Sports Medicine Fontana

The Kaiser Permanente Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Fontana Medical Center began in 1989.

The Kaiser Permanente, Fontana Sports Medicine Fellowship was one of the first 20 Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowships in the country that were accredited back in 1993. Since that time, it has produced a great many leaders in the field of Primary Care Sports Medicine that practice across the country in a variety of practice settings. The fellowship is an experience for graduates of accredited residencies in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. The program is one year of concentrated training and education around Sports Medicine, with a Primary Care emphasis. We accept three fellows each year.

Our fellowship excels in giving an outstanding clinical experience, coupled with unique opportunities to serve as a head team physician at the high school, college, and professional level. The fellowship has three integrated areas of education opportunities.

  1. Approximately 60 percent of the fellow’s time is spent in direct patient care within the context of sports medicine: managing a sports medicine referral clinic; running an acute sports medicine injury clinic, attending specialty clinics in Orthopedics; and acting as the team physician for a local high school and college, as well as a professional team.
  2. Approximately 20 percent of the time is devoted to the fellow’s own continuity clinic maintaining his/her own identity as a primary care physician.
  3. The remaining 20 percent of the time will be spent on didactics, research activities, elective educational opportunities, and teaching responsibilities.

The year of fellowship training allows an individual who wishes extra training in sports medicine to further extend their skills and knowledge, while remaining committed to the principles of primary care and family medicine.