Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship (State College, PA)

Program Overview

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

Program Details

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.

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 Health 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.

Our Team

To Apply

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

Please include:

  • Three letters of recommendation (one letter should be from your 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


Current Fellows

Past Fellows

Contact Us

Mailing Address

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

Penn State College of Medicine is an equal-opportunity employer and accepts all qualified applications regardless of their gender, ethnic origin or religious background.