Sports Medicine Fellowship

  • About the program

    The Sports and Performance Medicine Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, in cooperation with Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute, is offering a one-year clinical fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine. 

  • Program snapshot
    • Duration: One-year paid clinical fellowship
    • Candidates accepted from the following disciplines: Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine
    • Application via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
    • Application Deadline: Sept. 1, 2013
    • Fellowship Director: Matthew Grady, MD, FAAP, CAQSM 
  • Clinical experience for fellows

    Sports coverage

    Fellows serve as the primary sports medicine physician for one local high school, including one athletic training room session per week and football game coverage.

    Fellows participate in the athletic training room for at least one local college (West Chester University, Rowan University or the University of Pennsylvania) and provide game coverage at the University of Pennsylvania in multiple sports (sprint football, wrestling, and male/female basketball, soccer and lacrosse).

    Fellows will work with Gary Dorshimer, MD, FACP, CAQSM, head team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) and the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL). Fellows participate in training camp, sideline and post-game coverage with Dr. Dorshimer.

    Fellows will also provide event coverage for large sporting events including the Penn Relays and a University of Pennsylvania-hosted regional wrestling tournament. Additional coverage opportunities exist for several local races and a regional rugby tournament.

  • Curriculum

    Core experiences

    • Fellows are required to spend time in the office with all core clinical physicians. This will include primary sports medicine faculty in pediatrics, family medicine and internal medicine. Core orthopedic faculty include both adult and pediatric sports medicine surgeons. Fellows will be expected to work in the office with the surgeons and accompany them to the operating room to observe typical sports medicine surgeries. Core adult orthopedic rotations are done in Aria Health System with Arthur Bartolozzi, MD.
    • Fellows will work with sports medicine physical therapists in the office setting, learning both operative and non-operative rehabilitation for sports injuries.
    • Fellows will spend clinic time with the foot and ankle program, the hand and upper extremity program and the spine program as part of their core rotations.
    • Fellows complete a half-day a week in their primary specialty per ACGME guidelines.
    • Selective rotations are done in the second half of fellowship and are chosen by the fellows to match their future needs.
    • Elective rotations are available in all pediatric orthopedic subspecialities including spine, hand/upper extremities, foot and ankle.
    • Radiology interpretation will occur on a regular basis with core faculty. Fellows may choose to spend additional time with musculoskeletal radiologists within the CHOP/Penn system.
    • Fellows may spend time with exercise physiologists, and pulmonary and cardiac physicians.
    • There are additional musculoskeletal ultrasound opportunities available within the CHOP/Penn system.

    Academic experiences

    Fellows are required to:

    • Participate in and present at regular sports medicine journal clubs
    • Present a case or original research at a regional or national sports medicine meeting (American Medical Society for Sports Medicine [AMSSM] or American College of Sports Medicine [ACSM])

    Fellows are expected to: 

    • Participate in educational presentations to the local community 
    • Write an academic article (case report, book chapter or journal review article)
    • Attend the fellows lecture series and attend relevant CHOP orthopedics resident lecture series presentations
  • Benefits/salary

    Fellows are PGY-4 CHOP residents/fellows and will receive standard PGY-4 salary/benefits.

  • Fellowship core faculty

    Matthew Grady, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

    Christina L. Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM

    Gary Dorshimer, MD, FACP, CAQSM

    Rahul Kapur, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, Assistant Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

    Theodore J. Ganley, MD, Director of the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at CHOP

    Arthur Bartolozzi, MD, Chief of Sports Medicine at Aria Health System

  • How to apply

    Application is via ERAS under Pediatric Sports Medicine.

    Application information is available at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

    This program participates in the match.

    Tobacco-free hiring policy

    To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

    Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

  • More information

    For more information about the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, contact Fellowship Director Matthew Grady, MD, FAAP, CAQSM.

    For questions about the application process, contact the Division of Orthopedics and ask for Catherine O’Shea.

Reviewed by Matthew Grady, MD, FAAP, CAQSM on July 01, 2013