Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
The goal of the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Hoag Orthopedic Institute
is to train up to two board eligible orthopaedic surgeons in the basic
science, research, clinical, surgical, and rehabilitative techniques as
it pertains to the field of sports medicine. The fellows will be educated
to be able to handle difficult and complicated sports medicine cases,
both operatively and nonoperatively, and have a background in the treatment
of unique problems related to high level athletic activities.
TEAM COVERAGE AND TRAINING ROOMS
The fellows will participate in the care of professional, collegiate, and
high school athletes. The Hoag Orthopedics faculty serve as team physicians
for professional NFL team the Los Angeles Chargers, the USA Olympic Volleyball,
Diving, and Gymnastics teams. As well as, Cal State Fullerton, Chapman
University, Santa Ana College, University of California, Irvine, Vanguard
University, and more than ten local private and public high schools. The
faculty also have clinical affiliations with six additional colleges and
universities. The fellows have access to training and locker rooms, and
are typically allowed to make the first evaluation and review findings
with the team physician, who is also in attendance.
SCHEDULE, CALL & COVERAGE
The fellow rotation schedule is broken into four 12-week blocks. During
each block, the Fellow will be paired with one Attending for six weeks,
then another. This rotation schedule allows for concentrated clinical
and surgical experience with each faculty. The fellow will spend up to
two days in the clinic and up to three days in the operating room. Every
surgical case is performed one-on-one with the teaching faculty. The fellow
takes no call. Currently, the faculty to fellow ratio is 12:1.
Fellows are responsible for completing at least one research project during
their year. One half to one full day per week is allotted for protected
research time. The fellows have access to a team of three clinical research
coordinators, one clinical research assistant, one clinical data coordinator,
and a statistician to assist them with their research needs. The fellows
are expected achieve the goal of presenting their abstracts at a national
meeting and ultimately publication in a peer reviewed orthopaedic journal.
Fellows will present their research at a symposium held by Hoag Orthopedics
at the end of the year.
EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
- Core Curriculum Lecture – Every Friday
- Journal Club – 2nd Monday of the month
- Research Conference – 1st Friday of every month
- Grand Rounds – 2nd Friday of every month
- Morbidity & Mortality Conference – 3rd Friday of every month
SALARY, VACATION, AND TRAVEL
Fellows are paid at the PGY-6 level including benefits, and receive two
weeks of paid vacation. In addition, travel accommodations and reimbursements
are granted for the Fellow to attend either the AAOS or AOSSM annual meetings.
The Hoag Orthopedic Institute Sports Medicine Fellowship program is ACGME
There are two (2) positions available for the 2025-2026 fellowship year.
1 year (August 1st – July 31st)
Hoag Orthopedic Institute's Sports Medicine Fellowship Program participates
in the San Francisco Match Program. Applicants must complete a residency
in orthopedic surgery at an ACGME accredited program. The deadline for
completing the application process for our program is
October 8th, 2023 via SF Match. Applicant profiles that do not contain an AAMC I.D number
will not be eligible for review. Invitations to interview will be sent
out to selected applicants upon review of all applications. Applicants
must be eligible to obtain an unrestricted California Medical License
prior to the start of Fellowship for credentialing purposes.
In alliance with the match guidelines, we will not be in contact with you
after your interview. Your consideration of the Hoag Orthopedic Institute's
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship is appreciated and we welcome your
questions regarding the program.
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