Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Two distinct fellowship programs 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 fellowship 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.

Primary Care Sports Medicine in Hershey

Penn State Hershey Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship offers an intense year in sports medicine to prepare for a clinical or academic career, covering the full spectrum of sports medicine, occupational medicine, cardiac rehabilitation and fitness.

Responsibilities include teaching, research, and care of preadolescent, high school, college, professional, and recreational athletes. Penn State Hershey Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Matthew Silvis, M.D., Program Director

Marsha Sauer, Program Coordinator

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Mail Code H154
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA  17033
Phone:  717-531-8186
Fax:  717-531-4353

 

Primary Care Sports Medicine in State College

For information pertaining to fellowship opportunities in State College, please visit Penn State Hershey Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship - State College, PA.

 

 

Penn State Hershey Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is co-sponsored by the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. This fellowship position is open to board eligible or certified candidates in Family and Community Medicine and is fully accredited by the ACGME. The fellowship is twelve (12) months in duration and provides comprehensive clinical and academic training in primary care sports medicine. Fellowship graduates will be fully prepared and eligible to successfully complete the examination for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQ) offered by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Applicants are required to be residency trained in family medicine and certified by the American Board of Family Medicine or scheduled to take the board certification prior to the start of their fellowship.  Interested applicants should have a significant commitment to an academic career in primary care sports medicine. The fellow will be appointed at the appropriate post-graduate level consistent with previous experience and training and will receive a stipend and benefits consistent with the level of appointment.

The fellowship program participates with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Penn State Hershey Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program subscribes to all application, interviewing, and match list deadlines specified by the NRMP.

Requirements

  1. Completed application (via ERAS)
  2. Three (3) original letters of support from physicians who have supervised you in a clinical setting (via ERAS). One (1) letter of support must be from a sports medicine physician.
  3. All applicants must have completed or must be in the process of completing an ACGME accredited family medicine residency.

  • Length of Fellowship: One year  (July 1 - June 30)
  • Number of Positions:  One
  • Prerequisites: Board Eligible/Board Certified in Family and Community Medicine, eligible for full Pennsylvania Medical license
  • Stipend:  HO-IV Salary level at Penn State Hershey (in 2013-2014, $56,000/year)
  • Benefits: Vacation/Practice Search (15 working days)
    • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
    • Malpractice Insurance
    • CME money ($1,000)

For more information, please visit Penn State Hershey Human Resources.

Our fellows are provided with a membership to the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and will be given support to attend both the AMSSM Annual Meeting and the Fellows Research and Leadership Conference during his/her fellowship year.

Comprehensive Clinical Experience

  • Sports Medicine - Penn State Hershey Sports Medicine Clinic (primary care sports medicine faculty clinic 2 half days per week, fellow clinic 1 half day per week, orthopaedic sports medicine clinic 1 half day per week)
  • Athletic Training Rooms (2 sessions per week)
  • Hershey Bears Hockey Club (seasonal)
  • Harrisburg Senators Baseball (seasonal)
  • Penn State Harrisburg (NCAA Division III)
  • Lebanon Valley College (NCAA Division III)
  • High school team physician responsibilities at one of our contracted high schools (Annville-Cleona High School, Hershey High School, Lebanon High School, Mechanicsburg High School, Middletown High School)
  • Hershey Entertainment and Resort Company (seasonal; modern dancers and other performing artists)
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine and Fracture Care (1 half day per week, 3 months)
  • Penn State Concussion Clinic (1 half day per week, 3 months)
  • Penn State Hershey Physical Therapy Services (2 half days per month)
  • Penn State Hershey Cardiac Rehabilitation (1 half day per month)
  • Musculoskeletal radiology training, including MSK ultrasound (2 half days per month)
  • Additional specialty rotations with experienced Penn State Hershey faculty (1 half day per week for 6 months split between hand clinic, shoulder/elbow clinic, spine clinic, and foot/ankle clinic)
  • Elective opportunities in areas of special interest

Family and Community Medicine

  • Continuity in Family Medicine Clinic (1/2 day per week)
  • Family Medicine resident precepting (1/2 day per month)

Sample Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Schedule

  Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
AM Faculty PCSM Clinic Family Medicine Clinic Sports PT or MSK Radiology Specialty and/or Elective  Time Didactics and Research Sports Coverage Day Off
PM Sports Orthopaedic Clinic Fellow PCSM Clinic Training Room and/or Elective Time Precepting, Cardiac Rehab, Sports Nutrition, or Sports Psychology Faculty PCSM Clinic    
After 5:00 Training Room       Variable    

 

On-site sports coverage

Team physician experience:

  • Hershey Bears Hockey Club (American Hockey League affiliate of the Washington Capitals)
  • Harrisburg Senators AA Baseball (minor league affiliate of the Washington Nationals)
  • Penn State Harrisburg (NCAA Division III)
  • Lebanon Valley College (NCAA Division III)
  • High school team physician responsibilities at one of our contracted high schools (Annville-Cleona High School, Hershey High School, Lebanon High School, Mechanicsburg High School, Middletown High School)

Medical coverage of annual special events:

  • Mass competition events:  Hershey Half Marathon and Tussey Ultramarathon
  • Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) state championship events including:  cross country, wrestling, and track and field.
  • Big 33 Football Classic (Pennsylvania versus Maryland)
  • Hershey Cup Youth Soccer Tournament

Unique sports medicine experiences

  • Dance medicine at Hershey Entertainment and Resort Company
  • Joint experiences with the Penn State Hershey primary care sports medicine fellow in State College, PA.
  • Musculoskeletal anatomy course
  • Procedural experiences in musculoskeletal ultrasound, running gait analysis, cardiac stress testing, and osteopathic manipulation.
  • Sports nutrition and psychology experiences at Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.

Penn State Hershey Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is a new dynamic program with faculty involved in various clinical and research arenas within sports medicine. All core faculty have completed fellowships and are board certified in sports medicine within their respective disciplines.

Primary Care Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

 

Weekly small group didactic sessions with sports medicine faculty.

Sports medicine conference series in both primary care sports medicine and orthopedic sports medicine.

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a leader in medical education and research. The fellow will have access to the Pennsylvania State University's vast educational and research resources. The fellow will be expected to be involved in a research project during their fellowship year and encouraged to present at a regional or national sports medicine meeting. A scholarly project of some type such as a clinical review, case report, quality improvement project, or original research is encouraged. The fellow will be provided with one half day per week to pursue his/her scholarly work.   

The fellow will be provided with a membership to the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and will be given support to attend both the AMSSM Annual Meeting and the Fellows Research and Leadership Conference during his/her fellowship year.

Assigned teaching opportunities with residents, medical students, community physicians, and students of allied health professions.