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).


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 Webinars (must be logged in to access Zoom links to attend the webinars)

  Date/Time Title of Webinar in Series Speaker Panels  
  January 2022 MSK Ultrasound More Details to Follow  


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 17, 2021 – Olympics and Paralympics presented by Nailah Adams Morancie, MD, MS; Cheri Blauwet, MD; Monique Burton, MD; Marcia Faustin, MD; Jonathan Finnoff, DO, FAMSSM; and Brett Toresdahl, MD

• November 10, 2021 – Research in Sports Medicine presented by Bianca Edison, MD, MS; Stephanie Kliethermes, PhD; Christina Master, MD; and Katherine Rizzone, MD, MPH

• November 4, 2021 – Women in Sports Medicine presented by Giselle Aerni, MD; Marci Goolsby, MD, FAMSSM; Kelsey Logan, MD, FAMSSM; Amy Powell, MD, FAMSSM; and Daphne Scott, MD, MS

• October 25, 2021 – Ask-A-Fellow (Q&A Format) presented by Stephanie Carey, MD, MPH; Shane Davis, MD; Elisa Giusto, DO; Hunter Haley, MD, MS; Nicolas Hatamiya, DO; Ruikang (Kong Kong) Liu, MD; Emily Miller Olson, MD; Alberto Oseguera, MD; Jaire Saunders, MD, MPH; and Kristian von Rickenbach, MD, MSc

• January 25, 2021 – Day in the Life as a PM&R Physician presented by Carly Day, MD; Arthur Jason De Luigi, DO, MHSA; Melody Hrubes, MD; Julia Louisa Iafrate, DO; Cleo D. Stafford II, MD, MS; and Jason Zaremski, MD

• January 14, 2021 – Day in the Life as a Pediatrician presented by David T. Bernhardt, MD; Nailah Coleman, MD; Mark E. Halstead, MD, FAMSSM; Chris George Koutures, MD; Celeste Quitiquit Dickison, MD; and Shelley V. Street Callender, MD

• January 5, 2021 – Day in the Life as an Internal Medicine Physician presented by Sameer Dixit, MD, FAMSSM; Nancy Gritter, MD; David G. Liddle, MD, FACP; Katherine H. Rizzone, MD, MPH; and Carlin H. Senter, MD, FACP

• December 3, 2020 – Day in the Life as a Family Medicine Physician presented by Eldra W. Daniels, MD, MPH; Jacklyn D. Kiefer, DO; Nathaniel Nye, MD; Michael Swartzon, MD; and David Wang, MD

• November 30, 2020 – Day in the Life as an Emergency Medicine Physician presented by William Denq, MD; Tim Durkin, DO; Christopher Guyer, MD; Jolie C. Holschen, MD, FAMSSM; and Anna Waterbrook, MD

• 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



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. Deadline to submit is January 5, 2022 at 11:00am Central Time.

AMSSM Foundation Resident/Student Scholarship Application (must be signed in to access link)AMSSM Student Scholarship Application – Application is now closed


AMSSM patient website: Sports Medicine Today
AMSSM Sports Medicine Brochures — Click Here
Sports Medicine Experience in a Pandemic (an SMRC article of AMSSM Resources for Residents and Students)


  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 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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