AMSSM Student membership category is for current medical students in good standing at an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical schools with an interest in sports medicine. Student members may not serve on the Board and may not vote in Elections.

One-Time Dues fee of $30.00 while in medical school.


  • 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.
  • Eligible to submit an abstract (case and/or research) for consideration to present at the Annual Meeting – Student members must have a senior author listed that is a full AMSSM member.
  • 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.
  • On-line AMSSM Referral Listserv to locate sports medicine physicians in other areas.
  • Included in the MSIG (Medical Student Interest Group) – a national medical student interest group led by AMSSM Student members).
  • Attend “live” webinars hosted by the MSIG and led by AMSSM members on a sports medicine topic.
  • Opportunity for Student leadership through the MSIG.
  • Eligible to vote in MSIG Officer Elections.
  • Encourage use of MSIG Facebook page and AMSSM Facebook page.
  • Receive an AMSSM Student Member t-shirt.



The AMSSM MSIG is a national interest group for medical students interested in sports medicine with opportunities to engage in interactive discussions with students and physicians from around the country presented via an online platform. The MSIG is led by eight officers that serve a one-year term (January through December).

MSIG OFFICER NOMINATION FORM (Deadline: October 31, 2021)
Elections will be held over a two-week period in November.

Eligibility: Interested medical students must be AMSSM Student members 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.Locked

Start Up Guide for Sports Medicine Interest Groups

Must login to register/attend free "LIVE" as well as view previously recorded webinars.

Sports Medicine Informational Webinar Sessions for Medical Students (AMSSM Student and Resident Members Only) – PLEASE NOTE: Webinar will work best if you use the latest version of Google Chrome or Firefox as your Web Browser.

AMSSM Student and Resident Members:
You must be logged into the AMSSM website to access past webinar links located on this page.

Upcoming Webinar Series, "Day in the Life as a Physician in each Primary Specialty"

The AMSSM MSIG is excited to announce their new 6-part Webinar Series, "Day in the Life". Each webinar will feature a Speaker Panel of AMSSM members from one of the primary specialties where each Speaker will share their unique perspective of their "Day in the Life as a Physician in their Primary Specialty". Each speaker will share their training background, how they decided to choose their primary specialty, any impactful decisions along the way in their career path, what is their typical day, share their interests in sports medicine (what they are passionate about), impact of COVID-19 Pandemic in their practice and how they made adjustments and offer recommendations to the residents and medical students as they plan their own career path. Each webinar will include a Q&A segment where residents and students can ask questions to the Speaker Panel to address.

  Date/Time Title of Webinar in Series Speaker Panels  
  Mon., 11/9/2020 (7pm-8pm CST) Day in the Life as an Orthopedist
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John A. Bergfeld, MD
Justine Crowley, DO
Deryk Gerard Jones, MD
Trey Remaley, DO
  Mon., 11/30/2020 (7pm-8pm CST) Day in the Life as an Emergency Medicine Physician
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William Denq, MD
Tim Durkin, DO
Christopher Guyer, MD
Jolie C. Holschen, MD, FAMSSM
Anna Waterbrook, MD
  Thu., 12/03/2020 (7:30pm-8:30pm CST) Day in the Life as a Family Medicine Physician
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Eldra W. Daniels, MD, MPH
Jacklyn D. Kiefer, DO
Nathaniel Nye, MD
Michael Swartzon, MD
David Wang, MD
  Tue., 01/05/2021 (7:30pm-8:30pm CST) Day in the Life as an Internal Medicine Physician
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Sameer Dixit, MD, FAMSSM
Nancy Gritter, MD
David G. Liddle, MD, FACP
Katherine H. Rizzone, MD, MPH
Carlin H. Senter, MD, FACP
  Thu., 01/14/2021 (7:30pm-8:30pm CST) Day in the Life as a Pediatrician
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David T. Bernhardt, MD
Nailah Japera Coleman, MD
Mark E. Halstead, MD, FAMSSM
Chris George Koutures, MD
Celeste Quitiquit Dickison, MD
Shelley V. Street Callender, MD
  Mon, 01/25/2021 (7:30pm-8:30pm CST) Day in the Life as a PM&R Physician
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Carly Day, MD
Arthur Jason De Luigi, DO, MHSA
Melody Hrubes, MD
Julia Louisa Iafrate, DO
Cleo D. Stafford II, MD, MS
Jason Zaremski, MD


Previously Recorded Webinars (Member Only Webinars Require Login to Access Link)

• Mar 31, 2015 – What is Sports Medicine? – Webinar following a Q&A format featuring a physician panel from three primary specialties (family medicine, emergency medicine and pediatrics).

• November 9, 2020 – Day in the Life as an Orthopedist presented by John A. Bergfeld, MD; Justine Crowley, DO; Deryk Gerard Jones, MD; Trey Remaley, DO

• February 12, 2020 – Being the Best Sideline Physician: Developing & Implementing an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) presented by Steven Cole, MS, ATC; Christopher Hogrefe, MD; and Michael Petrizzi, MD

• January 27, 2020 – Sport Specialization – The Past, Present and the Future of Single Sport Training presented by Neeru Jayanthi, MD; AMSSM Member and Stephanie Kliethermes, PhD; AMSSM Research Director

• November 7, 2019 – ECG Interpretation in Athletes presented by Jonathan Drezner, MD

• September 23, 2019 – Getting Started in Sports Medicine Research for Early Career Physician-Scientists presented by Stephanie Kliethermes, PhD

• March 31, 2019 – Ask a Fellow: Which Specialty is Right for You? presented by a Fellow Speaker Panel: Alicia Gende, DO (EM); Marcia Newby-Goodman, MD (FM); Richard Lopez, DO (IM); Sigrid Wolf, MD (Peds); and Wade Johnson, DO (PM&R)

• October 2, 2018 – Introduction to Sports Ultrasound presented by Douglas Hoffman, MD

• June 14, 2018 – The Effect of an Anti-Doping Program on Professional Baseball and the Effect of Research & Rule Changes on Concussions in Baseball presented by Gary Green, MD

• August 31, 2017 – Overhead Throwing Injuries and Prevention

• April 25, 2017 – Use of Biologics for Treating Tendinopathies: More Than the "Shazam" Factor?

• October 27, 2016 – Olympics & Paralympics: The Role of the Sports Medicine Physician 

• March 22, 2016 – Understanding Female Athlete Triad: Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment 

• September 9, 2015 – Sport-Related Concussions: To Hit or Not to Hit 




Connect your medical school sports medicine interest group with the AMSSM MSIG to become affiliated with a national organization and share ideas with other sports medicine interest groups around the country.
Register your medical school sports medicine interest group as a Charter Medical School to connect with the MSIG:
For the Word version click here
For the PDF version click here


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Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine University of California, San Diego Wake Forest University School of Medicine
McGovern Medical School University of California, San Francisco Medical Center Wayne State University School of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin University of Cincinnati College of Medicine West Virginia University School of Medicine
  Medical University of South Carolina University of Florida College of Medicine WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

FACULTY CHAMPIONS (Faculty Advisor/Faculty Contact to Medical School Sports Medicine Interest Group)

The AMSSM MSIG Officers are trying to identify Faculty Advisors/Contacts who are connected with a Medical School Sports Medicine Interest Group. If you serve in this role, please become a Faculty Champion to connect with the AMSSM MSIG.
  • Information on becoming a Faculty Champion


The AMSSM Foundation offers one Medical Student Scholarship Award made possible through the Galen Society Medical Student Scholarship fund. This award will be given annually to help support a medical student interested in a career in sports medicine attend the AMSSM Annual Meeting. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Membership Committee to a Student member who best demonstrates a commitment to a career in sports medicine.

The recipient will receive complimentary registration to the AMSSM Annual Meeting, a $500 cash award and an award plaque presented to the recipient at the AMSSM Annual Meeting.

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