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

Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Stephen Daquino
Dr. Stephen Daquino
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Family practice
Why do you ask. Are you a dr or just curious.
You could call around. It really all depends on your résumé

In brief: Family practice
Why do you ask. Are you a dr or just curious.
You could call around. It really all depends on your résumé
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
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Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen
Sports Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen
Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen
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