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Sports Medicine Fellowship

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Andrew D. Pearle, MD, Chief, Sports Medicine Institute
Riley J. Williams III, MD, Fellowship Director

Duration: 1 year (August 1–July 31)
Stipend: $103,880.85 per annum/benefits (subsidized housing also available)
Positions: 7 ACGME-Accredited
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College
Contact: Jeff Jean-Pierre, 212.606.1556, jeanpierrej@hss.edu

Goals and Characteristics

The goal is to offer the fellow clinical experience in the recognition and management of athletic injuries. The fellow gains broad exposure to sports medicine, from injury prevention strategies to injury evaluation to diagnosis to restoration of function through rehabilitation or surgical means. Arthroscopy of multiple joints is a large component of the fellowship. The fellow gains broad exposure to arthroscopic and open procedures in the shoulder, knee, ankle, and elbow. The fellow is exposed to athletic coverage at the professional, collegiate, and high school level. The attending staff serves as team physicians for professional football, baseball, and basketball teams, including the NY Giants, Rangers, Knicks, Nets, NY Liberty, and Red Bulls. We also provide medical care to athletes in Olympic sports.

There is a formal education process consisting of weekly conferences and didactic teaching. An arthroscopy teaching lab exists for our fellows for advanced surgical training. They also function as instructors in the laboratory for residents. The fellow is required to participate in research projects, and opportunity for both clinical and basic science research is available. The fellows also get subsidized for travel to two educational meetings a year.

Our Sports Medicine fellowship parallels the mission at Hospital for Special Surgery of patient care, education, and research.

ACGME, AOSSM, and AANA accredit this fellowship

Application Information

Application Deadline: November 1, 2023
Interview Invitation: December 1, 2023
Interview Date: February 2, 2024

The Sports Medicine fellowship program is accredited by ACGME for seven positions per year. The next available positions are for the 2025–2026 academic year. The program will fill all seven ACGME-accredited positions via the San Francisco Matching Program (SF Match). Register for the SF Match and apply to our program.

The Sports Medicine fellowship program at HSS abides by all of the policies set by the SF Match and by the AOSSM regarding fellowship selection.

Application Process

The Sports Medicine fellowship program at HSS accepts applications via the Central Application Service (CAS). Register with SF Match and complete the CAS application. SFMP will then send the application to HSS electronically.

Information for foreign medical graduates (FMGs): FMGs are eligible to apply for one of the seven accredited positions via the SF Match. In addition, the program offers on International Fellowship position per year. The next available International Fellowship Position is for the 2025–2026 academic year. The International Fellowship position is an unpaid position, and it is not accredited.

Applications for the International Fellowship Program must be submitted via the SF Match. If you are interested in being considered for the international position, please send an email to jeanpierrej@hss.edu, in addition to submitting your application via the SF Match.

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