The JPS Sports Medicine Fellowship is a fully accredited, one year, longitudinal experience. Prerequisites for the program are a primary board eligibility or certification in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Our program is located in the DFW metroplex, and we are affiliated with 16 local high schools, as well as area universities TCU and Texas Wesleyan. Our training allows graduates to feel comfortable treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal and medical problems associated with athletes of all ages and experience levels.
We work with a variety of athletic programs and organizations in the area including:
- Fort Worth ISD
- Arlington ISD
- Texas Christian University Athletics
- Texas Wesleyan University Athletics
- Southwestern Assemblies of God University
- Golden Gloves and other boxing associations
- Hotter ’N Hell 100, an internationally recognized extreme cycling event
- Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Professional Bull Riders events
The Sports Medicine curriculum is presented during protected weekly didactic time and includes education on anatomy, physiology, general medical conditions, procedures, ethics and practice management. Fellows also contribute to the education of the JPS Family Medicine residents by preparing and giving lectures, as well as hands-on guidance in the clinic.
Our fellows rotate with several local specialists in the treatment of Sports Medicine and musculoskeletal disorders. They gain experience from Sport Medicine board certified orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, hand surgeons and Private Primary Care Sports Medicine physicians. They also gain extra experience in the care of pediatric fractures through a partnership with orthopedic surgeons at our local children’s hospital. The rotations are based on two month blocks and a sample schedule is provided below.
Fellows are required to participate in research projects under the direction of faculty. Projects may be conducted through JPS, TCU, or other approved organizations, and protected research time is provided weekly. At the end of the fellowship year, research projects are presented at JPS Research Day. Assistance with projects is provided by Richard Young, MD, Research Director for Family Medicine.
- You must be graduating from an ACGME accredited program.
- You need to be registered with the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) www.aamc.org/
- You need to be registered with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) www.nrmp.org/
- It is not mandatory but encouraged to be registered with the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) www.amssm.org/
- Please check our Important Dates Page for the upcoming recruiting season and registration dates.
- Once registration dates are released and "open", you can log into ERAS and submit your application.
- ERAS will require certain documents for you to submit and we ask that you also include the following, that is not listed by ERAS (some below might be duplicates):
- ERAS Application
- Personal Statement
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Letter of Good Standing From Current Program
- Medical School Diploma
- USMLE or COMLEX scores