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.
Our primary care sports medicine physicians are regional experts in the management of non-operative sports-related injuries and medical conditions. Along with providing routine medical care to athletes, they offer particular expertise in chronic endurance-related injuries and safely returning participants to sports following concussions.
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 of all ages 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 research and quality improvement projects, participate in the planning and medical coverage of the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Summer Games, and provide medical support during the Marine Corps Marathon. 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 medical students and family medicine residents. In addition, fellows will gain experience with diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound and are able to focus on areas of special interest through elective rotations.
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.