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Graduate medical education in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic

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The Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, is a one-year clinical opportunity that provides a comprehensive educational experience in sports medicine and arthroscopy. The mentorship learning model taps the experience of a group of nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field.

During the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, you evaluate and treat a wide variety of athletic injuries to the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, and ankle using state-of-the-art arthroscopic techniques. The latest advances in multi-ligament knee reconstruction, meniscus transplantation, cartilage regeneration, management of shoulder instability, rotator cuff pathology and arthroplasty, elbow ligament reconstruction, and hip arthroscopy are among the large variety of procedures highlighted during the fellowship year.

The Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Fellowship provides a comprehensive team coverage experience including professional, collegiate, and high school teams.

Video: The Arizona Experience


Video: The Arizona Experience


The program fulfills the training requirements as defined by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) through the Review Committee for Orthopaedic Surgery.


After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the examination for the Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine offered by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Program history

The Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship in Arizona began in 2019. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.

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