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Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship


Our Primary Care Sports Medicine Program provides an interdisciplinary approach that fosters contact and communication between providers from all aspects of care in the athletic community. At Rochester Regional Health, you will gain a much better understanding of the role of sport and the logistics, rules, and circumstances surrounding the coordination of patient needs.

We provide care for patients from all backgrounds - pediatric to geriatric, recreational to professional - and a wide variety of sport types. You will receive training and shadowing opportunities across a multitude of specialties commonly utilized by athletes, and will help coordinate services with specialty care when needed. 

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Program Contact 

Joshua Brugger, ROT, PTA, MS HSM, Program Coordinator
Phone: (585) 266-0061
[email protected]

Director’s Letter

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 compete for 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

Christine Blonski

Why Choose Rochester Regional Health

Rochester General Hospital is a premier teaching hospital and the flagship hospital for Rochester Regional Health. Our health system consists of five hospitals covering a 14-county area in Western New York State, with seamlessly integrated healthcare and multiple Healthgrades Excellence Awards and nominations as America’s Best Hospitals.

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About the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Areas of Study

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

  • Cardiology
  • Concussion and Vestibular Therapy
  • Landmark guided injections
  • Neurology/Sports Psychology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
  • Radiology
  • Sideline game coverage (RIT and local high schools)
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Training room clinic
  • Ultrasound use

How to Apply

We participate in the NRMP match. All fellowship appointments are made through the NRMP. Our NRMP number is 1509127F0.

All applications should be submitted through the ERAS website. All applicants must have completed a family medicine residency program within the United States.

Applicants will need the following materials for their applications:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Personal Statement

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Benefits & Compensation

The following is a list of benefits granted to all fellows.

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    Life insurance

    Employer paid coverage equal to 1x salary with option to purchase added coverage up to five (5) times annual salary.

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    Short-Term Disability

    Residents are entitled to up to six months of pay in the event of an approved disability, compensated at 60% of the resident stipend.

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    Long-Term Disability

    Residents are provided with long-term disability of 50% of resident stipend in the event of an approved long-term disability.  Residents have an option to purchase additional long-term disability to bring the amount up to 66.67%.

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    Opportunity to enroll in one of two comprehensive medical insurance plans.

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    Option to enroll in tax deferred annuity plan.

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    Option to purchase one of two plans.

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    Vision/Hearing Plan

    Option to purchase a vision & hearing plan

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    EAP is free, confidential service for employees and immediate family members that provides assistance with everyday work and family issues, as well as more challenging personal concerns.

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    On-site Child Care

    Child care programs are offered for children between the ages of eight weeks to pre-school, and a before and after-school program is available to serve employees and the community. Preferential consideration is given to Hospital employees based upon availability; these employees receive a discounted rate.

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    Paid Vacation


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Living in Rochester

Rochester is the third-largest city in New York State, inhabited by more than one million people. With more than 140 festivals each year, 12,000 acres of meticulously-maintained parks, 60+ public golf courses, and more than 100 breweries, distilleries, and wineries, Rochester, NY is more than just a city nestled against Lake Ontario.

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All applications should be submitted through the ERAS website.

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Get in Touch

Joshua Brugger, ROT, PTA, MS HSM, Program Coordinator

Phone: (585) 266-0061

Email Joshua Brugger