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Duke Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship



The application deadline for this year's fellowship is October 1st. Interviews will be from October through December. Thank you for your interest in the Duke Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.
The Duke Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited program open to physicians who have completed residency training in the fields of Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Emergency Medicine. The purpose of the program is to enable primary care physicians to develop expertise in the area of sports medicine. They will also acquire essential teaching and administrative skills. This is accomplished through the teaching and joint cooperation of a number of outstanding departments at Duke University Medical Center, including Community and Family Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Pediatrics, as well as the Athletic Department of Duke University. There are a variety of exceptional experiences offered in the Duke Sports Medicine Fellowship, including high school, collegiate and professional team coverage. Each level offers a unique educational opportunity and perspective into the multiple facets of sports medicine. Completion of the fellowship offers the privilege of sitting for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.
We have 2 fellow positions per year. One primary care fellow from either FP, IM, or peds and one dedicated ED position. Both positions fill through the NRMP match.

For more information on the Department of Community and Family Medicine, please click here: http://cfm.mc.duke.edu/


There are several key educational goals of the Duke Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship:
  1. Obtain a broad knowledge base of medical issues surrounding exercise and athletic competition.
  2. Develop skill in evaluating and treating common orthopedic injuries.
  3. Experience Team Physician duties at many levels, high school to the professional level.
  4. Become proficient in common orthopedic office procedures.
  5. Examine and critically evaluate current orthopedic and sports medicine literature
  6. Gain experience in performing, writing, and publishing research
  7. Gain experience in presenting at sports medicine conferences, including national conferences.
The goals of the fellowship are met through a diverse curriculum between the Duke University Medical Center, Duke University Athletic Department, Elon University Athletic Department, and various outreach programs in the area. The website links will provide you with a better understanding of different aspects of the fellowship curriculum including schedule, game coverage, rotations, and conference schedule. The fellowship is accredited through the ACGME and will follow those guidelines. You can review the guidelines here

The Duke University Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship only accepts the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) Application. Our application deadline is October 1st. Interviews are held in October and November each year. Any other questions about the application process may be directed to Jody Crabtree at jody.crabtree@duke.edu or (919) 681- 3068. Duke Primary Care Sports Medicine participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) subspecialty matching services, so be sure to register with the NRMP. Please submit applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) website. Documents that canít be submitted through ERAS should be emailed directly to Jody Crabtree at jody.crabtree@duke.edu.

Application requirements:

ERAS application (includes Photograph, Letter of Recommendation (3))
Copy of medical school graduation diploma
Letter from Program Director regarding graduation status or diploma for completion of residency
Documentation of presentations and publications
Verification of USMLE/COMPLEX scores


We make every attempt to make this website as up to date as possible. As with everything in medicine, things are always evolving and as such, this website serves only as a guide to the Duke Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. Actual requirements may change from those depicted here.

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