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Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Match Program​

Along with other orthopaedic subspecialties, sports medicine participates in the single orthopaedic fellowship match, which is administered by SF Match. ​

The Match utilizes the Centralized Application Service (CAS) that allows applicants to complete one application that can be distributed to any participating program across all sub-specialties. Applications sent directly to fellowship programs will not be accepted. ​

Applicants wishing to participate in the Match must register directly with SF Match. All applicants must also abide by the AAOS Board of Specialties (BOS) Fellowship Committee Code of Conduct, Sports Medicine Match Agreement and SF Match Rules.

SF Match Timeline

The match opens in early August of each year, with Match Day the following April. Training begins on August 1 the following year.


AOSSM supports in-person interviews, with virtual interviews to be made available for extenuating circumstances such as health reasons, military commitment, etc. Interviews are scheduled based on regional windows.

Region2023-2024 Interview Window


January 1 - January 6​


January 7 – January 27​


January 28 – February 17​


February 18 - March 9​


March 10 – March 30​

Frequently Asked Questions​

Get answers to common questions about the Match​

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