Sports Medicine Fellowship

Welcome to our Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Welcome to the Northside Hospital-Gwinnett Sports Medicine Fellowship program.  We are a group of clinicians, and educators, who strive to deliver outstanding care to patients throughout Gwinnett County and metro Atlanta while educating fellow physicians to improve and promote the health care delivery system in the state of Georgia. Fellows participate in a multi-disciplinary approach when providing care while learning from a team of providers, consultants, trainers, coaches, physical therapists, and family members.   The fellows will also have opportunities to educate the community concerning injury prevention, while optimizing training regimens for individuals and teams. 

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 Northside Hospitals including Family Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Concussion Institute, as well as multiple community sites. 

There are a variety of exceptional experiences offered in the Sports Medicine Fellowship:

  • NCAA Division-1 Collegiate sports coverage and training room experience at Georgia State University
  • PGA Tour Coverage
  • GA Gymnastics
  • USA Rugby
  • Atlanta Ballet
  • High School athletics coverage
  • Community races and mass participation events  
Docs at the Tour Championship

Our fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive sports medicine training in musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal disease in active individuals. The fellows will have opportunities to work with athletes from the point of injury through the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation process.

Yearlong didactics and workshops in Sports Medicine conditions as well as a comprehensive musculoskeletal ultrasound curriculum will be part of the fellowship year.

Fellows will gain experience with core faculty in multiple primary care sports medicine setting disciplines, learning both operative and non-operative rehabilitation strategies.  Fellowship graduates will be fully prepared and eligible to successfully complete the examination for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQ). 

Vision: To improve the health of all the lives we touch.

Mission: To prepare fellows to be exceptional clinicians, effective educators and productive, ethical leaders in non-operative sports medicine.

Program snapshot

Application Process

Northside Hospital offers an accredited primary care sports medicine fellowship. Our program participates in the allopathic match through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Program (ERAS) each year. More information on the program can be found on FRIEDA Online, the AMA Residency and Fellowship Database. 

All information, including letters of recommendation must be in English. Non-translated documents will not be accepted.

All applicants complying with the above, will be considered for an interview. Candidates who have been accepted for an interview will be evaluated based on medical school academic performance, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and board exam scores, as well as interview performance.

Northside Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with regard to ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.