Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship – Northeast
Geisinger’s Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship – Northeast places you as team physician for a high school or university on day one and allows you to shape your career path throughout our unique program.
Justin Tunis, MD, RMSK, CAQSM, program director
Whether we’re professional athletes or weekend warriors, our bodies are meant to move.
That’s why we created the Geisinger Northeast Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in 2007 — to train primary care physicians who’ll have expertise in caring for active patients.
Our one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship is centered in a region with an abundance of high schools, universities and opportunities to treat professional athletes, too.
As our sports medicine fellow, you’ll be guided by faculty dedicated to your success, but you’ll also enjoy autonomy from day one, when we’ll install you as head team physician for a local high school or university.
From there, you’ll work with your faculty mentors to shape a fellowship that meets your personal career goals.
Our sports medicine fellowship — open to physicians who specialize in family medicine, internal medicine, internal medicine/pediatrics, emergency medicine, pediatrics and physical medicine/rehabilitation — is unique because it’s orthopaedic-based. You’ll gain extensive hands-on experience in musculoskeletal medicine, fracture care, MSK ultrasound and orthobiologic and PRP procedures.
Our focused ultrasound curriculum follows guidelines recommended by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Each month, you’ll participate in a systemwide ultrasound conference that starts with didactics and ends with hands-on ultrasound training with live patients and cadavers. You’ll work one-on-one with certified sports medicine faculty to review normal anatomy and to practice interventional procedures. Over the course of your fellowship, you can expect to log well over 200 diagnostic scans and ultrasound guided procedures.
Along with serving as a team physician yourself, you’ll work with sports medicine clinicians who serve as team physicians for local colleges and professional teams such as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Wilkes University, Misericordia University and The University of Scranton. Our sports medicine fellows provide medical coverage for events ranging from minor league hockey, professional boxing and mixed martial arts to the Pennsylvania Special Olympics, providing you with a breadth of experience.
Geisinger serves more than 1 million people in central and northeast Pennsylvania. We’ve been nationally recognized for innovative practices in quality, delivery models such as ProvenCare® and the use of an award-winning electronic medical record, Epic®. Our physician-led system has about 24,000 employees, including nearly 1,700 physicians, 10 hospital campuses, two research centers and a health plan with more than half a million members, all of which boost our hometown economies by $7.1 billion annually.
Our home: Northeastern Pennsylvania
Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) is a great place to live, with safe neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living and access to recreational activities. NEPA is close to New York City and Philadelphia, giving you access to major cities in just a few hours. Overall, our communities are a good bet for living a stress-free, healthy lifestyle. And more importantly, NEPA is a place where you can make a difference.