’ll also teach medical students and family medicine residents during clinical sessions.


  • 30-36 patients weekly

Patient Population

Farber Hall site:

  • patients with sports/occupational injuries and other conditions
  • 17 percent 18 and younger
  • 18 percent ages 19-30
  • 36 percent ages 31-50
  • 29 percent 51 and older

Harlem Road site:

  • patients with sports/occupational injuries and other conditions
  • 40 percent ages 18 and under
  • 15 percent ages 19-30
  • 30 percent ages 31-50
  • 15 percent 51 and older

Clinical Sites


Four half-days every other week