The Family Medicine residency program hosts a fully-accredited fourth year position in Sports Medicine leading to a Certificate of Added Qualification established in 2001. We have two positions and accept applicants from the fields of family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Applications must be board eligible/certified. During this one-year fellowship, the fellows serve as team physicians for LA Harbor College (Junior College), Southwest College (Junior College), California State University-Dominguez Hills (Division II, no football), Los Angeles Rugby Club, and a local high school. The fellows participate in the Team to Win program which is a community outreach program for high school athletes (24 high schools in the South Bay area) who cannot afford sports medicine and injury care. The fellows run a Saturday injury clinic during the football season that moves to the weekday during non-football season.
This unique program encompasses a full range of athletes at all levels and individuals with chronic medical conditions participating in exercise programs. Clinical experience is gained in a variety of clinic settings at Harbor-UCLA, Kaiser Permanente, and the West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation. Fellows are trained in soft tissue/joint injections, radiograph interpretation, ultrasound, exercise ECG, and arthroscopic/orthopedic procedures.
Events covered include the Los Angeles Triathlon, Playa Del Rey Triathlon, Los Angeles marathon, San Diego Half Marathon, and the Dew Action Tour. Fellows perform as associate medical directors for the Los Angeles Triathlon and Playa Del Rey Triathlon.
Program Director: Bernadette Pendergraph M.D.