The Female Athlete Program Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital offers one year of specialty training in the treatment of female athletes. This fellowship is open to those who have completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine. We are currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 fellowship year.
The Female Athlete Program is made up of an interdisciplinary clinical care team of physicians, surgeons, advanced practice clinicians (APCs), dietitians, and sports psychology clinicians. We belong to the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance and have a large, interdisciplinary clinical research team.
The fellowship will provide training in diagnosing, treating, and comprehensively managing the health of the female athlete. The clinician will become proficient in evaluation of the female athlete triad/relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S), eating disorders, bone health, sports-related endocrine issues, and other female athlete-related sports medicine injuries. The clinician will also have training in male athlete endocrine concerns, issues pertaining to transgender and gender diverse athletes, nutrition evaluations, mental health evaluation and management, and general endocrine and gynecologic care of female athletes.
Clinical research opportunities are available and can be supported by the Program. Fellows will be responsible for completing at least one research project during their fellowship year and must be an active contributor to Program research.
Three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, medical school transcript of grades, and ECFMG certificate (if applicable) will be required, along with the completed application. Interested candidates should send the above materials to the email provided.
Boston Children’s Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Prerequisite training: Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship.
Non U.S. Citizens must be eligible for a J-1 Visa and Massachusetts Limited Medical License
IMGs must have an ECFMG Certificate
Complete program application
Letter of interest
3 Letters of recommendation* (at least one must be from your most recent Program Director)
Our team is made up of leaders in sports medicine who understand the importance of sports in a young athlete’s life. Many of us played competitive sports in high school and college, and some of us competed at a national level and international level. Some of us are team physicians for nationally renowned organizations such as U.S. Rowing, U.S. Figure Skating, the Boston Ballet, and the Boston Marathon. We collaborate with local, national, and international organizations such as the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on improving policies and the care of female athletes. We respect the strength and determination of female athletes and work with our patients to help them reach their athletic potential.