Family Medicine – Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Director

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Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

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Family Medicine – Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Director

Appointment Type:

Fixed Term Faculty

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications and Experience


Full Time



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Position Summary:

Would you like to join a team dedicated to excellence in primary care? At the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we have a long history of leadership locally and nationally, an aspirational culture, and an innovative attitude. High quality, compassionate patient care is at the center of everything we do. We are known for our innovation in practice redesign and the provision of full-scope family medicine. Our doctors provide comprehensive care across the life cycle. Our strategy embraces modernization while attending to quality improvement, population health, cost reduction, and care team wellbeing. Learn more about the UNC Department of Family Medicine at:

A proud feature of our department is our nationally recognized Sports Medicine Fellowship. As the director of this program, you will be an integral part of our department’s success and contribute to the tripartite mission of the UNC School of Medicine, including excellent patient care, superior teaching, and impactful research. You will have the opportunity for ongoing personal and professional development including a mentoring subcommittee that helps build the framework to a successful career, including counseling around career goals.

Our sports medicine program is based in our Durham clinic and also provides services in our Chapel Hill clinic. Our fellows train in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Services include care for acute and chronic injuries, concussion management, women’s health, a runner’s clinic, and orthobiologic treatments. The program takes three fellows per year in a highly competitive match. Our staff includes three other sports medicine faculty, a nutritionist, and sports trainers.

The Department of Family Medicine is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. Faculty rank and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent UNC faculty physician benefits and clinical incentive pay. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Leadership & Administration: The position will have primary leadership, teaching, and administrative responsibilities as the UNC Family Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Director. The director will continuously develop and enhance the sports medicine fellowship curriculum and adhere to all ACGME accreditation guidelines.

• Supervision: The fellowship director will supervise trainers and other members of the sports medicine team.

• Clinical: Clinical responsibilities will be determined by application’s qualification and training, all determined with the fair and standard allocation of time credit applied to all faculty. We expect the director to be clinically active in sports medicine as well as in family medicine. As a clinician leader in a training program, we expect the director to be up-to-date in modern sports medicine practices, including skill in ultrasound and fracture care.

• Teaching & Education: Like all faculty in the department, the program director will fulfill the institution’s teaching mission and will teach and mentor medical students, interns, residents, sports medicine fellows, and other learners. Selected candidates will attend Graduate Medical Education meetings and will attend the yearly American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) conference.

• Research: All faculty are encouraged to develop a scholarly interest and produce scholarly work, which may include national presentations and manuscript submissions, generally at a rate of one every year or two. Dissemination of academic work at the national, local and state levels is encouraged. The program director will also lead the research efforts of the sports medicine fellows.

• Institutional Citizenship: All faculty are expected to work as part of the larger team to improve access, reduce cost, improve quality, and promote efficiency and better health outcomes. You may be asked to engage in community outreach and attend professional events to assist with program development and building professional relationships. In addition, attention to timely and complete documentation and patient satisfaction is expected.

Educational Requirements:

MD or DO required. Candidates must be board certified in Family Medicine with additional certification in Sports Medicine.

Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal program director has experience working with multidisciplinary teams and program and/or systems development. Experience in sports medicine research including familiarity with IRB processes is valued. Leadership and teaching experience is highly desired.

The Department is interested in applicants who are innovative thinkers with a passion for medicine and human performance.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




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Posted: 2/25/2021
Application Due: 3/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time