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Sports Medicine Education

Educating future providers of all levels and disciplines is a founding principal of UHS Sports Medicine because this elevates the level of care for our athletes and patients throughout our community. This is why we offer our New York sports medicine fellowships and training programs. Investing time and energy educating our community athletes and health care providers requires that we stay up to date on the newest, and best proven interventions for sports injuries.

UHS Sports Medicine Grand Rounds

Once every month the UHS Sports Medicine Department comes together for two hours to learn about a relevant topic and better ourselves. Free continuing education credits are available for all levels of staff. We arrange outside speakers but also look to disseminate expert knowledge from more experienced providers or specialists within the system. Through a partnership with Binghamton University we utilize the athletic complex. Each of our New York sports medicine training programs and lectures is open to the entire sports medical community.

The talks are very well attended. In addition to supplying easy continuing education credits to our staff, and improving the care we provide by educating them, UHS Sports Medicine Grand Rounds are an opportunity for continuity of care as your doctors, athletic trainers, physical therapists and performance coaches can all discuss your treatment.

Annual Fall Sports Spine Symposium

Since 2016 UHS Sports Medicine has hosted an annual Catastrophic and Spine Injury Symposium at Binghamton University Events Center. In line with new National and state initiatives to update spine care and equipment removal protocols we emphasize training with all stakeholders in the care of the Athlete. The symposium is geared toward Doctors, Athletic Trainers and EMS covering events as well as event staff such as Coaches and School Administrators. This is a fun, hands on, high yield, annual event and anyone involved in contact sports is highly recommended to attend.

The 5th annual Catastrophic and Spine Injury Symposium is scheduled for Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Binghamton University Events Center. Mark your calendar now! For more information follow this link or contact Jay Hubbard via email at William.Hubbard@nyuhs.org.

Sports Medicine Fellowship

A Fellow is a fully credited physician pursuing highly specialized training after completing a residency. Our New York Sports Medicine Fellowship is the only ACGME-accredited twelve-month fellowship in the southern tier, sponsored by the UHS Wilson Medical Center's Department of Family Medicine. Fellows receive training in all areas of primary care sports medicine, they work in the Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Center alongside a diverse faculty. Fellows collaborate closely with rehabilitative specialists, including physical and occupational therapists, and may also choose to become involved with the Sports Performance Academy.

Click here to learn more about the New York Sports Medicine Fellowships at UHS.


A Resident is a physician that has completed medical school and is training in a specialized area. UHS Wilson Family Medicine Residents regularly rotate with us in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Podiatry Residents who have completed podiatric school also rotate with UHS Sports Medicine. Residents from other specialties are always welcome for electives.

Interested in UHS Residency Programs? Learn more here.

Medical Students

Third year SUNY Upstate Binghamton Campus Medical Students regularly spend 1 week with UHS orthopedics and Sports Medicine as an elective during their Surgery Clerkship. Students from other Medical schools are welcome to set up rotations and Fourth year, 4 week rotations are also available.

Learn more under the student rotation tab on our Academic Affairs page here.

Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Students

Lemoyne and Upstate PA as well as Decker School NP programs send students for rotations of varying duration.

For more information contact Patrick.Talbut@nyuhs.org

PT, OT, PTA, AT Students

We have student affiliation agreements with multiple colleges throughout New York and Northern Pennsylvania. We accept several students in various capacities to work with our providers. Clinical Instructors (CI’s) educate students on the daily functions of the clinic; evaluating, assessing, and treating patients. As part of a collaborative care model, students benefit from experiences in multiple settings.

If you are interested in an affiliation or fieldwork experience in one of these Sports Medicine Settings, please contact Chariese Medlar, PT, DPT at Chariese.Medlar@nyuhs.org.

Shadow/Observation Program

We offer shadow experiences for students in the community that are interested in the medical field and/or need hours for college programs. These opportunities are available in Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Hand Therapy, Athletic Training, Sports Performance, and Podiatry.

If interested in this opportunity, contact Chariese Medlar, PT, DPT at Chariese.Medlar@nyuhs.org.

Continuing Education Programs

In-house Continuing Education

UHS Physical Therapy hosts several continuing education programs throughout the year at the Vestal location. These programs range from 1 to 2 day courses and offer continuing education credit to Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Athletic Trainers. Look for our offerings throughout the year –All are welcome to attend!

New Graduate Mentoring Programs:

We have implemented mentoring programs for our Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers. At UHS, we want to ensure that all of our new therapists and trainers are successful. We utilize seasoned professionals to mentor our new staff with hands on and in person mentoring sessions. We also use online continuing education to supplement the mentoring sessions.

Orthopedic External Residency Program:

Currently, UHS Physical Therapy collaborates with Cayuga Medical Center to provide the residency curriculum for our employees that desire to do so. Ultimately, the therapists that go through this extensive curriculum will be prepared to take the Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) exam offered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. Our goal at UHS Physical Therapy is to elevate the level of care and expertise among our therapists to ensure maximum efficiency.

Journal Club In-service Series:

Journal Club forums are held monthly for therapists, sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers and strength coaches. These provide a venue for current research to be discussed and for providers to communicate in a collaborative manner about various topics.