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Primary Care Sports Medicine

Fellowship Program

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Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

About the Program

Our program provides an interdisciplinary approach, providing contact and communication between many providers from all aspects of care in the athletic community. The practice of sports medicine incorporates the application of a physician’s knowledge and procedural and communication skills when caring for issues that can arise and affect athletic performance throughout a lifetime of sports participation.  Here, you will gain a much better understanding of the role of sport and the logistics/rules/circumstances surrounding specific sports while coordinating the individual needs of the athlete during recovery from injury and/or illness.  

We care for a wide variety of patients from all backgrounds: pediatric to geriatric, recreational/amateur to scholastic to intercollegiate to professional; and a wide variety of types of sport from team sports to individual sports, and everything in between. You will receive training and shadowing opportunities across a broad variety of specialties commonly utilized by athletes and help coordinate services with specialty care when needed.

Director's Letter

Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program at Rochester Regional Health.  As the Fellowship Director, I’m honored to present our program for your consideration. Our program strives to recruit top MD and DO candidates from Family Medicine programs around the country to complete our one year fellowship, which is ACGME accredited.

Though our program is new, we have built a very robust educational experience that will train its graduates to have a long successful career in the field of sports medicine. 

I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Christine Blonski DO, CAQ-SM

Program Director Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Fellowship Areas of Study

Throughout the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program, the Fellows will gain experience in the following specialty areas:

  • Training room clinic
  • Sideline game coverage (multiple local High Schools and RIT)
  • Cardiology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Ultrasound use in MSK diagnostics and procedural guidance
  • Landmark guided injections
  • Radiology
  • Neurology/Sports Psychology
  • Concussion and Vestibular Therapy
  • Orthopedic Surgery