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Sports Medicine Fellowship


"Welcome to the University of Oklahoma Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.   Our program takes pride in producing Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians who have developed the skills necessary to practice Sports Medicine in any setting.  

Our fellowship started in 1992 and is a one-year, ACGME-accredited clinical fellowship that participates in the NRMP Sports Medicine Match.  We offer a strong training program, as evidenced by our graduates who include Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Directors, Professional Franchise Team Physicians, major college Team Physicians and private practice physicians.

Thank you for your interest in The University of Oklahoma Sports Medicine Fellowship.   Please contact us if you have any questions about our program."

--Brian R Coleman, MD
Program Director

Educational Facilities/Opportunities

The Fellows’ Continuity Clinics, and some of their Sports Medicine Clinics are located at the Family Medicine Center.  Other Sports Medicine Clinics and Orthopedic Sports Clinics are located both on-campus and at local private orthopedic practices.  Goddard Health Center at the Norman campus of OU provides the Fellow with the opportunity to provide care for OU students.  The Fellows learn from Cardiologists, Orthopedists and Certified Athletic Trainers as they work in collegiate training rooms. Sports Medicine Faculty provide monthly one-on-one training in using Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging.


  •  ½ day/week: Primary Care Clinic
  • 1 day/week: University of Oklahoma Athletic Training Room and Student Health Clinic
  • 1 day/week: Orthopedic Sports Medicine Clinic
  • ½ day/week: Small College Athletic Training Room
  • 1 day/week: Primary Care Sports Medicine Clinic
  • ½ day/ week: Research/Procedures
  • ½ day/ week: Elective




Event Coverage

Coverage of sporting events is an integral part of the Sports Medicine Program and provides an educational laboratory where the Fellow gains invaluable first-hand experience. Coverage opportunities include a wide range of patients including the following.

Application Requirements

The deadline for application acceptance is October 15.  We accept applications only through ERAS.  Three Letters of Recommendation are required; one of the three must be from your Residency Program Director.

  • Must be able to begin fellowship on July 1.
  • By that date, must be a graduate from a residency in FM, IM, Pediatrics, ER, or PM&R.
  • Must meet the eligibility requirements explained in the Resident Eligibility Selection and Required Documentation Policy. Please note: Must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.
  • All interviews for this cycle will be virtual.


Our Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship will prepare Fellows to become leaders in the field of Sports Medicine. Graduates from our fellowship program practice in both academic and community settings. They are prepared to practice in the ever-changing world of Sports Medicine.


Our aim is to attract well-rounded Physicians with a passion for life-long learning in the field of Sports Medicine. We strive to provide a broad scope of Primary Care Sports Medicine training to a broad scope of Primary Care Providers who desire to work hard and begin the development of their craft of practicing Sports Medicine.

  • We prepare Fellows to work with all levels of athletes and to work in inter-professional environments in order to improve their patients’ lives.
  • The Fellows have access to new and innovative technologies in Sports Medicine and have the opportunity to work in many types of Sports Medicine environments.
  • Our Fellows are allowed to pursue individual interests in Sports Medicine through access to all levels of athletes, from “weekend warriors” to Paralympians to professional athletes.
  • Our Fellows have access to leaders and innovators in the Sports Medicine field.


Contact: Lindsey Rinaldi, Program Coordinator