Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Primary Care Sports Medicine in State College

Penn State Sports Medicine, part of Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute, has been providing orthopaedic, sports medicine and physical therapy services to Penn State Athletics and the State College community in central Pennsylvania since 1992.

What to Expect

Fellows at Penn State Sports Medicine will have the opportunity to participate directly in the care of all 31 Division 1A Penn State sports teams, men's and women's rugby teams, professional athletes, and recreational athletes in the State College community.  Fellows play a role in onsite field coverage for athletic teams as scheduling demands, experience and interest dictate.

Penn State Sports Medicine also provides medical care for the State College Spikes, a minor league baseball team, located adjacent to the Penn State campus.

Fellows have the opportunity to develop a research project, participate in the planning and medical coverage of the USTAF 50 mile championship event, and focus on areas of special interest through elective rotations.  Fellows work closely in conjunction with Penn State Hershey Family and Community Medicine to maintain and build upon knowledge and skill base through a weekly continuity clinic. Fellows further their teaching skills by lecturing and precepting of medical students and family medicine residents.  In addition, fellows will gain experience with diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound. 

Our Promise

Although education is the primary goal of our fellowship program, excellence and compassion in the care of each individual patient are equally important objectives. Scientific knowledge, combined with the ability to listen to patients and colleagues and communicate with them effectively, enables fellows to maximize their experience. We offer support and guidance as fellows work to develop their highest potential and render the best of care to our patients.


Peter Seidenberg, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director
Penn State Sports Medicine
1850 East Park Ave., Suite 112
State College, PA 16803

Applications are accepted July 15 through September 30 through the Universal Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship application or through the ERAS system online.

Please include:

  • Three letters of recommendation mailed directly by the author to the address below. (One letter should be from your Residency Program Director)
  • A complete list of all Sports Medicine related rotations completed
  • Medical school diploma
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical school dean's letter
  • Medical school transcript

Program Director

Joseph P. Wiedemer, M.D., is the Program Director of the Penn State Hershey Family Medicine Residency Program at Mount Nittany Medical Center.  Before joining Penn State Hershey, Dr. Wiedemer served as the Director for the Family Medicine Residencies at Hackensack UMC Mountainside and Hunterdon Medical Center in New Jersey.

Dr. Wiedemer completed his undergraduate at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed his family medicine residency at West Jersey Hospital, NJ.

In addition, he is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Family Medicine Residency, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, and is Chair of the Mount Nittany Board of Education.