PM&R Sports Med prep


New Member
May 2, 2016
    Hi all,

    I'm currently applying/interviewing for PM&R and am interested in pursuing a PM&R (FM would be ok) Sports Med fellowship. However, this could change if I fall in love with SCI, pain, etc or just get tired and want to work.

    Question I have is: What should I be looking for in a residency program in order to set myself for success to match in a SM fellowship? This would help me (a little bit) ranking the programs. If I should not base anything on this then just say so lol.

    Things I already took in consideration:
    - Sports coverage in the community (professional sports > NCAA > high school [most are high school])
    - In-house fellowship (obviously not all programs have a PM&R fellowship, some don't have any)
    - MSK / outpatient exposure (some programs are more inpatient heavy...etc)
    - Opportunities for procedures
    - Reputation of program and their residents obtaining desired fellowships (most literally just say their residents match well)
    - Research


    15+ Year Member
    Aug 14, 2006
    1. Attending Physician
      I would say the most important thing to get an interview is to demonstrate a vested interest in sports.

      Zaremski, Jason L., et al. "Identifiable Factors Associated With Acceptance Into Sports Medicine Fellowship Programs. A Brief Report." Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine (2018).
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