Our primary care sports medicine fellowship was established in 2009 and is a one-year program sponsored by the University of South Florida. Our mission includes providing a well-rounded experience that provides fellows training in high demand skills in a collaborative environment that is compassionate to the needs of our athletes and the greater community that we serve.
Since the program’s inception, there has been a focus on training for the next generation of sports medicine physicians. We have created an environment that provides musculoskeletal care for persons of all ages and talents in multiple locations in the Tampa Bay region that is high-quality and evidence-based. Our patients range from high school and non-traditional athletes, NCAA division I or professionals, as well as age-groupers or retired athletes. Many of our patients are simply active persons with a desire to maintain their function and abilities compromised by injury or disease.
Our fellows are involved in the musculoskeletal training of our family medicine residents which includes a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) curriculum. They collaborate closely with the residents as well as our pharmacy resident at our primary site -- The Turley family Health Center. This was the first recognized facility to receive the Patient-Centered Medical Home™ designation within the state of Florida. The Family Medicine residency houses the Telemedicine experience and the Wilderness Medicine Track that benefits our fellows’ education.
The state of the art Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare in Tampa houses the USF Health Department of Family Medicine, The Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, as well as Radiology and other specialties. The multidisciplinary academic environment found here as well as the nearby USF Concussion Center and SMART Institute enhances the clinical experiences and education of our fellows. The Morsani Center along with its proximity to the College of Medicine provides a unique opportunity to learn from core faculty as well as having extensive opportunity for interaction with leading experts in the full spectrum of medicine.
Our fellows receive cutting edge experience in areas of high demand. This includes sports cardiology, neurocognitive evaluation, biologics and mass participation coverage. Our longitudinal training in both diagnostic and therapeutic sports ultrasound is supplemented with cadaver labs and industry supported workshops throughout the year as well as collaborative education with the ED program at Tampa General Hospital. Our team coverage is second to none with USF Bulls Intercollegiate Athletics Program, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, USA Women’s Hockey, and Half-IronMan and triathlon coverage as well as interspersed NCAA and AAC tournaments and events in addition to our local high school coverage.
Our program is led by our committed faculty who are leaders in their field both regionally as well as nationally, and dedicated to the advancement of sports medicine education. They are involved with both the AMSSM & ACSM, active within research and other scholarly activity, and are responsible for the care of multiple teams throughout the year. The fellowship experience is enhanced by the opportunities that come from this, and our faculty are excited to include fellows in these activities.
The clinical excellence of our diverse faculty comes through in the graduates of our program who have gone on to practice in areas of sports medicine that range from traditional private practice, academia, concierge care and well as part of orthopedic groups.
All of us are excited to help you achieve your future goals in sports medicine by having you become a part of our family!
Ted Farrar, MD, FAAFP
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Family Medicine Residency
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
Eric Coris, MD
Professor, Family Medicine
Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Family Medicine
Professor, College of Medicine Family Medicine