Sports Medicine Fellowships

AOSSM offers a wide variety of resources before, during and after sports medicine fellowship training, including:

The Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy Match

For the 2016 Match through SF Match (, there was notable participation from the orthopaedic sports medicine programs with 91 of 94 ACGME-accredited programs participating in the Match with a total of 227 positions. There were 227 applicant registrations and 83% of registrants submitted a rank list. 80% of all programs’ positions were filled, lower than 89% of positions filled in the 2015 Match. Conversely, the Match yielded positive results for the applicants with 97% of those who submitted a rank list matched to a program. The Match remains highly appealing for residents, as 68% of all applicants received their 1st or 2nd choice in fellowship programs this year.

Fellows Exam

The AOSSM Fellows Exam was developed to assist fellowship programs in identifying strengths and weaknesses in their fellows’ orthopaedic sports medicine clinical and practice management areas. This is a valuable tool for fellowship programs to use during training and for fellows to prepare for the subspecialty exam. The pretest and posttest exams are designed for both fellows and the programs to assess the status of education and learning during the fellowship year.

Fellows Resource Center

The AOSSM Fellows Resource Center is a one-stop shop for all current orthopaedic sports medicine fellows to access the latest AOSSM resources, including Online Meetings, AJSM, OJSM and Sports Health.

ACGME Information

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is a private, non-profit organization that reviews and accredits graduate medical education (residency and fellowship) programs, and the institutions that sponsor them, in the United States. The mission of the ACGME is to improve health care and population health by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians' education through accreditation.

Additional Resources and Helpful Links

Optimize your fellowship experience with these links to additional resources and other organizations.