Sports Medicine Physician (Team Physician) - Primary Care and Student Health - Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC

Position Summary:

Sports Medicine Physician (Team Physician) – Primary Care and Student Health – Washington, D.C.

About Us:
Georgetown University is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University with nearly 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Student Health Center is a department of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital serving the students of Georgetown University. Our physicians provide high-quality urgent and primary care to our students in support of the core mission of cura personalis—care for the whole person. Georgetown University Athletics is an NCAA Division 1 athletics program with over 700 athletes and 26 varsity sports.

This position is as an embedded primary care physician dedicated to the health and wellness of student athletes. This is a full-time position with 50/50 split between primary care in athletics and sports medicine for general student population at the Student Health Center.

The incumbent will be a MedStar employee and credentialed as clinical staff of the MedStar Georgetown Student Health Center. The physician will also be able to moonlight in  MedStar Urgent Care as desired for extra compensation. The position reports to the Medical Director of the MedStar Georgetown Student Health Center, a department of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Our Mission:
Cura personalis—care for the whole person

This is the Georgetown University motto, but it is also the abiding principal of our Sports Medicine department. If you would like to work with gifted athletes in a setting that lives the care for the whole person from coach to athletic director to school president, this is the place for you.

This job has two primary components: to serve as primary care provider for student athletes at Georgetown University and to serve as a sports medicine consultant within the student health center.
  • 50% of time will be allotted to work within the Georgetown University Athletics Department caring for student athletes in the athletic training room, physician game coverage, developing and implementing protocols, serving as a resource for all athletic trainers providing care for student athletes, and collaborating with other University staff in overseeing the health and wellness of student athletes.
  • 50% of time will be spent in clinic consultation for musculoskeletal, concussion, and other sports medicine needs of the general student population at the Student Health Center, as well as medical oversight of athletic training and health policies for the Club Sports program within the Division of Student Affairs.

Responsibilities include:
  • Serving as the team physician while being a role model for professionalism and following an evidence-based medicine approach to care.
  • Serving as team physician for any conference or NCAA tournaments hosted by Georgetown Athletics, which includes overseeing the coverage and emergency action plans of the university.
  • Determining clearance status for all athletes participating in Georgetown athletics.
  • Serving as an advocate for the health and well-being of student athletes
  • Collaborating with athletic trainers, Strength and Conditioning staff, nutritionist, and Director of Sports Psychology in their work with student athletes.
  • Conducting a primary care clinic to manage or assist in referral to specialists for all the healthcare needs of student athletes.
  • Participating in training for all sports medicine staff in emergency action plans and evidence-based guidelines for care of athletes.
  • Helping with review and revising health protocols and procedures for the athletics department.

  • Candidate must be a board-certified/board-eligible Primary Care Sports Medicine-trained Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine physician, preferably with experience working in college medicine.
  • Excellent clinical skills and an interest in the health care and development of the college-aged population.
  • Preference for a candidate with 2 years of post-fellowship experience working in Sports Medicine.

This is a full-time, 12-month career that offers a salary commensurate with experience, plus eligibility for incentive bonuses. You will appreciate working with a collaborative organization that values your opinions and respects your desire for balance in life and work. You will be part of MedStar Health, which combines the very best aspects of academic medicine, research, and innovation with a complete spectrum of clinical services.

Join us and you'll enjoy:
  • 30 days paid time off and 7 federal holidays
  • Regular hours and shared pager call schedule
  • 5 days of paid CME leave and CME allowance
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid malpractice insurance
  • Retirement plan – 403-B with 3% employer match
  • Moonlighting opportunities in urgent care centers
  • Teaching opportunities with Sports Medicine fellows

Be a part of a nationally-recognized health system and the largest provider of health services in the Baltimore/Washington region. With our vast resources and capabilities at your disposal, you can expand your clinical expertise. Enjoy a rich career and a quality of life unique to the mid-Atlantic region, which features a mix of urban, suburban, and rural communities.

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar Medical Group offers a uniquely rewarding career in a major marketplace. Shape your future in health care in the kind of setting that's right for you and your practice. Become part of an organization that welcomes your experience, input, and leadership—as a clinician and healthcare expert.

Be the provider you were meant to be, here at MedStar Health.

We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from 3rd party recruiters/search firms.

Why join MedStar Medical Group?

We are a progressive, forward-thinking organization that enables you to define your own future—by region, specialty, or professional interest. We are also among the nation’s 15 largest medical groups, with the resources of highly respected MedStar Health behind us. We are collaborative, too. Your input and opinions concerning quality of patient care, your practice and this organization truly matter. You’ll also find balance here. We work hard, but we also value our personal lives and pursuits beyond the workplace. If you want an exciting career that is always challenging, always rewarding, apply now.

MedStar Medical Group is an equal opportunity employer.