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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 Leadership Fellowship 

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Perelman School of Medicine is proud to announce the Community Medicine Leadership Fellowship for ACTION. The ACTION fellowship aims to strengthen the primary care workforce in underserved areas by supporting enhanced post-graduate training for primary care clinicians. This HRSA funded, one-year academic fellowship trains primary care providers to develop, enhance, and implement essential population health skills in primary care settings.

                                                              Now Accepting Applications!

We are currently recruiting primary care providers for the 2022-2023 fellowship year. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about this fellowship opportunity.

Applicants are required to submit: (1) Brief Letter of Interest; (2) Curriculum Vitae/Resume                                    

Contact for the Community Medicine Fellowship:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kent Bream, MD
Fellowship Project Manager                                                                               

Program Faculty:

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship 

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 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. 

Fellowship duration: July 1 to June 30 

Number of fellows: Two positions (one fellow in the field of family medicine, internal medicine, or emergency medicine, and one fellow in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation). 

Fellowship deadline: October 1st 

The current structure of the primary care sports medicine fellowship encompasses longitudinal curricular experiences with our sports medicine faculty in various settings, and also provides fellows the opportunity to engage in teaching experiences. The curriculum provides a foundation for fellows in good standing to be prepared to sit for the CAQ exam at the end of the year. 

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. 
  • Professional Sports: 
    • National Football League (NFL) experience through Arsh Dhanota, MD, CAQSM, who serves as Chief Medical Officer & Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia Eagles (currently only those trained in FM, IM, or EM). 
    • National Hockey League (NHL) experience through Gary Dorshimer, MD, FACP, FCPP, CAQSM, who serves as Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia Flyers
    • 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 events such as the Penn Relays Track and Field Carnival, Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon, and Broad Street Marathon. 
  • The fellow will have time and exposure with multiple specialists in a longitudinal format over the course of the year, including: 
    • Musculoskeletal ultrasound with MSK U/S specialists, including PRP injections and Tenex procedures 
    • Non-operative spine care with our PMR sports medicine faculty 
    • Foot and ankle surgery 
    • Hand surgery 
    • Hip surgery 
  • Each fellow will also spend at least ½ day in their primary specialty each week 
  • Fellows also have the option to participate in a diversity of electives, including, but not limited to musculoskeletal radiology, sports cardiology, sports nutrition, physical therapy, etc. 

                                 Learn more about our Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship 


Contact for the Sports Medicine Fellowship:                                                                                                  Kristopher Fayock, MD
Fellowship Program Director

Program Faculty

Addiction Medicine Fellowship

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Perelman School of Medicine is pleased to offer a one-year Addiction Medicine Fellowship program. Our mission is to train physicians in the highest quality provision of care to people and communities affected by substance use disorders with an emphasis on harm reduction, health equity, and health care innovation and research.

Our program aims to train fellows in four key areas: 

  • Excellence in patient care. In all care settings, fellows will receive training in the highest quality, evidence-based and person-centered provision of medical care.
  • Harm Reduction. In all care settings, fellows will be taught to employ the principles of hard reduction intentionally and consistently. Fellows will learn to apply a variety of communication and clinical strategies to provide non-judgmental, non-coercive, individualized care to each patient to minimize the health and social consequences of substance use.
  • Health Equity. Through our explicit commitment to health equity and removing barriers to treatment for historically marginalized groups, our program will continue to train fellows in non-traditional care models and targeted outreach efforts to intentionally expand access to care for Black Philadelphians with substance use disorders.
  • Health Care Innovation and Research. Faculty will provide formal and informal mentorship on approaches to framing and pursuing essential questions in the field of addiction medicine.

Fellowship duration: July 1 to June 30 

Number of fellows: Two positions per year

Fellowship deadline: October 1st 

                                 Learn more about our Addiction Medicine Fellowship 

Contact for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship:                                                                                                  Judy Chertok, MD
Fellowship Program Director

Rhonda Chappelle
Program Coordinator

Program Faculty