The Wake Forest School of Medicine Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship offers an intense year in sports medicine to prepare for a clinical or academic career, covering the spectrum of:

  • Sports ultrasound 
  • Community and university sports medicine
  • Orthopedic and medical conditions in athletes
  • Child, adolescent and adult populations
  • Procedural skills
  • Community wellness
  • Personal and team physical fitness
  • Event coverage
  • Occupational medicine

Why Train at Wake Forest?

The Primary Sports Medicine Fellowship offers many opportunities to work directly with experienced professionals in top facilities. Highlights of our program include:

  • Specialty-trained, experienced faculty dedicated to the academic and professional development of future sports medicine providers
  • State-of-the-art educational and clinical resources that support the fellow’s pursuit of clinical and research excellence
  • Diversity of coverage with professional, college (Division I, II, III), high school and community youth sports
  • Coverage at nationally recognized public creative and performing arts conservatory for high school, college and graduate level artists
  • Direct, hands-on care of athletes at all levels
  • Dedicated and integrated Sports Medicine clinic facilities providing multiple settings for practice learning and modeling, all within a five-mile radius

    Three Caucasian men in white coats stand behind a Wake Forest Baptist Health sign and smile

Program Goals

The goals of the Primary Sports Medicine Fellowship are:

  • To provide a model of a sports medicine practice in a primary care setting that allows top quality resident and fellow, orthopedic and sports medicine education
  • To increase the number of primary care physicians practicing sports medicine in western North Carolina and across the country
  • To provide training that would prepare the graduate for the Certificate of Additional Qualifications in Sports Medicine
  • Allow a graduate to successfully practice in a variety of practices and settings, both now and in the future