Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Two distinct fellowship programs, offered in Hershey and State College, PA, offer fellowship positions in connection with the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Family and Community Medicine Residency Program. Each program is distinct, although joint learning opportunities are provided. Both fellowship programs participate with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and subscribe to all application, interviewing, and match list deadlines specified by the NRMP.
Penn State Sports Medicine, part of Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute, provides a range of orthopaedic services including athletic medicine, surgery, and clinical follow-up to the central Pennsylvania area. In addition, each of our physicians serve as team physicians for the Intercollegiate Athletic Sports Teams at Penn State University, providing the fellow with ample exposure to both the team physician and athletic populations.
Fellows play a role in onsite field coverage for athletic teams as scheduling demands and experience and interest dictate. Fellows may become involved with any one of the 29 Division 1A sports, as well as participate in any of our club programs such as ice hockey and rugby.
Penn State Sports Medicine also provides medical care for the State College Spikes, minor league baseball team, located adjacent to the Penn State campus.
Our staff consists of orthopaedic surgeons, primary care physicians, certified athletic trainers, and an on-site team of physical therapists. Our team has nationally reviewed and published research in numerous journals including topics in traumatic brain injury, shoulder and knee reconstruction and athletic medicine.
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.