We offer unsurpassed facilities at a world-class hospital and research center

The exceptional facilities at Ohio State provide the right environment for learning, including our Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute. It is the largest and most comprehensive sports medicine-dedicated facility in the country.

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Learn from highly experienced faculty

We have a large and diversified faculty with plenty of real-world experience, connected to one of the best collegiate athletic departments in the nation. Our program provides the knowledge and skills to excel in the field, whether you go on to become a team physician or a sports medicine specialist.

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Practical experience at many levels

Ohio State sports medicine fellows assist with the care of more than 900 Division I NCAA athletes on 36 varsity Buckeye teams through event and training room coverage. We also care for athletes at Capital University, a Division III NCAA school located in Columbus, and several outstanding high school athletic programs.

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The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program is a one-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited fellowship program. It’s sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The fellowship is a one-on-one learning experience with an assigned attending staff member. 

The program has six longitudinal block rotations, allowing for both continuity as well as diversity. The rotation blocks will include experiences with student health, physiology/cardiology, sports radiology, physical therapy, surgery and elective options for hip, hand, research, exercise physiology, stress testing, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), operating room, pulmonology and podiatry.


The Ohio State University Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is designed for fellows to:
  • Refine his or her ability to critically evaluate an athletic injury through history, physical exam, differential diagnosis and appropriate ordering and interpretation of X-rays, MRIs, bone scans and other imaging
  • Refine his or her ability to develop treatment options with the understanding of surgical risks and benefits, physical therapy modalities and exercises
  • Appropriately apply these abilities in different environments including the office setting, the training room and event coverage
  • Be exposed to the multidisciplinary aspect of caring for athletes with interaction and exposure to athletic trainers, physical therapists, primary care sports medicine specialists, orthopedic specialists, sport psychologists, sports nutritionists and other specialists within our system
  • Become familiar with sports medicine literature and develop the ability to critically review it
  • Experience the process of producing a publishable quality research project
  • Participate in mass event coverage and learn what’s involved in coordinating care for such an event
  • Learn the basics of musculoskeletal ultrasound and how to appropriately use it in a clinical setting

Primary Care Offices

Residency Review Committee (RRC) requires that all sports medicine fellows continue to practice medicine in their primary field of training during the fellowship program. The goal is to maintain your skills as a primary care physician. There is a required half-day clinic per week. Fellows will also work in a collegiate student health center accompanied by a primary care fellowship-trained physician.  

Additional requirements of the fellowship are detailed in the Curriculum section of this site.

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