About the Program

The UI Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME accredited fellowship program offering two fellowship positions per year. 
Graduates of the accredited program will be equipped to function as clinical providers, educators and leaders in sports medicine. 
Our goal is to be a premiere primary care sports medicine fellowship program.


The fellows will have broad exposure to every aspect of sports medicine, including:

  • Clinics with Primary Care Sports Medicine faculty
  • Clinics with Orthopaedic Sports Medicine faculty
  • Rotations with:
    • Hand Clinic
    • Foot/Ankle Clinic
    • Fracture Clinic
    • Musculoskeletal Radiology
    • Spine/Physiatry Clinic
    • Advance Diagnostic and Procedural Ultrasound Clinic 
  • Primary Care 1/2 day in your specialty
  • 1/2 day academic time

Team Coverage

Medical coverage is provided for over 700 Division I athletes on 20 teams at the University of Iowa.  In addition coverage is provided for:

Didactic Program

The fellows will participate in weekly multi-disciplinary conferences with orthopaedic sports medicine, radiology, physical therapy, and athletic training.  In addition, there are journal clubs at faculty homes every month to review both current and classic literature in sports medicine.

The University of Iowa also has a state-of-the-art musculoskeletal ultrasound training.  This includes weekly didactic and hands on sessions as well as clinical experience with PRP TENEXTM and stem cell therapies.

Academic Curriculum

  • Fellows will attend and present at AMSSM and ACSM
  • Robust research opportunities
  • Opportunity to teach University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine medical students and residents

Quick Facts

  • The free-standing Sports Medicine Clinic opened in October 2009
  • The Sports Medicine Clinic has approximately 18,500 visits per year and over 3,000 ultrasound procedures performed per year
  • ACGME accredited Sports Medicine Fellowship program began in 2011
  • Two fellows per year