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UNC Family Medicine, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine combined to provide sideline and training room coverage for local high schools

The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship utilizes the extensive local, regional and national resources of The University of North Carolina and our many affiliated institutional, faculty and staff partners to provide an unsurpassed breadth and depth of Sports Medicine training to physicians from non-surgical specialty backgrounds, preparing our fellows for success in whatever career path they elect to pursue. Excellence in academics, patient care and service to the community (not to mention athletics!) are core to our program, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and housed within the UNC Department of Family Medicine.


In addition to longitudinal experiences in the fellow’s primary specialty, our program provides extensive clinical experience in Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics and related fields. Fellows work in diverse clinical environments (academic, private, Campus Health, general and sub-specialty practices) and with athletes and teams of all levels (recreational, club, high school, collegiate, professional and international). We have a robust formal and informal musculoskeletal ultrasound curriculum through which our fellows develop a high level of skill using point-of-care ultrasound for diagnosis and procedural guidance, with high volume exposure to advanced procedures, including orthobiologics. Teaching and research opportunities are plentiful and our fellows attend and present at national conferences annually. Beyond Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic physicians, fellows work with and learn from Radiologists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, cast technicians, strength and conditioning coaches, sports dietitians, sports administrators and many others across our partner sites.


We pride ourselves on maintaining a close-knit, collegial and supportive environment while providing academically rigorous training and immersive educational experiences. Graduates of our program have built very successful careers across a broad range of practice environments from community practice to academic positions, primary care oriented roles to specialty and procedure-focused practices. Several of our graduates serve as Team Physicians for NCAA Division I institutions and work with other high-level sports teams and organizations.


Schools we Cover


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

North Carolina Central University

Atlantic Coast Conference


Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

North Carolina Athletic Association

Carrboro High School Chapel Hill High School

East Chapel Hill High School

Chatham Central High School

Northwood High School

Jordan Matthews High School

Seaforth High School


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About the Program

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Meet our Fellows

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Meet our Faculty

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