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Application Process

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One position is available on a competitive basis each year in the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona.


To be eligible for the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, you must have:

  • Passed all three steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination
  • Ability to obtain an Arizona state medical license
  • Successfully completed an approved residency in orthopedic surgery

Also see general admissions requirements for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

How to apply

The academic year begins in August.

You must apply through SF Match, a third-party application service. Information on the application process, including requirements and deadlines, can be found on their website.

  1. Visit the SF Match website to register as an applicant. Fill out a Central Application Service (CAS) application form, provide the required documents and select our program for distribution. All applications to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these 
  2. Appointments are made through the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Match, which is coordinated by SF Match and sponsored by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).
  3. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty.