Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Learn more about residencies and fellowships at the University of South Alabama and life on the Gulf Coast.


The USA Health Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in Mobile, Alabama, is a one-year ACGME-accredited program open to physicians who have completed residency training in pediatrics, emergency medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, med-peds or family medicine. We accept one fellow per year through the Sports Medicine match.  

Fellows will receive training in the diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal injuries, common illnesses seen in athletes and concussions through a variety of experiences.  

Fellows will care for athletes at the high school and Division I and II collegiate level at sporting events, and for local endurance and performing arts events, working closely with athletic training staff and supervised by sports medicine physicians and orthopaedic surgery attendings. Our department currently acts as team doctors for the University of South Alabama, Spring Hill College, Mobile County Public Schools and Mobile Ballet. Fellows also will participate in medical coverage for the area’s only concussion center and for local endurance events. 

In the clinical setting, fellows will learn advanced diagnostic and interventional skills using ultrasound as well as ultrasound-guided procedures. Our clinics also provide platelet-rich plasma injections and nerve ablation procedures. 

Completion of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship offers the privilege of sitting for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.  

Apply for the sports medicine fellowship through this application. 


▼   Program Faculty

Peter Rippey, M.D., CAQSM 

Peter Rippey, M.D., CAQSM 
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine 
Fellowship Program Director 


Sarah McMullin, M.D., CAQSM 

Sarah McMullin, M.D., CAQSM 
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 
Associate Fellowship Program Director 


▼   Fellows

Addison Cook, M.D.

Addison Cook, M.D.
Sports Medicine Fellow



▼   Contact Us

Program Director: Peter Rippey, M.D., CAQSM  
Associate Program Director: Sarah McMullin, M.D., CAQSM 
Program Coordinator: Stacey Hartman - 
Address: 1601 Center St., 2N, Mobile, AL 36604 
Telephone: (251) 434-3484 • Fax: (251) 434-3495