Sports Medicine Fellowship

The Sports Medicine Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-accredited training program at the University of Minnesota.

The program was one of the first of its kind in the nation, established in 1987 under the direction of Robert Johnson, MD. Since its inception, 80 fellows have successfully completed the program.

Goal of fellowship

Two people smiling in a hallway. One is wearing a UMN scarf and the other is wearing UMN glasses.2019-20 fellows Brian Allen, MD (left) and Jaimi Weber, DO (right)

Train fellows who will become national leaders in sports medicine education, research, and clinical practice.

Curriculum highlights

  • Injury and illness diagnosis and treatment in athletes
  • Sports medicine ultrasound diagnosis and procedures
  • Team and event coverage at a variety of competive levels
  • View a curriculum outline

Research and scholarship

  • Conduct an independent sports medicine research project
  • Submit research for presentation and publication
  • Present at sports medicine grand rounds and other lectures

Fellows as teachers

Teach medical students and residents in training rooms and sports medicine clinics as well as at sports medicine courses, workshops, and sports events.

Sports medicine elective rotations for residents

A limited number of two- to four-week rotations in sports medicine are available to residents who are interested in pursuing a sports medicine fellowship.

The rotation consists of the following:

  • Training room care
  • Primary care sports medicine clinics
  • Attendance at weekly didactics
  • Game coverage

For more information and to check availability, contact Sheila McGinley, 612-625-0646,