Sports Medicine Fellowship Training Program

Program Overview

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.

  • Duration: One year (August 1 to July 31)
  • Application Deadline:
  • Program Start Date:
  • Number of Fellows: One (ACGME accredited)
  • Stipend: $63,213.76
  • Location: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio/ Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio
  • Interviews will be performed from _______ to ________. Positions will be offered beginning _________.

Fellowship Details

Clinical Experience

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. 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.

Surgical Experience

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.

Other Responsibilities

  • 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.

Eligibility

  • Successful Completion of an ACGME accredited Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program
  • Must be eligible to obtain a license to practice medicine in the State of Texas during the Fellowship year.
  • International medical graduates must hold an ECFMG certificate that is current and valid as of the start date of the program in addition to meeting the above requirements.
  • 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.

Ready to Apply?

We use the ASES/San Francisco Matching Program (SF Match). Additional Fellowship Information can be found on the ASES’s website.

Contact Us

Jennifer Treutle
Academic Programs Coordinator
UT Health San Antonio, Orthopaedics
210-567-5191 (O)
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7774
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

Heather Chambers Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellow Profile

When you’re interviewing for fellowships, you will hear over and over again, that you are hands on. However, at UT Health San Antonio that is the real case. From day 1 you are in the operating room almost everyday of the week. The staff have an amazing approach to gradually let you start increasing your participation in the cases, until you feel comfortable to complete them by yourself. Your staff is always there to answer questions, give tips or tricks and help guide you when you need it. There is enough variation in techniques and approaches to problems that you can easily leave this program with a Plan A, Plan B and a Plan C in the operating room (Just in case).

– Heather Chambers, Class of 2018

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