WellSpan Medical Education

WellSpan York Hospital Sports Medicine Fellowship

The WellSpan York Hospital Sports Medicine Fellowship is a collaborative program offered through the hospital’s Family Medicine Residency and WellSpan Orthopedics and Sports Medicine departments.  The fellowship will be one-year in duration and will be longitudinally-based.   Two fellows a year are accepted. For example, a patient diagnosed by the fellow on the field with a ligament tear will be followed by the fellow:

  • in the office for confirmation and pre-operative assessment
  • in the operating room to assist at the surgery
  • with the fellow rounding in the hospital
  • at rehabilitation for postoperative course
  • back in the office for follow-up care
  • in the team training room, preparing for competition again

We are actively recruiting for the 2017-2018 academic year.
In addition to the academic side of the program, we run a sports medicine clinic and an urgent walk-in orthopedic injury clinic.  We have contracts to provide medical attendance on the sidelines at a number of high schools, Gettysburg College, and several professional teams (baseball and football) in the area.  We have relationships with numerous national governing bodies (NGBs) in olympic sport, that allow us to cover events locally, nationally and internationally.  Most of the local venues are within a 10-minute drive of WellSpan York Hospital, allowing the fellow to make the best use of his or her time. 
In addition to prodigious clinical opportunities, we offer:

  • A first-class library and research center
  • An active simulation center (hosted the first sports psychology symposium using standardized patients in 2015)
  • Unparalleled cooperation between the numerous disciplines (orthopedics, neurology, rehabilitation, emergency medicine, etc.) spanned by sports medicine
  • Travel to International world Master Weightlifting championships
  • Alpine rotation in Big Sky, Montana
  • Numerous mass participation events like the Marine Corps Marathon, US Naval Academy Brigade Boxing, Harrisburg Marathon, etc.
  • Tremendous amount of ultrasound teaching (diagnostic and guided procedures)
  • Percutaneous tenotomies (Tenex) and platelet-rich plasma injection

The fellow will participate in weekly sports medicine conferences, weekly family medicine conferences, quarterly journal club in Family Medicine, monthly journal club in sports medicine, human cadevar anatomy dissection and monthly radiology conferences.  In addition, the fellow will be involved in teaching medical students and residents, leading a joint injection workshop and a casting and splinting workshop for the family medicine residents.
The fellow will be expected to perform a research and/or quality improvement project and to present the results both at the local Resident Research Day and at a national conference.   She or he will have a full team of research and information specialists at her or his disposal to assist in completion of the project.
Completion of core residency, board eligible in FM, EM, IM, Peds, or PM&R
American citizen
Communicates clearly in written and spoken English
Passed USMLE Steps I, II, and III, with latter passed on first attempt
2016-2017 Stipend Level: 
1st year:         $69,265.32

Medical Education Allowance:

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