Program Director - Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship - TJU and Jefferson Health
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Health Care System
Internal Number: 9285094
The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University is seeking a fellowship-trained sports medicine physician as Program Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.
The Program Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship will work closely with the Sports and Exercise Medicine Division Director and the Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine to accomplish the following objectives:
Oversee the operations of the sports medicine fellowship program. Direct the curriculum for the fellowship program, including the advancement of musculoskeletal ultrasound education. Serve as a role model for clinical excellence, clinical productivity, and professionalism in sports and exercise medicine. Serve as a primary mentor for sports medicine fellows to support their professional growth and career development. Support fellow involvement in the Division of Sports and Exercise Medicine community service initiatives. Identify and implement opportunities for growth of the fellowship program. Serve as an ad hoc mentor for Thomas Jefferson University medical students and residents interested in sports medicine. Facilitate the education of Thomas Jefferson University medical students and residents interested in sports medicine, including collaboration with the Family Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine residency programs. Collaborate with research faculty to promote and facilitate scholarly activity generated from the fellowship including original and collaborative research, publications, poster presentations, and lectures. Direct the recruitment of incoming fellows, including outreach to fellow candidates, reviewing candidate applications, organizing candidate interviews, developing the candidate rank list, and facilitating the fellows’ transition to the fellowship program. Remain up to date with ACGME guidelines and regulations. Represent the program in sports medicine meetings and conferences. The successful candidate will be eligible for an academic appointment at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.
Jefferson has a rich history of excellence in Sports Medicine. The Department of Family and Community Medicine has hosted an ACGME-accredited fellowship in sports medicine since 1996, the first program in the Philadelphia region. Our graduates have gone on to start and fill leadership roles in many fellowships in the region and nation. Our graduates are integral team members in the care of high level collegiate and professional athletes across the country. In addition to our remarkable history, the Division of Sports and Exercise Medicine (DS&EM) offers highly sought-after medical student and residency electives.
Excellence in patient care is a core value of the DS&EM. This extends to the fellowship program which offers training alongside faculty with a strong commitment to clinical excellence and health equity. Our regionally and nationally renowned faculty come from diverse training backgrounds and offer unique perspectives on patient care in general and the care of the athlete specifically. The sports medicine fellow experience involves patient care in a multitude of clinical settings including significant time spent rotating with our orthopaedic surgical partners. The fellows also receive training covering high school, collegiate, and professional sports. Our fellows are expected to be involved in scholarly work and in the community service initiatives of the DS&EM.
Our sports medicine team provides a unique service to Jefferson patients. Our practice provides comprehensive services to athletes and those seeking a healthier lifestyle. In addition to musculoskeletal care, we offer individualized nutrition, exercise, and training recommendations. We are also adept at supporting patients to manage their chronic conditions, such as asthma and diabetes, who wish to increase physical activity or maintain high performance athletic participation. Our sports medicine physicians also work closely with our orthopaedic surgical partners to facilitate appropriate referrals seamlessly for patients.
The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:
Board certified in sports medicine.
Experience with physician training programs in sports medicine.
Passion for medical education, mentorship, and professional development.
Strong communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with a diverse team of administrators and medical professionals.
Significant experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Passion for exercise medicine.
Passion for research and scholarly activity.
Strong commitment to health equity.
Growth mindset with ability and/or interest in expanding or developing new educational initiatives.
About Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.
Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.
Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet®-designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated ...Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.
Jefferson’s mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.
OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing
As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.