In partnership with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, we offer a one-year primary care sports medicine fellowship to further your sports medicine education. The Institute is world-renowned and has more than 20 years’ experience treating professional athletes and community orthopedic and sports medicine injuries.

The program’s faculty physicians are fellowship trained and are excited to provide fellows the advanced knowledge, training and experience to handle the breadth of office-based and sideline sports medicine. The Institute’s practice offices are the program's primary training site.

Miami is an ideal location for a fellow to learn and practice sports medicine. The Institute provides unique year-round coverage opportunities for a wide variety of high school, collegiate and professional sports teams. Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute is the official sports medicine provider for:

Professional Sports and Venue Partners

  • Florida Panthers (NHL)
  • Inter Miami CF (MLS)
  • Miami Dolphins (NFL)
  • Miami Heat (NBA)
  • Miami FC Soccer (USLC)

    University and School Athletics Partners

  • Barry University Athletics
  • Florida International University Athletics
  • Miami-Dade Country Public School Athletics
  • St. Thomas University Athletics
  • Event and Tournament Partners

  • Gulfstream Park racetrack
  • Miami Beach Bowl
  • Miami Marathon and Half Marathon
  • Miami Open Tennis
  • Orange Bowl

    Our goal is to provide fellows with a comprehensive and exceptional education in team coverage and clinical care. Working directly with team physicians and athletic trainers helps the fellow develop skills in caring for the athlete, active person and for a wide range of medical and musculoskeletal problems in the community.

    Program Accreditation

    Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) | ID: 127-11-12-139

    Program Size


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    People Faculty Fellow
    • 100%

      board exam pass rate since program inception
    • 5

      Team physicians for three Universities and two professional teams
    West Kendall Baptist Hospital

    West Kendall Baptist Hospital

    West Kendall Baptist Hospital, a LEED Gold-certified facility, opened in 2011 as the first non-replacement hospital in Miami-Dade County in more than 35 years. As a champion of community health, West Kendall Baptist founded Healthy West Kendall, a community coalition with the ambitious goal of creating the Healthiest Community in Florida. West Kendall Baptist Hospital has earned Magnet Recognition, the highest distinction a healthcare organization can receive for excellence in nursing and patient care.

    Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute

    Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute

    The nationally recognized Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute is a multi-site practice with locations across South Florida, offering comprehensive orthopedic services including sports medicine, pediatrics, foot and ankle, adult reconstruction and trauma care to community members and professional athletes. The staff of renowned sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons – backed by the most advanced technology and comprehensive rehabilitation programs – brings a total team approach to each patient’s care. The program serves the Miami HEAT, Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida International University athletics, Orange Bowl, Miami-Dade County Public Schools athletics, Miami Open Tennis and Miami Marathon & Half Marathon.

    Baptist Health Primary Care Family Medicine Center

    Baptist Health Primary Care Family Medicine Center

    The Family Medicine Center, located adjacent to West Kendall Baptist Hospital, serves as the program’s Family Medicine continuity training site, where personalized, patient- and family-centered care is provided to community members of all ages.

    Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

    Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

    Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at FIU is a community-based, twenty-first-century medical school offering an innovative medical education curriculum. By working collaboratively to respond to the health needs of patients and communities, the college prepares students to become socially accountable physicians, scientists, and health professionals who can serve the South Florida community.

    Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

    Our program recruits, trains and retains excellent healthcare professionals to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained to be collaborative, culturally competent and patient- and family-centered professionals who follow the guiding principles of service, quality knowledge and diversity.

    Eligibility Prerequisites

    • One of the following recent medical training or practice experiences:
      • Completed medical school within the past four years
      • Training in an accredited internship or residency program within the past year
      • Employment (not observership) for six months of the last year in a clinically relevant position in the U.S. or similar system
    • Must be fluent in written and spoken English (bilingual Spanish fluency is preferred).
    • Must have passed USMLE Step 1 within one attempt and the Clinical Knowledge (CK) section of Step 2 within one attempt by February 1st.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or have Permanent Resident status and have a valid Social Security card.
    • Must be able to be granted an unrestricted training license to practice medicine in Florida.
    • Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

    Application Requirements

    • Dean’s Letter or Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
    • Medical school transcript
    • Written personal statement
    • Three letters of recommendation – with at least two from family medicine faculty members at your school, affiliate hospital or elective rotation – written within the last 18 months
    • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG) certification (if applicable) by February 1st
    • Photograph (optional)

    Application Timeline

    • Application Timeline Electronic Residency Application. Service (ERA)
    • When are applications accepted? September through November
    • When are candidate interviews? November through January
    • When are candidates matched/notified of acceptance? March via NRMP
    • When does the program start? June


    Block Experiences

    Our program curriculum incorporates several block rotations typically lasting several weeks, giving trainees exposure to a wide variety of learning experiences throughout the duration of the program.
    MSK Radiology
    Ortho Foot & Ankle
    Ortho Hand
    Ortho Trauma
    Ortho Adult Reconstruction
    Ortho Pediatrics

    Longitudinal Experiences

    Our program curriculum incorporates several longitudinal rotations, immersing trainees in particular areas of study throughout the entire duration of the training program.
    Family Medicine Continuity Clinic (FMC)
    Primary Care Sports Clinic
    Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    University Training room

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