Sports Medicine Fellowship

The University of South Alabama is a major university located in Mobile, Alabama. Home to the Jaguars , the University is a new, on campus football stadium currently under construction. A member of the Sunbelt Conference, the Jags have sent representative teams to the NCAA and NIT in basketball, and are a perennial baseball contender. There are approximately 300 students on scholarship.

Our Sports Medicine Fellowship combines NCAA Division 1 Sports coverage with experiences evaluating and treating patients with varied musculoskeletal complaints. The fellow participates in coverage of University of South Alabama’s sporting events throughout the year ranging from football and men's and woman's basketball to golf and woman's softball. We also cover the Publix Grandman Triathalon which takes place in Fairhope in September.

Our fellowship director, Dr. Peter Rippy, along with the sports fellow, function as the Team Physicians. The fellow also evaluates and treats patients from all walks of life with musculoskeletal conditions in the Primary Care Sports Medicine Clinic. Additionally, the fellow works with sports medicine trained orthopedists in the office and on the sidelines at the high school and college level.

Mobile is a sporting town. It is the home of 2 major 10K races (The Azalea Trail run and The Senior Bowl 10K), a half- and full marathon (Mobile Marathon), and an LPGA golf tournament. There are a number of great golf courses in the area, including the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Additionally, 2 football bowl games (the Senior Bowl and the The Lending Tree Bowl). Aside from running, cycling and golfing, residents of Mobile enjoy a variety of water related sports including sailing and beach related activities. The Sports Medicine fellow also covers some of these fun local events.

We participate in the Sports Medicine match.

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Acute Injury Clinic USA Sport Med Clinic
USA Training Room
USA Sport Medicine Clinic
High School Clinic 
USA Training Room or USA Sports Medicine
Weekly Ultrasound and USA Training Room
Community Sports Medicine


Ortho Specialty


Ortho Subspecialty


Community Sports Medicine

Continuity Clinic 
Game/Event  Coverage
Once a Month
Journal Club with PCSM and Ortho SM
*electives: cardiology/physical therapy/research/exercise science lab/ ortho OR time/pediatric, trauma, sports, foot/ankle, hand/upper extremity orthopedics/radiology 

Application Information

All fellowship position openings are offered through the NRMP. All application materials must be submitted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).

We will begin accepting applications for the 2021 Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in July, 2020. Please submit your application and the following supporting documentation via the ERAS system:

Photograph of yourself;

Curriculum Vitae (CV);

Personal statement;

MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation; formerly known as the Dean's letter);

Letters of recommendation - three (3) (of which, one letter should be from your Residency Program Director);

A complete list of all Sports Medicine related rotations finished;

Medical school diploma;

Medical school transcript;

USMLE or COMLEX scores;

ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. The deadline for completed applications is October 2021 At the present time, we are accepting applicants who are completing or have completed a residency in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine or Pediatrics.

Sports Medicine - Eligibility

If the applicant is accepted and appointed to the USA Health, Department of Family Medicine, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, the following are required prior to starting the Fellowship:

The applicant must be currently enrolled in or have graduated from an ACGME accredited Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics Residency Program.

The following Licenses and Certifications:

Unrestricted Alabama Medical License

DEA License

Alabama Controlled Substance Certificate