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
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
Unique Aspects of the Program
The Sports Medicine Fellowship at JPS Health Network is the largest primary care sports medicine fellowship in the nation. In addition to traditional curriculum in Primary Care Sports Medicine, fellows train in diagnostic ultrasound, as well as fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided injections. Fellows work with all Sports Medicine CAQ certified faculty in the sports medicine clinic, and rotate with orthopedic specialists in sports medicine, hand surgery, podiatry, and shoulder and elbow pathology.
JPS Sports Medicine is proud to provide care to the TCU Horned Frogs. A member of the Big 12 Conference, TCU (Texas Christian University) is an NCAA Division I university located in Fort Worth. Our faculty and fellows provide comprehensive care, from primary care to injury treatment and prevention, to athletes in all sports at TCU. This experience provides fellows a unique experience in the treatment of highly competitive athletes.
JPS Family Medicine residency participates in a length of training program. Residents from JPS interested in completing a sports medicine fellowship have the opportunity to integrate additional sports medicine experience into their Family Medicine residency. Residents start their focus in sports medicine in their second and third years, allowing for a three year longitudinal experience. During their fourth year, all rotations are sports medicine focused. Due to the length of training program, the number of positions available through the NRMP match can vary from year to year.
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.
Program Director: Michele Kirk MD