Sports Medicine Fellowship

The Pediatric Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship is an ACGME approved one-year fellowship in the Section of Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. Baylor College of Medicine is located in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world.

The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship enhances Texas Children’s Hospital by encouraging the use of the latest sports medicine knowledge and techniques by all faculty involved in the program, with the result being the best care for our patients. The strengths of our fellowship are the faculty’s commitment to education and patient care, state of the art facilities, relationships with academic and community based sports, and community support.

Qualifications

Fellow applicants should be completing or have completed training in pediatrics or combined internal medicine and pediatrics program.

Clinical experiences include:

  1. Sports Medicine Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) in the Texas Medical Center, West Campus, and community-based TCH Health Centers, in which patients of all ages are seen by one of five fellowship trained board certified/eligible sports medicine physicians (Sports Trained Physical Therapists/Athletic Trainers are present during clinic time)
  2. Training room and game coverage for University of Houston (UH) and Texas Southern University (TSU) athletics,
  3. Training room or school based sports clinics at five high schools, including game coverage,
  4. Continuity clinic with community-based pediatrician certified in sports medicine, and
  5. Mass participation events including the Houston Marathon, Komen Race for the Cure 5K, TCH Family Fun Run and TCH Kid’s Triathlon.

The additional required experiences of the fellow include:

  1. Clinical evaluation of nutrition problems with a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetic (CSSD)
  2. Clinic and operating room time with a Pediatric Sports Fellowship Trained orthopedic surgeons
  3. Clinic and operating room time with Sports Medicine Trained orthopedic surgeons specializing in elbow and hand, shoulders, hips, knees, foot and ankle, and spine
  4. Conferences and reading room with MSK radiologist specializing in MRI and Ultrasound
  5. Clinic with Sports Trained Physiatrist specializing in MSK ultrasound
  6. Clinic with Board Certified Sports Physical Therapists (SCS)

About the fellowship

During the first part of the year, the fellow will be a teaching assistant in an anatomy lab for first year medical students. Throughout the year, they will also participate (and teach) in regularly scheduled practical and didactic conferences (2-3 per week) including topics of exercise physiology, subspecialty sports topics, MSK radiology, journal club, book chapter review, physical exam techniques, and other primary care sports topics. The fellow will attend the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine National Conference in April. Academic development includes participation in the Fellow’s College Curriculum for Baylor Pediatric Fellows and opportunities to collaborate on developing sports medicine case reports and research.

Overview of Annual Schedule for Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Sample of Weekly Sports Medicine Fellow Schedule
Topics Covered in Fellow's Curriculum

Apply

Fellowship applicants should complete the required information through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Interviews will be scheduled in the fall following review of applicants’ supporting material. Contact the program director, Joseph N. Chorley, MD, for more information.