Sports Medicine Fellowship – Welcome

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in our Sports Medicine Fellowship program!

These are exciting times for the health science center at UT Tyler! While the health science center is ever growing and expanding the scope of medical education, the NCAA has also announced the university’s advancement to Division II. A fundamental aspect of this change is a well-supported vision to provide comprehensive Sports Medicine care to our UT Tyler Patriots and all athletes throughout Tyler and the surrounding region.

We are proud to have received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for our sports medicine fellowship program and will be welcoming our first two fellows for the 2022-2023 academic year. Although our program is new, we are not new to sports medicine. The UT Tyler sports medicine department is led by a team of experienced, fellowship-trained physicians and we will be collaborating with specialists across the region to offer a well-rounded, multidisciplinary learning experience for our fellows.

Fellows will stay busy as the East Texas region lends itself well to year-around opportunities to engage in sports and recreational activities. As a fellow, you will cover sideline events for UT Tyler, local high schools and community sporting events. The UT Tyler Patriots are well known for being fierce competitors. Having secured 11 national championship titles and numerous other athletic successes, the Patriots are eager to face their division II competition. East Texas is also home to many professional athletes and our high school athletes are heavily recruited by major division I schools from across the country including the power five programs.

When not at work, engage in the local community and enjoy all that the Tyler area has to offer. This is a very family-friendly area with wonderful people. Explore the biking and walking trails, numerous lakes, excellent food and the largest rose garden in the United States. Take advantage of affordable housing, multiple schooling options and easy access to travel with close proximity to the Dallas, Shreveport and Houston metro areas.

To learn more about your experience as a health science center fellow, check out the tabs on the left. Again, thank you for your interest. We look forward to reviewing your application soon!


Rebecca Peebles, DO, CAQSM, FAAFP
Program Director

R. Michael Galbraith, DO, CCFP (SEM), Dip Sport Med
Associate Program Director

Dr. Peebles at the finish line of the Ironman race.
Dr. Galbraith backcountry skiing in Canada.


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