Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship (State College, PA)

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship (State College, PA)

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The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in State College, PA, is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that admits one fellow per year.

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Penn State Health’s 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.

Fellows 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 on-site 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 Health’s Department of 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 the 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. Program faculty and staff offer support and guidance as fellows work to develop their highest potential and render the best of care to patients.

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Applications are accepted July 15 through Sept. 30 through the ERAS online system.

Applications must include:

  • Three letters of recommendation (one letter should be from the residency program director)
  • Signed AMSSM Code of Ethics Statement (mailed directly to the address below)
  • 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

Code of Ethics Statement Mailing Address

Penn State Sports Medicine
1850 E. Park Ave., Suite 112
State College, PA 16803

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Mailing Address

Penn State Sports Medicine
1850 E. Park Ave., Suite 112
State College, PA 16803

General Contact Information

Phone: 814-235-4726

Email: smusser@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Fellow Honors and Recognitions

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The annual Resident/Fellow Research Day is held each summer on and around the Penn State Health Milton S. Medical Center campus in Hershey, PA.

The intent of the event is to provide an opportunity for residents and fellows to showcase their research accomplishments to their peers in other clinical departments, as well as their colleagues in the basic sciences.

Learn more about Resident/Fellow Research Day here.

Previous presentations from the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship (State College, PA) are listed here.

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