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  • Program: University of Florida Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Location: Gainesville, FL


  • Program Director: James (Jay) Clugston, MD, MS, CAQSM
  • Associate Program Director:
  • Faculty:
    • Joshua Altman, MD, CAQSM
    • Sarah Chrabaszcz, MD, CAQSM
    • Katherine (Katie) Edenfield, MD, CAQSM
    • Jocelyn Gravlee, MD, CAQSM
    • Asim Merchant, MD, CAQSM
    • Cheree Padilla, MD, CAQSM
    • Jason Zaremski, MD, CAQSM
    • Robert Decker, MD
    • Paul Dell, MD
    • Kevin Farmer, MD
    • Stephanie Ihnow, MD
    • Michael Jaffee, MD
    • Shawn McGargill, MD
    • Jessica McQuerry, MD
    • Antony Merendino, MD
    • Ryan Roach, MD
    • Michael Sein, MD
    • Nathan Tipper, MD
    • Velyn Wu, MD

Fellowship Details

  • Accepts: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Number of Fellows: up to 3

Training Locations

  • Needs to be updated

Team Coverage

  • College
    • University of Florida: all sports including travel opportunities
    • Santa Fe College
  • High School
    • Alachua County High Schools

Event Coverage

  • Florida Relays
  • All UF Football home games
  • All UF Sports


  • One spot is reserved for Emergency Medicine
  • Family & Internal Medicine continuity clinic is completed at the UF Student Health Care Center in a primary care team. Emergency Medicine continuity clinic is completed in the UF Health Emergency Room. PM&R and Pediatrics will complete continuity clinics in their specialty area.
  • Ultrasound training is practiced with fellows; used for ultrasound guided injections and for diagnosing issues.
  • Procedures: complete over 100 procedures throughout the year which includes PRP, joint injections, joint reduction, etc.
  • Clinical rotations will be held with Primary Care Sports Medicine, Ortho Sports, Ortho Pediatrics, Ortho Upper/Lower Extremities, Ortho Spine, Anatomy
  • Weekly schedule will consist of covering UF football practices (in fall), continuity clinic, sports medicine clinic, rotation clinic, training room coverage for UF, Santa Fe College and local high school, journal club and/or didactic session.
  • Fellows are given 1-2 months of elective rotations; elective rotations can be with any faculty they wish to gain more knowledge from; Coordinator arranges these rotations.

What makes our program unique?

  • 100% first time pass rate for the CAQSM exam
  • Division I sports coverage including travel
  • Dedicated Ultrasound curriculum
  • An elective Sports Performance 1-week rotation to Intermountain Healthcare in Park City, Utah
  • An elective World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) 1-week rotation in Orlando, FL

Contact Information

  • Program Coordinator: Chari Holder
    • Email: sportsmedicine@shcc.ufl.edu
    • Phone: 352-294-7440
    • Fax:

External Links

See Also

Created by:
John Kiel on 9 June 2019 22:05:59
Last edited:
15 June 2023 19:29:12