MSIG OFFICER NOMINATION FORM (Deadline: October 31, 2020)
Eligibility: Interested students must be an AMSSM Student member to either nominate themselves OR nominated by another AMSSM member for one of the officer positions.
Elections will be held over a two-week period in November.

You must be logged into the AMSSM website to access the nomination link.Locked



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).
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 (Pre-Registration Required): More information will be forthcoming.
Login to access registration link for the Webinar and to Access "Live" Webinar.

• 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).


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

• 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


Boston University School of Medicine Northern Ontario School of Medicine University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine
Chicago Medical School Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine University of Kentucky
Creighton University School of Medicine Ochsner Clinic Foundation University of Maryland School of Medicine
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine Ohio State University College of Medicine University of Missouri – Columbia
Duke University Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School San Juan Bautista School of Medicine University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Emory University School of Med. Sports Med. Interest Group SUNY Downstate Medical School University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Florida State University Texas Tech University University of Texas Med. Branch – Galveston
Georgetown University School of Medicine UC Davis School of Medicine University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences The George Washington University University of Toledo College of Medicine
Louisiana State University Univ. of N.TX Health Science Ctr.–TX College of Osteopathic Med. University of Virginia School of Medicine
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine University of California, Irvine Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
McGovern Medical School University of California, San Diego Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin University of California, San Francisco Medical Center Wayne State University School of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina University of Cincinnati College of Medicine West Virginia University School of Medicine
    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 to assist with travel expenses and an award plaque presented to the recipient at the AMSSM Annual Meeting.


Medical Student Guide:  Preparing for Residency and a Sports Medicine Fellowship
AMSSM patient website: Sports Medicine Today
AMSSM Sports Medicine Brochures — Click Here


  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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