Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

Program Director: Dr. James Andrews, MD
Asst. Fellowship Director: Dr. Roger Ostrander, MD

Under the direction of world-renowned Dr. James Andrews, the Orthopaedic Sport Medicine fellowship program focuses on providing top-level education and training, placing emphasis on developing the necessary decision-making and surgical skills required in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. The graduated fellows will also be proficient in all six ACGME core competencies, research, and the ability to present and train other Sports medicine professionals. Unaccredited positions receive the same training as accredited; however, unaccredited fellows are ineligible to sit for their CAQ in sports medicine.

Our Mission
To educate orthopaedic surgeons on the medical and musculoskeletal problems unique athletes at all levels of participation and to graduate physicians who will become advancers in the specialty of orthopaedic sports medicine while providing the highest quality and safest patient care possible,

Duration: 12 months

Positions: 4 ACGME accredited, 3 non-accredited*

*Non-accredited fellows will receive the same curriculum, rotation schedule, and sports coverage assignments.  Non-accredited fellows are ineligible to sit for the ABOS CAQ examination.

  • Prepare fellow(s) for competency in a wide variety of procedures for sports medicine.
  • Provide opportunities in comprehensive sports coverage with opportunities to care for elite athletes.
  • Fellows are proficient in all six ACGME core competencies.
  • Fellows are confident in decision-making and surgical skills, including establishing treatment algorithms and performing necessary surgical interventions.
  • Fellows balance high volume clinical/surgical experiences, team coverage, and various research/educational opportunities.
  • Fellows become life-long learners and continue to advance medicine through research, publications, and teaching.
  • Weekly didactic conferences
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Quarterly Grand Rounds
  • Professional Development lectures
  • Primary and Secondary research project assignments, including manuscript submission of at least one
  • Cadaver labs, averaging quarterly
  • High school team physician responsibilities
  • Collegiate team physician responsibilities
  • Saturday morning injury clinics
  • Andrews Institute annual pre-participation physical
  • Physicals for college and high school teams
  • Salary: $50,000 annually
  • Benefits include medical, dental, and health insurance options (effective date is first day of fellowship). Options for additional coverages (disability, hospitalization, life) and/or dependent coverage is available. Benefits available can be found here. *Health, Dental and Vision benefits effective first day of employment.
  • Professional liability insurance is provided at no cost to the fellow.
  • Parental time, sick time, and leaves of absences are permitted as required by ACGME and Federal Law.
  • No set amount of paid time off – the program allows for doctor’s appointments, bereavement, Jury Duty, mental health appointments.
  • Due to the short duration of the fellowship program, there is not a set amount of vacation time allowed.
  • Only ACGME-accredited positions are eligible for the Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
  • Graduate Medical Education Policies
  • Sample contracts can be found here.

Applications and documents are submitted through SFMatch for consideration for our program. The SFMatch and our program requires the following materials:

Please submit your application for the AREF Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship through the SF Match Program: sfmatch.org

Program ID #4418 accredited or #4417 non-accredited

The SF Match requires the following documents:

  • Completed and signed Central Application Service (CAS) application forms
  • distribution list and payment
  • USMLE scores
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • Updated CV (please see SF Match format)

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship


Please direct inquiries to: Ashley Mixson, GME Director, at Ashley.Mixson@andrewsref.org

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