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Discussion in 'Orthopaedic Surgery' started by RySerr21, May 29, 2008.

  1. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna 7+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Hey all! This is my first time posting in the orthopedic forum. I'll be applying to DO/MD programs this summer 2009 entry. I've been in love w/ ortho for quite some time, specifically the sports medicine aspect. I know there are other ways to get into sports medicine, one of them being a family practice residenc with a sports medicine fellowship, but i've heard it just ends up beign a waste of a year and its hard to find a sports medicine affiliated job. Does that apply to ortho as well? I know ortho is super competitive as far as residency....but what about the competitiveness for sports medicine fellowships??

    My dream job would be an orthopedic surgeon for the san francisco 49ers or maybe even the US rugby team. I dunno tho, i've heard being a doc for a sports team is pretty insane as far as work hours...more so than usual...any thoughts on this?? I've always wondered how peopel end up landing jobs like it about connections?? If I wanted to land a job with the 9ers, would it be wise to try to go to med school or residency in the bay area???? Do they have fellowships specifically that work with teams??

    thanks for all the info!!
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  3. BeachBlondie

    BeachBlondie Put some tussin on it! 7+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2008
    No one responded?

  4. Tired

    Tired Fading away 7+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    This person has questions about (1) Sports Medicine Fellowships, and (2) job options in a super-niche market.

    I can't possibly imagine why a forum for Orthopaedic Surgeons and Residents wouldn't have a million responses . . . :laugh:
  5. NPR

    NPR 2+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2008

    It would be wise to email the team doctor first and bug him with a ton of questions.

    And then it would be wise to get cozy with the team owner. Those types of jobs are "given". You don't "land" them.
  6. Ashers

    Ashers Bacteria? Don't exist. Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Apr 5, 2006
    Land of Entrapment
    And since the guy's still a premed, he's got a lot of time in which to accomplish this.

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