The Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, a one-year clinical opportunity that provides a comprehensive educational experience. The mentorship learning model utilizes 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 and elbow using state-of-the-art arthroscopic techniques. The latest advances in multiligament knee reconstruction, meniscus transplantation, cartilage restoration, rotator cuff and shoulder instability, elbow ligament reconstruction, and hip arthroscopy are among the large variety of procedures highlighted during the fellowship year.

Mayo Clinic has a rich research heritage that provides sports medicine fellows with excellent opportunities for clinical and translational research. You also have the opportunity to teach orthopedic residents and medical students.

Team and event coverage opportunities include semi-professional and college football, hockey, baseball and soccer teams. In addition, you have the opportunity to work with professional athletes with the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA team, Lynx WNBA team, and Twins MLB team.


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 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 at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota began in 2010. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.

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Choosing Mayo Clinic

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Campus and community

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Stipend and benefits

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