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Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

The University of Florida has a history of outstanding athletics and a reputation for excellence in medicine. The UF Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship combines elements of both to create an outstanding educational experience for the sports medicine fellow. This ACGME accredited fellowship adds to the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine’s long legacy of excellence in  education.

Why We’re Here

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Established in 2007, our goal is to produce excellent primary care sports medicine physicians equipped for a lifetime of learning who are prepared for a successful and fulfilling career in primary care sports medicine.

Who is Eligible

Our ACGME-accredited fellowship program accepts up to three fellows each year and is open to applicants trained in Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Emergency Medicine. Applicants’ residency training must be from an ACGME-accredited residency program. Our program does not accept J-1 Visa applicants at this time.

What and Where You’ll Learn

Our 12-month curriculum provides the fellow with teaching and abundant exposure to athletic teams and events at the University of Florida and greater North Florida area. Most activities occur at the UF Student Health Care Center, the UF Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute and the University Athletic Association’s training rooms and facilities on the UF campus.

Sports Medicine Fellow

2008-09 Fellow, Cheree Padillo, MD

Experiences: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound; Cadaver-based Anatomy; Physical Therapy; Performance Enhancing Drug Testing; Orthopedic Pediatrics, Spine, Upper Extremity, Sports Surgery, and Foot and Ankle; Musculoskeletal Radiology; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Strength Training; Sports Cardiology; Nutrition; Concussion Management/Research; Sports Performance; Acute Care; and Student Health.

Team Coverage: University of Florida; Santa Fe College; Alachua County high schools; and USTA Women’s Pro Circuit Tournament. This includes all sports and many post-season competitions.

Mass Event Coverage: Five Points of Life Marathon and Florida Relays.

Learning on the Move: Sports performance rotation; AMSSM National Meeting; ACSM National Meeting; and multiple UF Athletics away and post-season competitions. Financial support is provided.

Scholarly Activity: Research project (faculty assistance with planning and IRB approval); writing project (faculty with multiple projects for fellow involvement); Quality Improvement project; weekly to biweekly lectures by faculty to fellow; and weekly CAQ review on topics likely to be covered on the exam.

Sports Medicine Related Facilities

Benefits

Fellows are employed by the University of Florida College of Medicine as PGY-4 house staff for salary and benefit purposes. For more information, please visit the University of Florida Graduate Medical Education website at http://gme.med.ufl.edu. In addition to UF benefits, the following are available to our fellows:

  • Generous travel reimbursement
  • Time away for two national conferences

Apply for the Experience of a Lifetime

Applicants must have completed residency training by the time of matriculation.

  • Submit your application through ERAS (ACGME ID: 1271112114) by Sept. 1 prior to the entering year.
  • In addition to the form and its requested documentation, please submit copies of the first page of all publications and presentations listed in your application.

Application questions should be directed to:

UF Sports Medicine Fellowship
UF Student Health Care Center
P.O. Box 117500
Gainesville, FL 32611-7500
Phone: (352) 294-7384
Email: sportsmedicine@shcc.ufl.edu

Questions about the fellowship may be emailed to Fellowship Director Dr. Guy Nicolette at gnic@ufl.edu.

Names to Know

Faculty from multiple UF departments and other top institutions are involved in Fellowship curriculum.

Guy W. Nicolette, MD, CAQSM, Director of UF Sports Medicine Fellowship & UF Student Health, Family Medicine

James R. “Jay” Clugston, MD, CAQSM, UF Team Physician, Family  Medicine

Katie M. Edenfield, MD, CAQSM, UF Team Physician, Family Medicine

Kevin Farmer, MD, UF Team Physician, Orthopedic Surgery

Jocelyn R. Gravlee, MD, CAQSM, UF Team Physician, Family Medicine

Scott Greenberg, DPT, CPed, BS ESS, CSCS, UF Health Physical Therapy UF Student Health

Daniel Herman, MD, PhD, CAQSM, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Charlie Michaudet, MD, CAQSM,  Family Medicine Residency Program

Michael W. Moser, MD, Head UF Team Physician, Orthopedic Surgery

Cheree Padilla, MD, CAQSM, UF Team Physician, Family Medicine

Thomas F. Payton, MD, MBA, FACEP, Vice Chair, Clinical Operations, UF Emergency Medicine & Shands ED, Medical Director, Adult Emergency Department

Bryan R. Prine, MD, CAQSM, Sports Medicine OSMI

Paul Silvestri, MS, ATC, LAT, Assistant Director Sports Health, Head Athletic Trainer UF Football

Seth Smith, MD, PharmD, CAQSM, Sports Medicine OSMI, Santa Fe College Team Physician

M. Massimo Testa, MD, TOSH Sports Performance Lab (Salt Lake City, Utah)

J. Adrian Tyndall, MD, MPH, FACEP, Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine & Chief of Emergency Services, UF Health

Kevin R. Vincent, MD, PhD, FACSM, CAQSM, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, UF Running Medicine Clinic

Jason Zaremski, MD, CAQSM, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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