Sports Medicine Fellowship Training Program

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Ralph J. Curtis, MD

Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
Associated Faculty:
Duration: One year (August 1 to July 31)
Stipend: $60,759.08 plus benefits
Location: The University of Texas Heath Science Center at San Antonio
Number of Fellows: One (ACGME accredited)

Program description

This sports medicine fellowship provides an extensive, well-balanced surgical and clinical experience in all aspects of orthopaedic sports medicine. Throughout the clinical experience, the Fellow will work closely with orthopaedic and primary care sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists. Medical coverage includes office and sideline management of local professional and collegiate athletes, numerous area high schools, as well as amateur and weekend warriors. The surgical experience is significant and includes both arthroscopic and open procedures of the upper and lower extremity. Recent operative experience has averaged 782 surgical cases. Like most programs, the knee is the most frequently operated joint followed by the shoulder. Hip and elbow are also included, with options for additional experience in hand or foot surgery. The experience runs the gamut between primary and complex revisions, with advanced cartilage procedures, meniscus transplants, multi-ligament reconstruction, osteotomies and some knee and shoulder arthroplasty. A unique feature of this program includes a longitudinal experience with each of the four core faculty. The fellow’s schedule is flexible enough to maximize the learning of each individual fellow.
Didactic conferences include grand rounds, journal club and focused topics from DeLee & Drez Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, and radiology. Sideline coverage includes professional experience with the Spurs, Division I college with UTSA, coverage of the Alamo Bowl, local high school football, and other local events. The overall experience is primarily clinical. There are auxiliary personnel and resources available to meet the board requirement that each fellow will produce at least one project suitable for publication.

This fellowship participates in the match program and is ACGME accredited.

Dr. Thomasson, DO, Dr. Mauch, MD and Dr. Green, MD discuss UT Health SA Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship.

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1. Successful Completion of an ACGME accredited Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program
2. Must be eligible to obtain a license to practice medicine in the State of Texas during the Fellowship year.


How to apply

We fill our position via the San Francisco Matching Program (SF Match).

Additional Fellowship Information – AOSSM.
  • The UT Health San Antonio Sports Medicine Fellowship program abides by all of the policies set be the SF Match and by the AOSSM regarding fellowship selection.

International medical graduates additional requirements

International medical graduates must hold a valid and current ECFMG certificate in addition to meeting the above requirements. Your ECFMG certificate must be valid as of the start date of the program. For foreign nationals who are medical graduates of LCME-accredited schools in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, copies of the diploma will suffice in lieu of an ECFMG certificate.

Contact information:

Lashun Matthews, Academic Programs Coordinator
Phone: 210-567-5109
Fax: 210-567-5277