Richard C. Wender, MD
Alumni Professor &
Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is a dynamic and intensive one-year experience, designed to provide the requisite academic and clinical experience to begin a career as a leader in Sports Medicine. The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship combines a clinical focus with course work in the fundamentals of teaching, writing, and performing quality research. Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows work closely with Sports Medicine preceptors, and are fully integrated into the Department of Family and Community Medicine.
The fellow’s clinical activities allow for close mentoring and supervision while providing the opportunity for a great deal of autonomy and independence. Fellows follow patients in an exceptionally busy Sports Medicine/Orthopedics office under the supervision of the Fellowship Director, Marc Harwood, MD. The year is broken down into several longitudinal rotation experiences ranging from one month to six months in length. Sub-specialty rotations include experiences in both the outpatient office and the operating room.
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows are responsible for providing care to a number of organized athletic programs. We also provide coverage for a number of annual athletic events including the Philadelphia Marathon. The Fellow’s responsibilities regarding these programs require a significant time commitment, diligence, and attention to detail. Year-round weekly attendance in each of the training rooms is required. Event coverage frequently occurs in the evenings and on weekends. Attending physician back-up for these activities is via pager or phone.
The Sports Medicine Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University is a rigorous clinical and educational program. The rewards for completing the Fellowship are great. The skills learned and experiences gained prepare the fellow for the highest level of career path in the field of Sports Medicine. Your interest and application – (links to pdf file “Fellowship Application”) are welcome.
Richard C. Wender, MD
Department of Family & Community Medicine
1015 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107