Sports Medicine Fellowship


The University of South Alabama is a major university located in Mobile, Alabama. Home to the Jaguars , the University has just completed construction of a new field house for activities associated with its athletic teams. A member of the Sunbelt Conference, the Jags have sent representative teams to the NCAA and NIT in basketball, and are a perennial baseball contender. There are approximately 300 students on scholarship.

Our Sports Medicine Fellowship combines NCAA Division 1 Sports coverage with experiences evaluating and treating patients with varied musculoskeletal complaints. The fellow participates in coverage of University of South Alabama’s sporting events throughout the year ranging from football and men's and woman's basketball to golf and woman's softball. Our fellowship director, Dr. Mike Linder, as well as USA Family Medicine alumni, Dr. Andy Harcourt, function as the Team Physicians. The fellow also evaluates and treats patients from all walks of life with musculoskeletal conditions in the Primary Care Sports Medicine Clinic. Additionally, the fellow works with sports medicine trained orthopedists in the office and on the sidelines at the high school and college level.

Mobile is a sporting town. It is the home of 2 major 10K races (The Azalea Trail run and The Senior Bowl 10K), a half- and full marathon (First Light), and an LPGA golf tournament. There are a number of great golf courses in the area, including the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Additionally, we are home to the Mobile Bay Bears (Class AA San Diego Padres affiliate) and 2 football bowl games (the Senior Bowl and the GMAC Bowl). Aside from running and golfing, residents of Mobile enjoy a variety of water related sports including sailing and beach related activities. The Sports Medicine fellow also covers some of these fun local events.

We participate in the Sports Medicine match.