Medical Education

Sports Medicine Fellowship - Riverside Methodist Hospital

Sports Medicine Fellowship - Riverside Methodist Hospital

Prepare for a career in caring for athletes and active patients

The Sports Medicine Fellowship at Riverside Methodist Hospital is a one-year ACGME-accredited program that accepts two physicians each year from family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and emergency medicine. As a fellow, you will grow in confidence and competence as you care for patients in a variety of community practice settings, including extensive sideline coverage spanning high school to professional sports teams.

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NRMP Program Code: 1567127F0

Why Choose Sports Medicine at Riverside Methodist Hospital

Our fellowship program is designed to bring you up to speed smoothly, while learning from the best minds in the field.


A Well-Rounded Curriculum with Individualized Experiences

Diverse Learning
Train with OhioHealth and community physicians, cover local and national sporting events, and gain experience as a team physician for athletes of all ages.

Tailor your program to your interests and passions, through electives, quality improvement projects, and research supported by faculty.

Sports medicine and orthopedic faculty will seek your input on improving the fellowship, including setting the rotations and schedules for incoming fellows.

How We Will Support You

Our strong curriculum and unmatched experiences will be sure to set you up for success. But that’s not all. You will be supported by talented faculty and have resources available to you that can only be found at an organization like OhioHealth.


Your rotations will include experiences in:

  • Sports medicine
  • Sports, hand, foot and ankle orthopedics
  • Athletic team management, including preparticipation screenings
  • Musculoskeletal radiology
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Stress and exercise testing
  • Injection, aspiration, casting, splinting, taping, compartment pressure management and reduction of joint dislocations

You will also gain academic achievements through presentations at local and national conferences and workshops, publication opportunities, individual mentoring and directed readings.

At the completion of your program, you should be able to evaluate, diagnose and manage common sports and exercise conditions and injuries in a variety of practice locations, including special considerations for age, gender and disability.

Faculty and Education

One of the things that sets our Sports Medicine Fellowship apart from others is access to quality faculty. As a fellow, you will learn from one of the largest groups of Certificate of Added Qualification faculty in the nation. Our faculty includes OhioHealth physicians in sports medicine and other specialties, community-based orthopedic surgeons, nutrition specialists and sports psychologists.

If you have an interest in medical education as well, you will be given ample opportunities to teach residents and interact with students, give lectures and participate in the Faculty Development Series at Riverside Methodist.


Our culture at OhioHealth is one of our greatest strengths. We operate as a family, and you will find a high level of camaraderie among OhioHealth fellows and faculty physicians. Many of our faculty volunteer their time because they are passionate about physician education. They want to see you succeed and get the most out of your training.


We believe that wellness and resilience are imperative in being an effective physician. Riverside Methodist is a national leader in the provider wellness field. We regularly use the Mayo Clinic’s Well-Being Index to identify and address burnout and distress, provide a format for reflective groups, and offer proactive meetings with our Physician Health and Wellness group to help you manage stress.

Research and Development

Our sports medicine fellows are given half a day each week to pursue academic projects of interest. Any research you choose to explore will be supported by dedicated faculty and the OhioHealth Research Institute. You will have access to existing research, clinical and data coordination, contract guidance and quality assurance.

An expansive simulation environment will also be available to you through the Center for Medical Education + Innovation. This advanced technology allows for hands-on learning through patient simulators in a Virtual Care Unit and clinical skills laboratories.

Outcomes and Placement

Our graduates can be found practicing sports medicine across the United States, with many choosing to remain in Ohio. Many stay with OhioHealth for their long-term career, having gained an appreciation for our culture and development opportunities.