Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

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

What is an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellow?

A fellow is an orthopaedic surgeon who is fully licensed and board eligible. These individuals are selected from over 100 qualified graduates of top orthopaedic surgery residency programs nationwide to participate in our 12 month Fellowship Program. Fellows are important members of the team dedicated to the care of patients with injuries of both upper and lower extremities. Weekly clinics, arthroscopic procedures, open surgical treatment, and research requirements form the core responsibilities of our Fellowship Program. Other activities include weekly conferences on the latest techniques and information in orthopaedic sports medicine.

Our Mission:
The goal of our fellowship program is to provide top-level education and training, placing emphasis on developing the necessary decision-making and surgical skills required in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

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.

Ensure fellows, within their one year of training, are confident and competent in the on the medical and musculoskeletal problems unique to all athletes at all levels of participation, graduating the program to become advancers in the subspecialty of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, while providing the highest quality and safest patient care possible.

  • 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, Fellowship Manager at Ashley.Mixson@andrewsref.org

Thanks to our sponsors!