Family Medicine

Family Medicine Residency
Sports Medicine Fellowship

The Sports Medicine Fellowship Spokane is an ACGME-accredited, one-year experience in clinical and academic sports medicine that accepts one Family Medicine or Internal Medicine-trained physician each year. All graduates who are ABFM certified will be eligible to take the examination for a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.

Our mission is to develop a well-rounded primary care and sports medicine physician who can provide a community with the expertise to promote physical exercise and care for athletes and active individuals of all ages. The program provides multiple learning environments and offers strong curriculum in evaluation and treatment of the injured athlete, return-to-play decisions at multiple competitive levels, functioning as a team physician and the opportunity for academic teaching and research.

Program Highlights

  • Clinical experience provided at Providence Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Family Medicine Residency Spokane, Kaiser Permanente Activity Sports and Exercise Medicine, and Multicare. Additional sites include cardiology, radiology and other specialty practices. 
  • Team physician experience at Gonzaga University (Division I), Whitworth University (Division III), Community Colleges of Spokane and multiple local high schools, offering a full spectrum of traditional school sports.
  • Professional sports team coverage including Spokane Chiefs (Western Hockey League) and Spokane Indians (affiliated with Texas Rangers baseball club), and the Spokane Shock (Indoor Football League).
  • Medical coverage of annual mass sporting events including Bloomsday road race, Coeur d’Alene Ironman Triathlon, and Spokefest.
  • Weekly Didactics
  • Sports Ultrasound Training
  • Journal Club
  • Osteopathic manipulation techniques are offered
  • AMSSM membership, along with attendance at the Sports Medicine Fellows Research and Leadership Conference and annual AMSSM meeting, are covered

Sample Weekly Schedule

MONDAY:

  • Sports Ultrasound procedures

  • Sports Medicine Didactics

  • High School training room

  • College training room

TUESDAY:

  • Orthopedic surgery

  • Sports Medicine Clinic

WEDNESDAY:

  • Orthopedic Clinic

  • Precepting Family Medicine Residents

THURSDAY:

  • Sports Medicine Clinic

  • Family Medicine didactics

  • College training room

FRIDAY:

  • Sports Medicine Clinic

  • High School sports coverage

SATURDAY/ SUNDAY:

  • College sports coverage

How to Apply

Our program participates in the ERAS and NRMP Primary Care Sports Medicine Matching Program. Applicants must complete a Family Medicine or Internal Medicine residency program prior to fellowship. Applicants must be able to obtain a Washington State medical license. Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The ERAS system opens for applications July 1st. Our application deadline is in October. Once all application materials are received, chosen applicants will be contacted via email about the interviewing process and dates.

Application Checklist:

  • Completed ERAS Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (Please ask at least two physicians who have supervised you in a clinical setting to submit letters of recommendation)
  • Copy of COMLEX/USMLE transcript
  • Copy of medical school diploma and transcript
  • Citizenship or permanent resident status ( We are not able to sponsor visas)

Helpful items (optional):

  • Copy of current and past (if applicable) state medical licenses
  • Medical school dean’s letter
  • Additional letters of recommendations
  • Resident rotation schedule
  • Certificate or validation of all previous training
  • Relevant peer-reviewed publications