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Job Summary

Department Summary

The University of Michigan (UM) University Health Service (UHS), a unit of Student Life, is a large ambulatory, multispecialty health clinic that serves a large and diverse student body of more than 45,000 students, as well as UM faculty and staff. UHS provides clinical services throughout its primary care and numerous specialty clinics, as well as health and wellness education and promotion. Specialty clinics include: Allergy, Dermatology, Eating & Body Image Concerns, Eye Care, Nutrition, Psychiatry, Sleep, Sports Medicine, Travel and Women’s Health. UHS is committed to promoting and protecting the health of students and other members of the University community so that they achieve their educational and personal goals. Through our programs, services and partnerships, we foster lifelong learning in support of individuals' becoming active participants in their health and wellness.

UM student-athletes participate in 31 Varsity and Olympic sports programs and represent approximately 2% (930) of the total UM student population of ~46,000. Each year student-athletes are seen for approximately 4,000 physician visits at two Athletic Medicine offices and Athletic Training Room facilities. In addition to these physician visits, approximately 150,000 treatment, rehabilitation and dietician sessions occur annually under the supervision of the Medical Director of Athletics/Head Team Physician.

Job Summary

UHS is seeking to hire a fellowship trained board certified Sports Medicine physician to work 60% with University of Michigan varsity student-athletes within Athletic Medicine and 40% with non-athlete students at the University Health Service. This position is a 12-month permanent staff appointment. The position consists of office-based practice, practice coverage, game coverage, and travel with assigned team(s).


Clinical – 80%

  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as defined by the NCAA, Big 10 Conference, University of Michigan, University Health Service, and University of Michigan Department of Athletics
  • Promote a culture where student-athletes choose to make a commitment to lifetime wellness and personal and professional development
  • Provide a high level of customer service and communication at all times to all entities
  • Provide clinical care to Athletic Medicine and UHS patients
  • Provide training room and side-line care of typical athletic injury and illness
  • Provide medical coverage and care for assigned athletic teams and events
  • Attend assigned team practices, competitions (home and away), strength and conditioning sessions, and other team events as needed and/or directed, including travel to assigned events.
  • Perform detailed history and physical examinations and develop appropriate management plans
  • Prepare orders and prescribe medications.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic labs, radiologic studies, ancillary testing.
  • Effectively communicate clinical information and follow up plans to patients.
  • Perform diagnostic, therapeutic and minor surgical procedures including but not limited to: suturing, incision/drainage, and joint injection.
  • Perform pre-participation evaluation and screening of student-athletes
  • Provide prompt, effective, and coordinated emergency care for acute injuries
  • Provide nutrition education and enhancement
  • Provide initial evaluation of primary care related mental health concerns
  • Make return-to-play decisions for all student-athlete conditions
  • Maintain a safe environment for student-athletes to include independent decision-making involving their ability to safely return to play following an injury and/or illness and communicate participation status with the appropriate personnel.
  • Provide written and/or verbal reports to administration, Student-Athlete Health and Welfare personnel, physicians, coaching personnel, and other pertinent individuals, within the limitations of FERPA and other applicable laws, as needed and/or requested
  • Extend the knowledge of clinicians at UHS by providing consultation service for complex patients
  • Maintain compliance with billing and coding practices.
  • Advise and educate patients about diet, hygiene, normal growth, prevention of disease, risk factor reduction, and other dimensions of wellness.
  • Assist in the appropriate referral of patients to both internal and external resources, including emergency care.
  • Respond in a timely manner to nursing concerns/requests.
  • Collaborate with other health care providers/clinicians to coordinate clinical care.
  • Maintain accurate and timely patient documentation in compliance with SAHW and UHS policies and procedures.
  • Provide timely and effective communication of patient needs to internal and external care providers.
  • Complete regular peer review activities.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Assure patient safety and satisfaction.
  • Utilize new improvements and/or technologies that relate to job assignments.
  • Work effectively with and serve as a clinical resource for UHS and Student Life colleagues.

Administrative – 20%

  • Attend staff meetings at UHS and Athletics
  • Indirect patient care via the patient portal and phone calls

Required Qualifications*

  • Graduation M.D./D.O. from an accredited medical school
  • Full, unrestricted license (or license-eligible) as a physician in the State of Michigan
  • Board certified in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, or other comparable training program
  • Completion of an accredited sports medicine fellowship program
  • Current Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Possession of a State and Federal Narcotics and Controlled Substance license
  • Clinical experience working with young and emerging adults in a university setting
  • Current BLS & ACLS certification
  • Compliance and understanding of Big Ten Conference and NCAA rules
  • Expert clinical skills in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and overall management of commonly acquired athletic injuries and common medical conditions and illnesses seen in the collegiate student-athlete population.
  • Familiarity with strength and conditioning principles, mental health and performance psychology principles, performance nutrition principles, and performance science applications;

Desired Qualifications*

  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant clinical experience as a sports medicine physician at the collegiate or professional level
  • Experience with office-based surgical procedures
  • Experience in office-based orthopedic care
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Flexible and collaborative working style
  • Experience with contraception education / prescriptions, including emergency contraception
  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual skills

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE:  Actual salary commensurate with education, experience and equity factors.

Position Criteria:

  • Must be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, coaches, student-athletes, physicians, and other allied health personnel;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work long hours, including early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, non-traditional work hours, extended periods of time without days off, travel, and be on-call as a regular part of the position
  • Proven ability to multi-task, work independently, prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner.

 Work schedule

Shift/Hours: Variable, primarily daytime hours but evening and weekends expected for game and practice coverage and cross-coverage. Three weeks of UHS call per year.

Locations: Athletic Medicine offices, University Health Service and, various game and practice locations

Physical requirements

Ability to move and transport heavy objects, able to maintain a static position for extended periods of time, work in various environmental conditions, and assist injured individuals on / off playing surfaces

Direct reports

Opportunities may arise to supervise fellows from the Michigan Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship program

Additional Information

The opportunity for an adjunct faculty position with the UM Department of Family Medicine may be available depending on interest and credentials.



U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.