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The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship strives to create an educational experience in Sports Medicine that will enrich the fellow in the many facets of caring for athletes. Through this experience, the fellow will develop skill, knowledge, and proficiency in the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries and illnesses.

To obtain this high level of education, our program will expose the fellow to a wide variety of dynamic Sports Medicine environments.

  Fellowship 2015-2016  

Our Sports Medicine Clinic is located in Northeast El Paso and is open to athletes from all walks of life. Our facility boasts access to full radiology services from x-ray and ultrasound to CT and MRI in addition to a full rehabilitation center, all just down the hall from our examination rooms. It is here that a great deal of the core Sports Medicine learning happens. Supervised directly by the Sports Medicine faculty, the Fellow will have two to three Sports Medicine clinics a week and will encounter patients and athletes from all types of sports and in all levels of training. The fellow will also spend one-half day in the Family Medicine clinic to satisfy their primary care requirements.

clinic 2015


Physical therapy - UMC

    UMC Northeast



The fellowship year is divided into 3-month longitudinal rotations, during which the fellow will rotate both within the Texas Tech system and with private community physicians and providers. These rotations include Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Hand Surgery, Podiatry, Pediatric Orthopedics, and Cardiology (Pediatric and Adult). Here is a sample block:

Block 1- July, August, September- Gen Ortho, PT, Radiology
Fellow 1: Monday Tues Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Sports Primary Care Gen Ortho Sports Radi
PM UTEP PT Ultrasound Research UTEP
Fellow 2: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Gen Ortho Radi Sports Primary Care Sports
PM UTEP Sports Ultrasound PT UTEP

The fellow is allowed elective time, either one away month or one half-day per week for the 3-month rotation.


Athletic Coverage

Our program has partnered with the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), the El Paso Rhinos hockey team, and several high schools, and participates in training room clinics which offer first-hand exposure to athletes and their injuries and illnesses. As team physicians, the Sports Medicine Fellows will see and treat athletes from a variety of teams and sports within the training rooms, giving the Fellows real-time experience in caring for athletes.


University of Texas El Paso



El Paso Rhinos



El Paso Community College



Mission Valley Duathlon




flying house

Flying Horse Half Marathon

Mighty Mujer

Mighty Mujer Triathlon

EP Marathon

El Paso Marathon


Eagle in the Sun Triathlon


Chapin High School Huskies

Hanks Knights

Hanks High School Knights

Canutillo Eagles

 Canutillo High School Eagles 


Franklin High School Cougars


Jefferson High School Silver Foxes

We provide our fellows with a variety of "on-field" experiences from high school football games to UTEP athletics to the Eagle in the Sun Triathlon and to the El Paso Marathon. Through these experiences, the fellows will gather skills that will serve as the basis of their onsite and mass participation event management of athletes and their needs. In addition, since our faculty members are the race Medical Directors, the Fellows will learn about the importance of race planning and the impact of large mass participation events on the city infrastructure.

Paydirt Pete Eagle in the Sun 2015
Rodarte Knee Exam Mighty Mujer
Evening game - Hanks SMART Course Namita



Weekly Thursday morning didactics, covering topics in alignment with the CAQ examination outline, will be held at the clinic. Quarterly journal clubs will be held, either at the clinic or an off-site location. The fellows will also be responsible for periodic lectures to the Family Medicine residents.

Ultrasound The use of ultrasound in Sports Medicine is quickly becoming the standard of care. In addition to the regular use of the ultrasound in the clinic for diagnostic and procedure-guidance purposes, weekly ultrasound didactic and practical sessions will be held.

Conferences The fellow will attend the annual conference of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in the spring. Preparation of at least a case abstract is expected for this conference. The fellow will also attend an additional conference to be determined.


Islas Everest





Justin M. Wright, MD

Program Director



Gerardo Vazquez, MD

Assistant Program Director




Current and Former Fellows


namita Rodarte
Namita Bhardwaj, MD Jose Rodarte, MD


Daniel Jason
Daniel Murphy, MD Jason Read, MD
Cassaday    Vazquez
Kacie Cassaday, DO Gerardo Vazquez, MD 
Kurup Young
Sunil Kurup, MD Justin Young, MD


Garcia Provencio
Angel Garcia, MD Mauro Provencio, MD



Salary for the 2015-2016 year is $52,454. Additional benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Long Term Disability, and Malpractice Insurance. The fellow will also get 20 days paid vacation, CME allowance, and lab coat with laundry service.


  • Deadline for applications is October 1st of the application year
  • Must be a resident in good standing or a graduate of an ACGME-accredited residency in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics
  • J1 visa applicants are not being accepted at this time.

Apply to our program through ERAS, including the following:

  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Reference, including a Letter of Good Standing from Program Director
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE Scores and Transcripts
  • ECFMG Certification, if applicable

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Moya at 915-215-5502, or visit us on Facebook Icon

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