Medical Residency & Education

Sports Medicine Fellowship

The Sports Medicine Fellowship produces primary care physicians who excel in treating patients with musculoskeletal problems, along with other medical problems related to athletics and exercise. Additionally, the Sports Medicine Fellow designs and completes a primary research project in sports medicine and is responsible for teaching the sports medicine curriculum to the Montana Family Medicine Residents. Click here to see application and requirements.

MFMR Sports Medicine

Why Choose Us?

  • Ultrasound dedicated to Fellow to take home and use as needed for practice and in training rooms
  • Montana Family Medicine Residency has four ultrasounds including a new Venue 50 and V-scan
  • High volume ultrasound guided injection curriculum
  • Collaborative relationships between orthopedic and primary Sports Medicine faculty
  • High level of autonomy and scheduling flexibility offering time to pursue personal interests within sports medicine
  • 100 percent pass rate on American Board of Family Medicine Certificates of Added Qualifications exam
  • Close proximity to Red Lodge, Montana, wilderness areas, Yellowstone National Park and ski resorts
  • Opportunities to teach residents, medical students, and athletic training students without burdening schedule
  • Plenty of opportunities, plus a very reasonable work-life balance and the ability to enjoy Montana

Your Experience

Team Coverage:

  • Fellow is primary Sports Medicine physician for NCAA Division II and NAIA athletics
  • Professional sports opportunities with Billings Mustangs, a minor league affiliate of Cincinnati RedsSkye Heston Mustang sign CHOSEN IMG_1847

Mass Event Coverage:

  • State wrestling tournament
  • Peaks to Prairies Adventure Race
  • High school football games
  • Heart and Sole Run (3,000 participants. Fellow is medical director)
  • NAIA national volleyball tournaments


  • Opportunity for ski medicine and skiing in Big Sky, Montana
  • Opportunity to rotate in Helena, Montana, with Dr. Phillip Steele, one of the nation’s leading experts in ultrasound medicine


  • Attend and present at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, (AMSSM), with encouragement to attend the Advanced U/S course
  • Attend AMSSM Fellows Conference
  • Magic City Sports Medicine Conference
  • Presenter at Annual Meeting of the Montana Association of Family Physicians


In addition to the comprehensive benefits package, other benefits extended to our Fellow include:

  • Generous travel reimbursement
  • Time away for conferences
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Benefits of living in Billings

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To Apply:

You can apply here.

Names to Know:

Faculty and surgeons involved with the Fellowship curriculum include:

James S. Elliott, MD -Ortho MT surgeon

Steven J. Klepps, MD-Ortho MT surgeon

Ben J. Phipps, MD, CSCS-Sports Medicine Fellowship Director and Ortho MT Physician

Roger Bentley-Ortho MT surgeon