Placement & Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship Training in Primary Care Sport and Exercise Medicine

The Department of Family Medicine offers fellowship training in primary care sport and exercise medicine. The clinic has the ability to accommodate one fellow each year. This is a funded, one-year program, through the Department of Family Medicine, beginning in July of each year. If the fellow chooses, the fellowship may be extended to accommodate completion of a Master’s Degree Program at the University of Alberta.

The fellow will gain extensive clinical experience through one-on-one teaching with the primary care sport and exercise medicine physicians, the orthopedic surgeons in the clinic and the physical therpists. The fellow may be given the opportunity to view the surgical pathology of the clinical problems seen during their fellowship year. The fellow is also given a graded responsibility for the care of the University of Alberta varsity team athletes and takes an active role as the team physician for the Golden Bears Hockey Team.

The fellowship places emphasis on the development of sound clinical judgement and treatment skills for the primary care sport and exercise medicine physician. Research and scholarship are considered an important part of the education of a sport and exercise medicine physician, and the fellow is expected to conduct a research or other academic project during the year. At the conclusion of the fellowship, the fellow is eligible to sit the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine diploma in sport and exercise medicine examination. 

For more information on the sport and exercise medicine fellowship program at the Glen Sather Clinic, please see our brochure below or contact Dr. Connie Lebrun at:

        Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic
        University of Alberta
        Edmonton Clinic, Level 2
        11400 University Avenue
        Edmonton, AB   T6G 1Z1

  • Family Medicine Residents and Practicing Physicians applying for the Sport and Exercise Medicine Fellowship will also need to complete the Family Medicine - Enhanced Skills Program Application Form
  • Please note the following dates:

    Application Opens: August 22, 2016
    Application Deadline: October 7, 2016
    Interviews: October 11 - December 8, 2016
    Offer Date: December 9, 2016
    Acceptance Date: December 15, 2016