Resident Physicians currently in an accredited allopathic or osteopathic residency program with a strong interest in sports medicine. Resident members may not serve on the Board and may not vote in Elections.

Annual Dues fee of $150.00 (based on calendar year – January through December)

 AMSSM SMRC (Sports Medicine Resident Council)
Eligibility: Interested residents must be an AMSSM Resident member to either nominate themselves OR nominated by another AMSSM member for one of the council positions.

You must be logged into the AMSSM website to access the nomination link.
About AMSSM Sports Medicine Resident Council
The AMSSM Board of Directors approved the formation of the SMRC (Sports Medicine Resident Council) to engage Resident members and increase their involvement in the AMSSM. The seven-member council of nationally elected officers consists of five resident representatives (one from each primary specialty) along with a SMRC President and a Communications Representative each serving a one-year term (January through December) governing the SMRC with a focus on developing, sustaining and advocating on behalf of all trainees interested in sports medicine.


More information forthcoming.


The Resident Scholarship award is given annually to the residents who best demonstrate a commitment to a career in Sports Medicine. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Membership Committee and decisions will be emailed in Mid-February

A road map to a sports medicine fellowship (information on becoming a sports medicine fellow).

1) What type of residency should I choose to be eligible for primary care sports medicine fellowships?
An applicant should evaluate their interests and goals for the future when they choose a residency. A person interested in sports medicine can do a residency in family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, emergency medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Remember that your primary care training should be your priority.

2) How do I research individual fellowships?
A listing of fellowships can be found on the AMSSM (, AAFP (, AOASM (, and individual fellowship websites. Attending the AMSSM Annual Meeting and networking with people from the various fellowship programs can give information that is not found on the websites.  This can best be done during the Annual Meeting Fellowship Fair.  You can also go to the ERAS website to find a list of accredited fellowship programs participating in the electronic application system:

3) How do I decide which programs to apply?
You should decide: what area of the country you would like to train in, do you want a community or university setting, which sports do you want included in the fellowship, are you interested in doing research, what credentials does the faculty have, and what benefits does the program offer.

4) Does accreditation matter? How do I find out about accreditation?
It is important to attend an accredited fellowship; otherwise, you will not be qualified to take the certificate of added qualification examination in sports medicine. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) website ( lists programs that are accredited.

5) What are the important dates to remember?
JUNE:  Register for ERAS Application System

JULY 1: ERAS application system open for data entry

JULY 15:  Programs can begin review of ERAS applications.

SEPTEMBER — NOVEMBER:  Application Deadline (varies by program)

SEPTEMBER:  NRMP match opens for registration

DECEMBER:  NRMP rank order list deadline


6) How do I sign up for the match?
Visit the National Resident Matching Program website ( to register for the match. It is a $50 fee to register and enter the rank list.

7) Are all fellowship programs included in the match?
No. There are several programs including the military sites that are not included in the match.

8) Is there an electronic application process like ERAS for residency?
Yes. The AMSSM will begin using ERAS for the application process beginning June of 2013 for the 2014 match class.  See AMSSM website for more details.

9) How do I strengthen my application?
A PDF of the ERAS application, available on the AMSSM website, can be used as a guide during residency to exemplify what program directors expect in qualified candidates.  Experience and interest at an early level, presentations at local/regional/national meetings and attending AMSSM conferences can help set you apart during the process.  Meeting program directors and getting involved at the AMSSM Annual Meeting is also a great way to promote your application and learn more about the individual programs.

10) Should I do an away rotation?
This is always a difficult decision and should not be made without a lot of thought. Generally, it is a good idea to get to know the programs that interest you. It is beneficial to understand the day-to-day activities of the fellowship when making your decision for rank lists. A great way to gain that understanding is through elective rotations.

11) I'm a PM&R Resident how do I prepare for a Fellowship Application? Click here for more information.


American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM):

  • National primary care sports medicine organization
  • Website:
  • Become a member as a resident
  • Go to Annual Conference during second year (spring) or earlier
  • Sponsored journals: Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, British Journal of Sports Medicine and Sports Health Journal

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM):
  • National sports medicine and exercise science organization
  • Website:
  • Become a member as a resident
  • Go to annual conference during second year (spring) or earlier
  • Sponsored journals: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Exercise and Sport Sciences Review, Current Sports Medicine Report, Sports Medicine Bulletin

Away Rotation:
  • At fellowship of interest
  • At fellowship with known faculty within AMSSM (future letter of recommendation)
  • Two-week rotation is enough
  • If doing two-week rotations – do rotations at different fellowships
  • Do rotations during: Spring of 2nd year & Fall of 3rd year
  • See AMSSM website – has contact info and link to web pages for individual programs
  • Each program has different policies regarding outside resident rotations
  • Contact programs early – they fill up fast for outside resident rotators (priority given to internal residents for rotation time) – Consider starting 6 months ahead of time


  • Being part of a society of sports medicine physicians recognized for their expertise and leadership.
  • Receive reduced registration fees at all AMSSM Conferences including the Annual Meeting that presents the latest innovations and advancements in sports medicine.
  • On-line journal access to:
    1. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine – official journal of the AMSSM.
    2. British Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Optional Benefit: Resident members can pay an additional $36/year above their membership fee to purchase a print subscription (six bi-monthly issues) and on-line journal access to Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.
  • Optional Benefit: Resident members can pay an additional $97/year above their membership fee to purchase a print subscription (six bi-monthly issues) of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.
  • Eligible to submit an abstract (case and/or research) for consideration to present at the Annual Meeting.
  • Eligible to apply for various grants and awards provided by the AMSSM Foundation.
  • Receive AMSSM Newsletter, The Sideline Report – quarterly electronic publication with the latest information on what is happening throughout the sports medicine profession.
  • Receive AMSSM Newsletter, the Rookie Report – quarterly electronic publication with pertinent information for Resident and Student members.
  • Membership Certificate.
  • The opportunity to nominate other physicians to membership.
  • On-line AMSSM Referral Listserv to locate sports medicine physicians in other areas.
  • Included in the SMRC (Sports Medicine Resident Council) – a national resident interest group led by AMSSM Resident members.
  • Opportunity for Resident leadership through the SMRC.
  • Eligible to vote in SMRC Officer Elections.
  • Encourage use of SMRC Facebook page and AMSSM Facebook page.
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