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Pediatrics Primary Care Fellowship

About the Program

The University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado are pleased to offer a 1 year post graduate fellowship in pediatric sports medicine. In 2006, the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, which was established in 1999 by Dr. John Hill in the Department of Family Medicine, developed a pediatric track. Our mission is to train academically interested future leaders in pediatric sports medicine. The curriculum highlights sports conditions in the pediatric and adolescent athlete, such as acute and overuse injuries, concussions, non-operative management and rehabilitations, along with pediatric fracture care.

The Children’s Hospital Colorado, first established in 1897, opened its doors to its new facility in 2007, with a 1.79 million square foot hospital which includes 318 beds. The hospital was ranked #9 in pediatric orthopedics by US News and World Report in 2013.


  • Applicants must have completed an accredited residency program in Pediatrics.
  • Applicants must be licensed to practice in the State of Colorado and have a current DEA license.
  • Fellows in our program must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee or possess the appropriate documentation to allow fellows to legally train at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.
  • We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Fellow Match Program (NRMP).  
  • The duration of the fellowship is 12 months beginning July 1 and ending June 30.  
  • Fellowship graduates will be prepared and qualified to take the Sports Medicine Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) examination offered by the American Board of Pediatrics.


  • The stipend is commensurate with a University of Colorado Medical School PGY-4 salary 2013 – 2014 = $57,348.00
  • The fellow is provided malpractice insurance, medical insurance (for self and dependents), and 22 days of vacation.
  • The fellow is sponsored at three national conferences.
  • Travel to Leadville, CO for medical coverage is compensated.

Core Clinical Rotations

CU Sports Medicine Clinic (one ½ day every other week)

Rose Family Medicine Sports Medicine Clinic (one ½ day every other week)

Winter Park Clinic (4 weeks)

Continuity Clinic (one ½ day per week)

For more detailed information visit the curriculum page, here...

Clinical Electives

The fellow will have the opportunity to choose from many clinical electives throughout the year.

  • Adult and pediatric sports orthopedic surgery
  • Musculoskeletal radiology
  • Pediatric orthopedic hand surgery
  • Pediatric general orthopedic surgery
  • Pediatric orthopedic hip/pelvis surgery
  • Pediatric orthopedics spine surgery
  • Sports nutrition
  • Sports psychology
  • Casting/splinting
  • Exercise physiology
  • Complex concussion clinic
  • Physical therapy/rehabilitation
  • Cardiology
  • Rheumatology

Teaching Conferences

Sports Medicine Conferences (Each Wednesday AM)

Pediatric Musculoskeletal Radiology
(First Wednesday of each month)

Pediatric Complex Concussion Team Conference
(Every two months)

University Sports Coverage

University of Denver

University of Colorado 

High School Sports Coverage

The fellow will act as Team Physician for one of the Adams 12 Five Star High Schools in the Metro Denver area. The fellow will also provide training room services ½ day per week to evaluate injured athletes.

Mass Event Coverage

Leadville Race Series

Provide medical coverage for endurance sporting events held at Leadville, CO, the highest incorporated city in the US at 10,200 feet. Events include marathon, half-marathon, 50-mile run, 50-mile mountain bike, 100-mile marathon, and 100-mile mountain bike.

Bear Chase Trail Race

Serve as Co-Medical Director (with the other primary care sports medicine fellow) to organize medical coverage for the event. Two day event in September to include a 100K, 50-Mile, 50K, 13.1-Mile, and 10K runs.

National Conference Attendance

The fellow will be given the opportunity to attend three conferences throughout the year. The fellow will be expected to present their original research project at one of the national conferences.

  • AMSSM Fellow’s Research and Leadership Conference (July)
  • AMSSM Annual Conference (April)
  • ACSM Annual Conference (May)


The fellow will have dedicated time during the week devoted to scholarly research activities. At the conclusion of the fellowship year, it is expected that the research be presented at the AMSSM and ACSM national conferences.