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How hard is it to get a fellowship in sports medicine for a family practice doctor?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
High match rate: You can consult the national match program for precise statistics, but approximately 80% that apply for the match for a sports med fellowship are accepted into a fellowship. The large majority that go into these fellowships have taken additional sports med/ortho electives during residency, volunteered for sports med activities and attended sports med conferences.
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
They're Competitive: There are typically 10-20 applicants per spot for most fellowships. Really depends on the merits of the program. My best advice for someone trying to get one is to do a rotation with the program your interested in an then continue to show up at event coverage, mass physicals etc. Make sure they know your serious and dedicated. As a fellowship director i always found dedication impressive.
Dr. Rose Wynn
Sports Medicine 16 years experience
Depends: While it depends on the individual and one's credentials, if you are asking specifically about family practice physician vs. Other specialties, family practice is a good field to be in if applying for sports medicine fellowships as there are many primary care sports fellowships out there.

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