Sports Medicine

Fellowship in Sports Medicine

A fellowship in Sports Medicine is offered at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System through the Department of Emergency Medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. 

This program provides a comprehensive, one-year Fellowship in Sports Medicine program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Fellowship in Sports Medicine Program will prepare the fellow to:

  • Diagnose and manage medical illnesses and injuries related to sports, exercise and rehabilitation
  • Develop and hone skills in teaching and research with opportunities in both regional and national forums
  • Successfully complete the Sports Medicine certification exam

Fellowship in Sports Medicine Provides Optimal Clinical Experience
To optimize and diversify the clinical experience, the fellow has opportunities to collaborate with a variety of sports medicine professionals, including:

  • Exercise physiologists 
  • Athletic trainers and physical therapists
  • Primary care Sports Medicine physicians
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Musculoskeletal radiologists

Fellowship in Sports Medicine Curriculum
This program will emphasize:

  • Physiology and biomechanics
  • Principles of nutrition
  • Effects of performance and competition
  • Team physician and training room principles
  • Injury prevention
  • Pre-participation evaluation
  • Exercise prescription
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Management of acute and chronic illness and injuries

Our fellowship program offers a myriad of opportunities in the New York metropolitan area. The fellow will work with Sports Medicine experts in both the office and on the field. Many venues at all levels of competition are available for coverage by the fellow. More details about this program are available upon request.

Applying for Fellowship in Sports Medicine
The North Shore-LIJ Fellowship in Sports Medicine program currently accepts one to three fellows per year. The fellow is paid according to his/her PGY level. Clinical responsibilities in the Emergency Department do not exceed 12 hours/week.

At this time, fellowship applicants are required to have their primary board certification/eligibility in Emergency Medicine and have demonstrated a strong interest in Sports Medicine. Applications for the Sports Medicine Fellowship should be filled through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System) beginning with the July 2014 academic year.

Phillip Underwood, MD
Director, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 562-2925