MUSC Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

The MUSC Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is a new one-year ACGME-accredited program for 2 fellows in Charleston, SC. The purpose of the program is to enable physicians to develop expertise in the area of sports medicine and designed to offer the clinical experience in the recognition and management of athletic injuries. Throughout the year, the fellow will work alongside Primary Sports Medicine attendings gaining broad exposure to sports medicine including injury prevention strategies, injury evaluation and diagnosis, restoration of function through rehabilitation and other nonsurgical means, and the role of a team physician. Additionally, fellows will work with the Sports Medicine Orthopedic surgeons to acquire an even stronger understanding of musculoskeletal injuries and surgical indications. The program will offer extensive use of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound as well as ultrasound guided interventions, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections.

A variety of exceptional educational experiences is offered and completion of the fellowship offers the privilege of sitting for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. Residents from Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Emergency Medicine are encouraged to apply.

Event Coverage Highlights

The fellow’s sports coverage includes high school, college, and professional teams with the unique opportunity to work in a variety of team settings with substantial hands-on experiences at all levels.

  • Charleston Battery: USL pro soccer
  • Charleston RiverDogs (Tampa Bay Rays affiliate): Minor League Baseball
  • SC Stingrays (Washington Capitals affiliate): ECHL hockey
  • College of Charleston and The Citadel: NCAA Division 1 athletics
  • Head Team Physician for a Charleston area high school football team
  • Mass event coverage: Cooper River Bridge run

Additionally, Charleston is a wonderful place to work and live. The downtown area provides an abundance of historical sites, restaurants, and scenic parks, and the surrounding communities offer an array of leisurely activities with beautiful beaches, grand plantations, and numerous golf courses. For more information on the area, please visit the online Charleston Community Guide. We are proud of all the recent awards that Charleston has received:

#1 hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News & World Report

#1 Small City in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler (ninth year in a row)

Again, I appreciate your interest in our fellowship program and hope that you will consider us when applying for sports medicine training. Please let us know if you have questions.

Program Director Dr. Alec DeCastro

Alec DeCastro, MD

Program Director