The Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, a one-year clinical opportunity that provides a comprehensive educational experience.

Graduate medical education in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic

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Overview

The Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is 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 multi-ligament 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.

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship surgeons performing procedure in an operating room.

Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

Bruce Levy, M.D.

Director's welcome

Our department puts your education at the forefront and the collegial atmosphere is a core part of being at Mayo Clinic. Our program offers unique opportunities such as Mayo Clinic's mentorship model, tailored rotations, research, and more. 

Gonda building at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN

Lobby, Gonda building

Workstations to practice procedures and enhance skills with video capabilities to track progress, located at the Center for Procedural Skills Mastery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Center for Procedural Skills Mastery, Mary Brigh building

Mayo Clinic, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, examination room

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center

Mayo Clinic, Sports Medicine, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, exercise machine

Sports Medicine Center

Accreditation

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.

Certification

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 two trainees will complete this program annually.

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