In partnership with Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, the Baptist Health Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is a one-year intensive program for Family Medicine physicians to further their sports medicine education.

The program’s fellowship-trained faculty physicians, based at Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute, provide fellows the advanced knowledge, training and experience to handle the breadth of office-based and sideline sports medicine.

Miami is an ideal location for a fellow to learn and practice sports medicine. The Institute offers unique year-round coverage opportunities for a wide variety of high school, collegiate and professional sports teams. Baptist Health is the official sports medicine provider for:

Professional Sports and Venue Partners

  • Florida Panthers (NHL)
  • Inter Miami CF (MLS)
  • Miami Dolphins (NFL)
  • Miami Heat (NBA)
  • Miami FC Soccer (USLC)

    University and School Athletics Partners

  • Barry University Athletics
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida International University Athletics
  • Miami-Dade Country Public School Athletics
  • St. Thomas University Athletics
  • Event and Tournament Partners

  • Gulfstream Park racetrack
  • Miami Marathon and Half Marathon
  • Miami Open Tennis
  • Orange Bowl

  • Our mission is to provide fellows with a comprehensive and exceptional education in team coverage and clinical care. Working directly with team physicians and athletic trainers helps fellows develop skills in caring for athletes, the physically active and a wide range of medical and musculoskeletal problems in the community.

    Program Accreditation

    Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) ID: 1271112139

    Program Size

    PGY-4: 1

    Margie Gonzalez

    Senior Program Administrator

    Margie Gonzalez


    • 100%

      board exam pass rate since program inception
    • 5

      Team physicians for three Universities and two professional teams

    Featured Training Sites

    West Kendall Baptist Hospital

    West Kendall Baptist Hospital

    West Kendall Baptist Hospital opened to the public April 2011 as Miami-Dade County’s first brand-new hospital in more than 35 years. The hospital features 203 private rooms and is a Gold LEED-certified facility featuring energy-efficient initiatives and recycled materials throughout. It supports a vision of West Kendall as a convenient central hub where area residents can live, work and play. Through its “Healthy West Kendall” initiative, the hospital encourages residents to achieve the goal of becoming the “Healthiest Community in Florida”. West Kendall Baptist Hospital offers adult medical and surgical services, surgical and endoscopy services, and maternity services.

    Baptist Health Primary Care Family Medicine Center

    Baptist Health Primary Care Family Medicine Center

    The Family Medicine Center, located adjacent to West Kendall Baptist Hospital, serves as the program’s Family Medicine continuity training site, where personalized, patient- and family-centered care is provided to community members of all ages.

    Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute

    Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute

    The nationally recognized Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute is a multi-site practice with locations across South Florida, offering comprehensive orthopedic services including sports medicine, foot and ankle, hand, adult reconstruction and trauma care to community members and professional athletes. The staff of renowned sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons – backed by the most advanced technology and comprehensive rehabilitation programs – brings a total team approach to each patient’s care. The program serves the Miami HEAT, Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Inter Miami CF, Orange Bowl, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Athletics, Miami Open Tennis and Miami Marathon & Half Marathon.

    Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

    Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at FIU is a community-based, twenty-first-century medical school offering an innovative medical education curriculum. By working collaboratively to respond to the health needs of patients and communities, the college prepares students to become socially accountable physicians, scientists, and health professionals who can serve the South Florida community.

    Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

    Our program attracts, educates, and retains exceptional healthcare talent to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained in the Baptist Health Way with a focus on quality, inclusion, compassion, and collaboration.

    Eligibility Prerequisites

    • Graduation from an ACGME-accredited Family Medicine Residency program.
    • Must be fluent in written and spoken English.
    • Applicants must be able to be granted an unrestricted or training license to practice medicine in Florida.

    Application Requirements

    • Written personal statement.
    • Three letters of recommendation –with at least two from family medicine faculty members at your school, affiliate hospital or elective rotation –written within the last 18 months.
    • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG) certification (if applicable).
    • Photograph (optional).
    • Applications must be submitted through ERAS.
    Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    Application Timeline

    • Where do applicants go to apply? AAMC ERAS
    • Application Window months July through November  
    • Interview window months September through November 
    • Match/Selection Notification month and website March via NRMP
    • Program Starts July


    Block Experiences

    Our program curriculum incorporates several block rotations typically lasting several weeks, giving trainees exposure to a wide variety of learning experiences throughout the duration of the program.
    MSK Radiology
    Ortho Foot & Ankle
    Ortho Hand
    Ortho Trauma
    Ortho Adult Reconstruction
    Ortho Pediatrics
    Spine / Pain Management

    Longitudinal Experiences

    Our program curriculum incorporates several longitudinal rotations, immersing trainees in particular areas of study throughout the entire duration of the training program.
    Miami Dade Public Schools
    Family Medicine Continuity Clinic (FMC)
    Primary Care Sports Clinic
    Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    University Training room

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