Sports Medicine Fellowship Developing the next generation of Sports Medicine leaders and teachers. Home Education Department Programs GME Training Programs > Sports Medicine Fellowship Fellowship Mission Statement The ACGME Accredited Sports Medicine Fellowship at UCI trains physicians to be capable, holistic providers who can provide effective care to patients and athletes of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds, both in clinical and community settings. We utilize the latest technology and personalized assessments to create evidence-based treatments that enable patients to return to their daily activities with less pain and improved function. Our Fellows gain the skills and knowledge needed to become competent and compassionate healthcare providers, making a positive impact on the lives of their patients. Diverse Musculoskeletal Training in an NCAA Division I Academic Setting Here at UCI, we strive to develop sound clinicians, skilled team physicians and effective teachers to lead the next generation of Sports Medicine physicians. Our philosophy leadership skills in healthcare are also taught, to prepare our graduates to thrive in diverse career paths, ranging from academics to elite sports and industry. Robust Sports Medicine Experiences Core rotations include Primary Care and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, including a Sports clinic at a Federally Qualified Health Center Specialty rotations include Cardiology, Foot/Ankle, Hand, MSK Radiology, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, PM&R and Rheumatology Extensive training in ultrasound and procedures Event Coverage Opportunities Our program offers diverse exposure in medical event coverage, including NCAA Division I, high school, mass participation events and professional/elite sports. Fellows have participated in the following event coverage: AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) Anaheim Ducks (NHL) Preseason Physicals Big West Conference Tournaments Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Triathlon X-Games UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge UCI Rugby and other Club Sports UCI Zot Trot Mini Triathlon Team Physician Training Fellows serve as a team physician for UC Irvine Athletics, including dedicated training room hours and team coverage. Fellows also serve as a team physician for a local HS athletics football program. Support for Research/Education Fellows have dedicated research faculty support for scholarly and QI projects, as well as support for attendance at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Annual Meeting and AMSSM Fellows Research and Leadership Conference. UC Irvine Athletics UC Irvine is an NCAA Division I Institution and a member of the Big West Conference. More than 350 student-athletes participate in 18 varsity sports. UCI Athletics teams have earned 28 national titles in nine sports and more than 500 individual Anteaters have been named All-Americans. More than 53 Anteaters have competed in the Olympics. Our Team Brian Y. Kim, MD, MS Fellowship Director Department of Family Medicine, UCI School of Medicine Team Physician, UCI Athletics Medical School: UCI School of MedicineResidency: UCLA Family MedicineFellowship: UCLA Sports Medicine Christopher Kroner, MD, MPH Associate Fellowship Director Vice Chair of Family Medicine Clinical Affairs Department of Family Medicine, UCI School of Medicine Team Physician, Anaheim Ducks & UCI Athletics Medical School: Tulane UniversityResidency: Harbor UCLA Family MedicineFellowship: Harbor UCLA Sports Medicine Andrew Nobe, MD Fellowship Faculty Family Medicine Clerkship Director Department of Family Medicine, UCI School of Medicine Team Physician, UCI Athletics Medical School: The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of VermontResidency: UCI Family MedicineFellowship: Long Beach Memorial Primary Care Sports Medicine FAQ How many Fellows do you accept? We have one Fellow per academic year and accept applicants who have completed an ACGME-accredited Family Medicine Residency. What is the length of the Fellowship? Our Sports Medicine Fellowship is a one-year program starting July 15th. Will I receive training in sports ultrasound? Many of our faculty are well-versed in sports ultrasound and utilize it regularly in the clinical setting. Our program also features a dedicated longitudinal ultrasound didactic curriculum. What are the responsibilities of the Fellow within UC Irvine Athletics? Fellows will play an integral role as a team physician, working closely with Athletics staff to deliver care to athletes in the training room, provide event coverage, and help organize and staff other events. Is there time allotted for teaching and scholarly activity? Fellows are provided one to two half-days per week of protected academic time to prepare for teaching sessions, presentations, research and other scholarly activities. Fellows will also receive teaching in weekly didactics. Get in Touch Follow Us On Instagram @ucirvinesportsmedicine Stay up-to-date with the UCI Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Email Us email@example.com Please contact our Program Coordinator, Kathryn Kennedy, for more information about our Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.