Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows - Class of 2020 - Dr. Michael Merz and Dr. Matthew Horn stand in front of the sign for the Family Medicine clinic 

Dr. Michael Merz and Dr. Matthew Horn - Class of 2020 Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows

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:

  • 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

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

Program Benefits Highlights

As a fellow of Wake Forest you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-call resources (rooms, meals, etc.)
Learn more about the all standard benefits available to Wake Forest Fellows. Program-specific benefits, if available, can be found on the program application page.