Sports Medicine Residency


    Program Overview:


    The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredits South Pointe Hospital's Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship for physicians who have graduated from an AOA approved osteopathic residency program. South Pointe Hospital in affiliation with Horizon Orthopedics offers a comprehensive fellowship in primary care sports medicine for medical practitioners. The program provides the physician with comprehensive training in diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries in both inpatient and outpatient environments. As part of their training, residents will:

    • Gain inter-disciplinary experience in areas critical to the understanding and pratice of comprehensive sports medicine such as cardiology, radiology, orthopedics, family medicine, psychology, podiatry, exercise physiology and nutrition. The residents will spend one half day per week at the Family Medicine Clinic.
    • Assist in providing medical coverage at a variety of sporting events at all levels of competition.
    • Actively participate in seminars, journal clubs, orthopedic rounds and other educational activities deemed appropriate.
    • Organize, implement and report on an approved research project with emphasis on sports related injuries and patient management. The residents are encouraged to submit the research for publication in a peer-reviewed journal or present at a national meeting.

    Horizon physician staff is actively involved in clinical research in the areas of sports medicine, spine surgery and joint replacement. Their research efforts have resulted in the development of new surgical techniques, instrumentation and implants.


    All applicants must be board eligible or board certified and must have graduated from a residency program approved by the AOA or ACGME.


    We accept two positions per year for a one-year program.


    To apply for this program the resident should complete the universal application form provided by the AMSSM or complete an online application. Go to and click on Fellowships in Sports Medicine. Include the following supporting documents.

    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Current medical license
    • DEA certificate
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation, one must be from your current program director
    • Medical school transcripts (copies are accepted, a notarized original will be needed if accepted)
    • Certificate of Board certifications from the AOA
    • Medical School Diploma
    • Residency Diploma (if residency is complete)

    The selection process is run through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Therefore, applicants must register with NRMP ( in order to participate in the Primary Care Medicine Match.



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