Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship offered through Meharry Medical College is a one-year, accredited fellowship. Sponsored by the Department of Family and Community Medicine, the fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive experience that will enable fellows to apply primary care medical training to the assessment, treatment, and management of sports injuries in a compassionate, ethical and economical manner. Fellows have ample opportunity to work with athletes from the point of injury through diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation processes. Fellows also have opportunities to educate athletes, coaches, and the community concerning injury prevention and to determine when and how to interact with coaches, patients, and others in medical decision-making. In addition, this fellowship offers the opportunity to treat NCAA Division One and NAIA Athletes, and they serve as team physician for the Nashville Roller Girls, The St. Jude Country Music Marathon, and other events.
Select rotations include:
- Sports Orthopedics
- Hand and Wrist
- Physical Therapy
- Geriatrics/ Sports Nutrition
- Primary Care
- Pediatric Sports
- Foot and Ankle
Eligibility and Requirements
Fellows will be graduating or have graduated from an accredited Family Medicine, Pediatric, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine Residency. Fellows will operate at a PGY-4 level and will be under the supervision of faculty during the course of the fellowship.
Interviews are considered desirable and are scheduled October to December prior to the application year. Fellows are selected through the National Resident Matching Program, which administers the awarding of sports medicine fellowships. Applications are made and interviews arranged through the Department of Family Medicine's fellowship coordinator, Stephani Glenn.
For further questions regarding our program, please contact:
Carmen N. Jones, M.Ed., BBA
Department of Family & Community Medicine
Meharry Medical College
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr., Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37208-3599