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Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

The Sports Medicine Fellowship at MGH provides an invaluable experience and a deep and broad exposure to the field of orthopaedic sports medicine and related conditions.

The Sports Medicine Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Matthew Provencher, at Massachusetts General Hospital provides an invaluable experience and a deep and broad exposure to the field of orthopaedic sports medicine and related conditions. Three fellows are selected for the Harvard/MGH Sports Medicine Fellowship Program each year. Each fellow gains experience in the management of athletic knee injuries including arthroscopy, arthroscopic surgery, internal derangement, and instabilities. Fellows will also become proficient in the management of shoulder problems including repair of recurrent shoulder dislocations, torn rotator cuff, and arthroscopic surgery. Fellows develop surgical and patient management skills by working closely with Dr. Matthew Provencher, Dr. Peter Asnis, Dr. Eric Berkson, Dr. Arthur Boland, Dr. Thomas Gill, Dr. Luke Oh, Dr. George Theodore, Dr. Jon J.P. Warner and Dr. Bertram Zarins.

Orthopaedic surgeons who have completed an accredited residency program are elligble for the MGH Sports Medicine Fellowship, and three fellows are chosen each year. The purpose of the Fellowship is to train orthopaedic surgeons in the specialized skills of sports medicine, including clinical, surgical, and research skills. Each fellow is required to complete at least one research project during his/her fellowship.

The teaching program is combined with MGH Shoulder and Arthroscopy Service and includes a rotation in Foot and Ankle Surgery. The fellowship is accredited by ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) and approved by AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America).

Education:

  • Attend MGH Orthopaedic Department teaching conferences including Grand Rounds and the CORE lecture series.
  • Participate in weekly Sports Medicine conferences.
  • Teach residents in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and medical students.
  • Attend and help teach at cadaveric dissection labs for the residents.

Clinical Experience:

  • Evaluate and help manage patients who have athletic injuries, especially to the knee and shoulder.
  • Assist in surgery.

Sports Team Coverage

New England Patriots (NFL)

  • Preseason evaluations and training camp coverage
  • Game coverage for home and away games
  • Aid with evaluation and treatment of players
  • Weekly injury clinic

Boston Bruins (NHL)

  • Preseason evaluations and training coverage
  • Game coverage

New England Revolution (MLS)

  • Preseason exams
  • Game coverage

Boston Red Sox (MLB)

  • Spring training
  • Game coverage

Harvard University Athletics

  • Coverage of intercollegiate, intramural, and recreational athletes
  • Attend clinics at Harvard University Dillon Field House

Curry College Athletics

  • Weekly clinic for injury evaluation
  • Coverage of athletic contests

Suffolk University Athletics

  • Weekly clinic for injury evaluation
  • Coverage of athletic contests

Buckingham Browne & Nichols High School Athletics

  • Weekly football coverage
  • Excellent opportunity for role as team physician

Weston High School Athletics

  • Weekly football coverage
  • Excellent opportunity for role as team physician

Fellows are required to complete a research project in an area of interest that is agreed upon by the medical staff. These areas may include basic science research or clinical research.

Applications are accepted via the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Fellowship Match. No other application materials are necessary beyond those required by the Match.

Visit the AOSSM website to view more information about the Match.