Sports Medicine Fellowship

The Family Medicine residency program hosts a fully-accredited fourth-year position in Sports Medicine, leading to a Certificate of Added Qualification established in 2001. We have 2 positions and accept applicants from the fields of family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Applicants must be board eligible/certified. During this one-year fellowship, the fellows serve as team physicians for LA Harbor College (Junior college), Southwest College (Junior college), California State University-Dominguez Hills (Division II, no football), Los Angeles Rugby Club, and a local high school. The fellows participate in the Team to Win program which is a community outreach program for high school athletes (24 high schools in the South Bay area) who cannot afford sports medicine and injury care. The fellows run an adolescent Saturday injury clinic during the football season that moves to a weekday during non-football season.

This unique program encompasses a full range of athletes at all levels and individuals with chronic medical conditions participating in exercise programs. Clinical experience is gained in a variety of clinic settings including Harbor-UCLA, Kaiser Permanente, and the West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation. Fellows are trained in soft tissue/joint injections, radiograph interpretation, ultrasound, exercise ECG, and arthroscopic/orthopedic procedures.

Events covered include the Special Olympics, CIF State Football Championships, Redondo Beach 5K/10K runs, USTA Tourney, Carlsbad Half Ironman, and the Dew Action Tour. The fellows serve as associate medical directors for several triathlons including the Playa Del Rey and Redondo Beach Triathlons.

Fellowship Application

The Harbor-UCLA/Team to Win Sports Medicine Fellowship participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Our deadline for application materials is October 1. Application materials required include:

  • ERAS application
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Board scores
  • Medical license and DEA
  • Medical School Diploma
  • Certificates of previous training
  • First page of publications
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)

Please send all inquires/application materials to:
Bernadette Pendergraph, MD
Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
1403 W. Lomita Blvd Ste 102
Harbor City, CA 90710
(p) 310-602-2451
(f)  310-326-7205