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Family Medicine of Southwest Washington
Sports Medicine Fellowship


The Family Medicine of SW Washington Sports Medicine Fellowship is located in Vancouver, WA.   Directly across the Columbia River from Portland, OR, Vancouver--known affectionately by residents as "The Couve"-- is the fourth largest city in Washington with a population of about 162,000.  The Fellowship is based at Family Medicine of Southwest Washington (FMSW), a large free-standing and hospital-supported clinic near downtown Vancouver. PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is the sponsoring institution for both the Fellowship and the Family Medicine Residency. The Residency was established in 1995, and the Fellowship was established in 2015. 

The Fellowship, while young, boasts a wealth of faculty experience, institutional excellence, community richness, and high quality of life.  It will provide a broad range of training experiences in numerous settings to equip graduates to excel in many practice settings—primary care, orthopedic, academic, etc. 

File Southwest Washington Sports Medicine Residency Overview (PowerPoint with audio)

Curriculum Highlights

  • Primary Care Sports Medicine clinics with Family Medicine and Physiatry faculty who generously use Sports Ultrasound for diagnosis and intervention
  • Orthopedic clinics with board-certified Sports Medicine surgeons and a large array of orthopedic specialists at Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, which serves several professional and collegiate sports teams
  • Weekly didactic sessions and Sports Ultrasound training in conjunction with the Sports Fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, OR with RMSK-certified faculty who are nationally-experienced Sports US instructors
  • Participation in orthopedic surgeries, physical therapy clinic, casting and splinting clinic, and the OHSU exercise physiology laboratory
  • Unopposed Team Physician experience with NCAA Division I collegiate athletes at University of Portland and 4A football athletes at Skyview High School.
  • Mass participation sporting events including the Portland Rock-n-Roll Marathon, Portland Shamrock marathon, and the Vancouver USA Marathon
  • Availability of ski clinic training at nearby Mt. Hood ski resort, and professional MMA cageside coverage
  • Paid attendance at AMSSM Annual Meeting and ACSM's Advanced Team Physician Course
  • Primary Care continuity clinic at the FMSW residency clinic