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Altru Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

The Altru Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited fellowship. Our mission is to train well-rounded primary care physicians who specialize in the care of the athlete. Fellows serve as the team physicians for the Division I University of North Dakota athletic teams in addition to multiple local high schools. Unopposed care is provided across a variety of settings including training rooms, sideline coverage, ambulatory care clinic, and hospital. Fellows are an essential part of the interdisciplinary team working with primary care sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, psychologists, sports dieticians, specialty physicians/surgeons, and coaches.

Our fellowship will give you a strong foundation in both musculoskeletal and general point of care ultrasound. Time is built into fellow clinic schedules to allow for ultrasound use during every visit if needed. Fellows have the opportunity to become proficient in both diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guidance procedures with both cart-based and hand-held ultrasound machines. Their skills are put to work in the clinic, training room, sidelines, and in our ultrasound lab.

Fellows should expect a diverse experience while in Grand Forks. Education is a valuable part of our program as fellows will be expected to work with and teach residents, medical students, and athletic training students. Fellows provide care to patients in multiple different environments including their own primary care sports clinic located at Altru Family Medicine Residency. In addition, fellows work with both primary care sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons at community-based and private orthopedic groups. Fellows also get the opportunity to work with the two orthopedic traumatologists in the state of North Dakota to build their acute care skills including fracture management and casting/splinting.

Mass Participation Events​​

  • NCAA Division I Regional Hockey Tournament
  • NCHC Frozen Faceoff
  • Grand Forks Baron’s Hockey Tournament
  • Fargo Marathon


  • Orientation – 4 weeks
  • Trauma– 6 weeks
  • Ultrasound – 2 weeks
  • UND Strength/Conditioning – 2 weeks
  • Sports Medicine – 8 weeks
  • Radiology – 4 weeks
  • Knee/Foot – 4 weeks
  • Elbow/Hand – 4 weeks
  • Hip – 2 weeks
  • Shoulder/Back – 4 weeks
  • UND Physical Therapy – 4 weeks
  • Inpatient Teaching Service Facilitator – 2 weeks
  • Psychology – 2 weeks
  • Admin/Board Prep – 2 weeks


Altru Health System is an equal opportunity employer. Applications to Altru Family Medicine Residency will be accepted without regard to race, gender, country of origin, religion, or age. Altru Family Medicine Residency only accepts applications through ERAS. Deadline for applications is December 1. Our program accepts J-1 visas sponsored by ECFMG.


  • Eligible for full unrestricted license by the North Dakota Board of Medicine
  • Successful completion of an accredited Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician

If the above criteria are met, a complete ERAS Application must include:

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical School Dean’s Letter or equivalent
  • Medical School Diploma
  • USMLE or COMLEX Official Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Photograph

International Medical Graduates will need to include:

  • ECFMG certificate
  • Proof of eligibility to obtain employment in the United States
  • Any clinical experience at a United States medical facility

Altru Family Medicine Residency reserves the right to determine the number of interviews conducted. For specific questions about program requirements or application, please contact Wanda Cary, Program Coordinator, at 701.780.6832 or


  • Yearly Stipend - $75,504
  • $2,000 moving stipend
  • 15 vacation days, 6 paid holidays and 5 CME days
  • $3,000 in CME funding
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • FSA or HSA (dependent on health insurance plan selected)
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability (short and long-term)
  • Retirement Planning – 401(k)
  • Malpractice Insurance

Program Contacts

Dr. Adam Quinn
Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Director

Wanda Cary
Program Coordinator

For any additional program information, please review our Sports Medicine Fellowship Handbook.

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