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Fellowships in Family Medicine

We prepare primary care and community health leaders of the future with inter-professional educational programs to help extend the reach of Penn’s programs.

Our residency program is one of the highest-ranked nationally and our fellowship programs train leaders in sports medicine, global health, population health, and research.

Community Medicine

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Perelman School of Medicine is proud to announce our first Community Medicine Leadership Fellowship for ACTION, the new West Philadelphia care network of primary care provider and educators who share complex and high utilizing patients. The purpose of the Primary Care Training Enhancement program is to strengthen the primary care workforce in underserved areas by supporting enhanced fellowship training for primary care clinicians.  The new one-year clinical fellowship trains physicians and physician assistants to develop, enhance, and implement essential population health skills in primary care settings.

Develop advanced skills in: 

  • Panel management and population health
  • Integrated behavioral health
  • Rapid cycle quality improvement initiatives
  • Transitions in care
  • Evidence-based interventions for high-cost, high-needs patients
  • Interprofessional team-based care

Learn more about this fellowship opportunity or how to apply here.

Contact for the Community Medicine Fellowship:

Chinwe Nwadiogbu, MLA
Fellowship Program Manager

Program Faculty:

Sports Medicine

The University of Pennsylvania, Division of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is pleased to offer a one-year Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship opportunity in Philadelphia. This PCSM Fellowship has two positions per year.  One position is open to all primary care residents, including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and emergency medicine.  One position is open to all physical medicine and rehabilitation residents.  The fellowship offers a comprehensive and balanced experience including care for athletes of all ages and levels of competition.

Program highlights include:

  • Division I Athletic Coverage – The fellow will serve as a team physician for the University of Pennsylvania; a Division I athletic program with over 30 varsity sports.
  • NHL experience through Dr. Gary Dorshimer, who serves as Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia Flyers
  • NFL experience through Dr. Arsh Dhanota, who serves as Chief Medical Officer & Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine Training at CHOP - The fellow will have significant time with non-operative sports medicine faculty and comprehensive concussion management training at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • Mass participation events – The fellow will serve as an associate medical director for the Penn Relays Track and Field Carnival, Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon, and the Tri-Rock Philadelphia Triathlon.
  • Comprehensive Didactics and Curriculum: The fellow will have time and exposure with multiple specialists.
  • Musculoskeletal radiology including musculoskeletal ultrasound with two board-certified MSK US specialists
  • Non-operative spine care with faculty from the Penn Spine Center
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Elbow and shoulder surgery

Contact for the Sports Medicine Fellowship

Kristopher Fayock, MD
Fellowship Program Director

Program Faculty

Population Health 

The Population Health program is designed to train primary care researchers to make significant contributions to our nation's health and succeed in an increasingly complex, competitive, and demanding health system. Fellows are provided with training in innovative approaches to identifying and addressing the needs of at-risk populations. 

Fellows will be involved in the design, proposal, and implementation of projects of every size. Fellows will have access to mentors and projects associated with population health management. With this environment and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health's commitment to providing high–quality health care to medically underserved populations, we expect that many fellows will become leaders in population health management.

Contact for the Population Health Fellowship

Anna Doubeni, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health

Global Health 

The University of Pennsylvania Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in collaboration with the Guatemala-Penn-Partners and the Hospitalito Atitlan is offering the Global Health Fellowship in Comprehensive Health.

This unique opportunity allows a fellow to develop clinical, educational and leadership skills in the care of underserved populations in West Philadelphia and Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. The fellow has the option of a 1 or 2- year fellowship with clinical, community outreach and teaching responsibilities at both Penn Family Care and the Hospitalito Atitlan. Responsibilities will include low risk OB, inpatient, outpatient and community outreach as well as, supervision of residents and medical students teaching in the Hospitalito.

Learn more about our Global Health Fellowship

Contact for the Global Health Fellowship

Anna Doubeni, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health