Sports Medicine Fellowship

The Sports Medicine Fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited program designed to train individuals in the management of problems experienced by athletes and those who exercise.

The curriculum includes devoted time in the Sports Medicine Center, the Family Health Center and management of Division I and II NCAA athletes in the training room, as well as on the sidelines. The fellows also work directly with athletic trainers and coaches in providing on-going care of high school athletes and on-site presence for practice and competitive sporting events.

The fellows undergo a longitudinal experience in the offices of private sports medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeons, rotations with physical therapy and MSK radiology, as well as an initial experience in cadaver dissection at the Medical School anatomy laboratory.

Weekly educational didactic seminars focus on research concepts, sports medicine conditions and specific problems not commonly encountered in a one-year fellowship program. A combined didactic with Children’s Mercy PCSM fellowship occurs regularly. A monthly journal club reviews recent articles that emphasize research methodology and timely clinical relevance. Radiology conference highlights educational musculoskeletal cases. Additional experiences can be arranged with approval.

Weekly Schedule

  • 4 half days Primary Care Sports Medicine Clinic
  • 2 half days orthopedic clinic
  • 1 to 2 half days UMKC or UCM athletic training room
  • 1 half day primary specialty clinic
  • 1 half day administrative time

All fellows are expected to present sports medicine lectures for resident and medical student education as well as attend a national sports medicine meeting. Each fellow is encouraged to present posters, publish academic manuscripts and participate in original clinical research.

Fellow Selection

Two fellows per year are accepted from applicants who completed Family Med, Internal Med or Pediatric U.S. residency. Please apply to the Sports Medicine fellowship through ERAS #1272813107 by September 30. While applications will be accepted, interviews may be offered prior to that date. ERAS and UMKC requirements are listed in the Application Criteria Document. Please note that UMKC does not sponsor H1B visas. Please contact us with any questions about required application materials.

Application Deadline:  September 30

Compensation  AY  2022-23      $ 63,923.03

Kathy Crawford
Fellowship Coordinator

Current Sports Medicine Fellows

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Sports Medicine at TMC Lakewood

The UMKC Sports Medicine Fellowship is the oldest still active ACGME certified primary care sports medicine program in Missouri and operates from the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center at TMC Lakewood.

The Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center provides comprehensive musculoskeletal care and addresses medical concerns related to exercise. The physicians evaluate acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, provide non-surgical fracture management and perform joint injections. We use a multidisciplinary approach to guide concussion treatment. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is used diagnostically and for injections.

The Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center coordinates appropriate rehabilitation programs with the Physical Therapy Department and collaborates with other musculoskeletal healthcare providers as needed.

The Sports Medicine Center also provides care to patients in our Exercise is Medicine Clinic. We believe that by promoting and educating patients on the benefits of exercise we can increase the physical activity and health of our community. Our knowledge of exercise and musculoskeletal conditions allows us to uniquely help patients overcome barriers and become more physically active.

Sporting Event Coverage


The medical staff for the Sports Medicine Fellowship program provides coverage of sports activities at the amateur, high school, collegiate, Olympic and professional levels.

  • Team physicians for the University of Missouri – Kansas City Kangaroos NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletics Program.
  • Medical care to athletes in the Lee’s Summit High School athletic programs including on-site medical coverage for Lee’s Summit North and Lee’s Summit West sporting events.
  • Fellows provide medical care for the University of Central Missouri Mules football team, a highly competitive NCAA Division II program in Warrensburg, MO in conjunction with the UCM team physician staff.
  • Medical coverage for the Hospital Hill Run
  • Medical coverage for the Kansas City Marathon
  • Medical coverage for the Great American Gymnastics Express (GAGE) and Dragon Gymnastics including the yearly Dragon Invitational national gymnastics meet
    • GAGE athletes have included U.S. National team members and Olympic medal winners
  • Medical coverage for USA Volleyball events

Sports Ultrasound

Sports Ultrasound, both therapeutic and diagnostic, has become a staple in our sports medicine center and as part of our fellowship training. Fellows are instructed on ultrasound basics and begin their MSK ultrasound curriculum within the first week of fellowship. Our ultrasound curriculum is frontloaded in order to get our fellows comfortable with handling the machine as soon as possible, but a comprehensive longitudinal curriculum is integrated throughout the year. Observed hands-on training is supplemented by lectures, cadaver labs, assigned readings, text books and certification exam practice questions. Additionally, our fellows have benefited in the past by taking our ultrasound machine home with them for practice sessions, which we encourage. This year both of our fellows performed enough ultrasound exams during their fellowship year to sit for the MSK U.S. certification exam through the ARMDS and plan to add the RMSK certification.

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Research and Scholarly Activity

There is a research curriculum in place to help guide our fellows in completion of a scholarly project during their fellowship year. Research participation is required and is a crucial piece in helping fellows prepare for their future careers. Faculty will help guide your proposals and projects throughout the year, and help fellows prepare for presenting and publishing their findings.

Fellows are also expected to present a case at a national meeting during their fellowship year. Faculty are available to help guide fellows through selecting, writing the abstract, and presenting these at the end of the year.

Sports Medicine In Action!

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Meg Gibson, MD, FAMSSM – Program Director

  • Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Program Director, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Fellow of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
  • Head Team Physician, University of Missouri-Kansas City NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletic Program
  • Team Physician for KC NWSL (KC professional women’s soccer team)
  • Department of Orthopedics, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City
  • Medical Director, Kansas City Marathon
  • Medical Director, Hospital Hill Run
  • United States Ski & Snowboard Physician
  • USA Volleyball FIVB Physician
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Family Medicine Residency, St. Margaret Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, St. Margaret Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine
  • Subspecialty Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • Certified ImPACT Consultant

Kevin Gray, MD – Assistant Professor

  • Faculty, University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Team Physician, University of Missouri-Kansas City NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletic Program
  • USA Boxing Physician
  • 6 year BA/MD, University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Family Medicine Residency, University Health Lakewood Medical Center, University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, University Health Lakewood Medical Center, University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine
  • Fellowship Trained in Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

Rachel V Sachs, DO, CAQ SM

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine Department, UMKC
  • Medical Degree: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2015
  • Residency: Penn State Health St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency, Reading PA, 2018
  • Fellowship: Larkin Hospital Sports Medicine Fellowship, Miami FL, 2019
  • Member: AMSSM and AOASM
  • ICIR 2 Certified
  • Women’s Premier League Rugby: Medical Director

Drew Glover, MD – Clinical Faculty


David Glover, MD – Clinical Faculty