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Denver Medicine Sports Med Fellowship

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship


  • Applicants must have completed an accredited residency program in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, or Emergency Medicine.
  • Must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or possess 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 b​eginning July 1 and ending June 30.
  • Fellowship graduates will be prepared and qualified to take the Sports Medicine Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) examination.


  • The stipend is commensurate with a University of Colorado Medical School PGY-4 salary.
  • 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 – AMSSM Fellows’ Conference, AMSSM Annual Meeting, ACSM Annual Meeting.
  • Lodging is provided at no cost during the Winter Park Ski rotation. 

Core Clinical Rotations

Primary Care Sports Medicine Clinic
Pediatric Sports Medicine Clinic
University of Colorado (Boulder) Training Room 
MSK Ultrasound Clinic
East Grand Community Clinic (Winter Park Ski Clinic)
Continuity Clinic (per primary specialty)
Orthopedics Clinic​

Clinical Electives

The fellow will have the opportunity to choose from many clinical electives throughout the year.
  • Pediatric sports medicine
  • Musculoskeletal radiology
  • Orthopedic hand surgery
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  •  Sports nutrition
  • Sports psychology
  • Casting/splinting
  • Exercise physiology
  • Physical therapy/rehabilitation

Teaching Conferences

Multi-disciplinary Sports Medicine Conferences
Primary care sports medicine conferences (with core faculty)
Pediatric Musculoskeletal Radiology 
CU medical student musculoskeletal examination teaching​

University Sports Coverage

University of Denver
University of Colorado

High School Sports Coverage

The fellow may act as Team Physician for one of the Aurora Public Schools High Schools in the Metro Denver area.

Professional Sports Coverage

Colorado Avalanche – hockey (required)
Denver Nuggets – basketball (optional)​

Mass Event Coverage

Chase the Moon Race
Bear Chase Trail Race

Contact Info:

Dr. John Hill
Fellowship Director
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Dr. Jack Spittler
Associate Fellowship Director
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Laurie Lemmel
Program Coordinator​
AO1, MS F496
12631 East 17th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045
(303) 724-1423