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Clinical training

Your clinical training in the one-year Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship includes outpatient evaluation and hospital activities. Prior to the start of the appointment, you and the program director will review the yearlong curriculum to maximize your educational experience.

Rotation schedule

Sports medicine and knee reconstruction Anikar Chhabra, M.D. 3 months
Sports medicine, foot and ankle reconstruction Karan Patel, M.D. 1 month
Sports medicine, hip arthroscopy and reconstruction Kostas Economopoulos, M.D. 2 months
Shoulder reconstruction Steven Hattrup, M.D. 2 months
Sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction John Tokish, M.D. 3 months
Elective TBD 1 month

Call frequency

Your call schedule is different for each rotation. Mayo Clinic follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


You may moonlight with program director approval. Moonlighting should not interfere with the required learning and must not violate the work-hour rules of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or visa regulations.

Didactic training

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs, and one-on-one instruction are integral parts of this fellowship.

Research training

Although the fellowship is primarily a clinical fellowship, you have excellent opportunities for clinical and translational research.

Teaching opportunities

You have the opportunity to teach orthopedic residents and rotating medical students.


To ensure you acquire adequate knowledge and develop the appropriate technical skills to meet program expectations, your performance is monitored carefully during the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship. You are formally evaluated by supervising faculty members on a regular basis and meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to confirm that your educational needs are being met.