The Kaiser Permanente Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Fontana Medical Center began in 1989.
It is an experience for graduates of accredited residencies in family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine or emergency medicine. The program is one year of concentrated training and education in the area of sports medicine, with a primary care as the emphasis. We accept three fellows each year.
The fellowship has three integrated areas of education opportunities.
- Approximately 50 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.
- 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.
- The rest of the time will be spent on research activities, 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.