Sports Medicine Fellowship

Fellowship Description

This program is based out of the University of Illinois – College of Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. The Program Director is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. UIC Sports Medicine Center is the primary site for one of the leading centers for running, triathlon injuries, as well a diverse population of other recreational and elite athlete injuries.

This program is academically supported by the Department of Family Medicine and funded by the Department of Orthopedic Surgery here at UICMC. We are closely affiliated with Rush and Schwab Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency training programs.

Clinical experiences include: diagnosis and management of arthritis, work and spine injury, osteoporosis, fatigue, female triad, and various musculoskeletal traumas as they pertain to family medicine or physical medicine and rehabilitation.

The fellow participates in our role as the team physicians for division 1 collegiate athlete at the University of Illinois – Chicago. Large event coverage includes The Chicago Marathon, Lakefront and Soldier Field 10 Mile races, and the Hustle Up the Hancock.

Significant skills training include: dedicated time for diagnostic radiology and ultrasound, including ultrasound guided injections and prolotherapy, casting & splinting, and suturing. Electrodiagnostic studies are included for fellows with specialization in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

There are two didactic sessions a week, one a multidisciplinary sports medicine lecture, the other to prepare for the requirements of the sports medicine subspecialty examination. The Advocate Medical Group Sports Medicine in Park Ridge is our affiliated program for diagnosis and management of pediatric and adult sports injuries, Philip Skiba, DO Director with research interest in performance exercise science. High school football medical event coverage is included through this program. The fellowship includes funding and support toward presentation at a major conference. Publication is mentored and encouraged.


1 year

ACGME Accredited


Application Instructions

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) along with the other physical medicine and family medicine fellowship programs.

To be considered as an applicant, we require the following documents to be mailed to the Director at the address listed above:

  • Three letters of reference including one from your chairman or residency director
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement explaining your interest in sports medicine and your plans for a career in sports medicine utilizing your fellowship experience

Program Director

Ankur Verma, DO

Associate Program Director

Terry Nicola, MD


UIC Sports Medicine Center Flames Athletic Center
839 W Roosevelt Rd., Ste 102
Chicago, Illinois 60608




(312) 355-4404


(312) 413-7337


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