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Primary Care Sports Medicine Applicant Information

Letter from the Program Director

 Dr. W. Hunter Garrett, Fellowship Program Director

“As a University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Chattanooga Family Medicine Residency Graduate, I am proud to be a part of this new Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship for our campus.

My passion for learning myself and educating new physicians will continue, and I look forward to guiding fellows and future colleagues toward their passion. Our robust faculty will guide non-surgical treatments in an ever-evolving, patient-driven field of medicine. Each fellow will be encouraged to develop themselves as a physician, leader, and educator. This will help patients and teams excel at their goals.

Personally, I enjoy my spending time with my wife and two young children. I also spend time enjoying the outdoors, especially with golf and serving in other roles throughout the Chattanooga community. Chattanooga has been a blessing since moving here in 2016. From the mountain to the river to waterfront activities and great restaurants, Chattanooga is a great place to spend spare time during fellowship. With the help of UTHSC College of Medicine - Chattanooga and Erlanger, I look forward to growing our fellowship to be a staple in our College of Medicine and our area community.”


W. Hunter Garrett, MD
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Director
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Important Applicant Information

Applicants should apply to the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship via the AAMC's Electronic Application Service (ACGME Program #: 1274712171). Applications should be submitted through ERAS no later than December 14, 2023, in order to schedule an interview. Applicants who have or will have graduated three-year ACGME-accredited residency programs in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics before July 1, 2024, will be considered. All applicants should have already passed the USMLE Steps 1, 2 CK and CS, and the Step 3 examination before beginning our program.

The Fellowship Program is also participating in the NRMP Sports Medicine Fellowship Match.  The NRMP Program # is: 1689127F0.

Individuals selected as Fellows will be compensated at the PGY-4 level of training and will be employees of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Chattanooga. Benefits will also be provided by the University in accordance with University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Chattanooga GME Institutional Policies.

Interviews will be conducted in December 2023 before the December 20 rank list deadline. Please contact the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Coordinator, Elizabeth Eaves at for any questions once you have submitted your application via ERAS. 

Our program and the Chattanooga have lots to offer qualified applicants. We hope you will strongly consider our us for this next part of your GME Training. Thank you!

Dec 12, 2023