How to Apply

University of Arizona Sports Medicine Fellowship (UASMF)

UASM participates in the NRMP Match.

Please Note:  In ERAS we are only listed as "Family Medicine Sports Medicine."  We do also take Emergency Medicine residents, and have a designated EM track.

Thank you for your interest in the University Of Arizona Sports Medicine Fellowship (UASMF). Some brief information about our fellowship: 

  • One-year ACGME-accredited sports medicine fellowship designed to teach residency-trained primary care physicians (Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine) the principles and practice of sports medicine.
  • There are two tracks:  Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine.  We will offer 2-3 funded positions annually.
  • Emphasis is placed on learning the clinical skills necessary to prevent and treat exercise-related injuries while promoting a healthy lifestyle and preparing the graduate to be a team physician.
  • Clinical experience is gained at the University of Arizona Campus Health Center (including intercollegiate, club and disabled athletics, elite level dancers and musicians), McKale Center (Intercollegiate Athletics), Arizona Institute for Sports Medicine, Family Medicine Continuity Clinic, Emergency Department (University of Arizona Health Network University and South campuses), and various sporting events occurring in Tucson including coverage of high school athletics, Tucson Marathon, Phoenix PF Chang’s Rock ‘N Roll Marathon, and professional MLS soccer at the Tucson Desert Diamond Cup.  As part of the fellowship, scheduled on site rotations take place with:  sports medicine orthopedics, musculoskeletal radiology, hand-orthopedic surgery and cardiology.
  • Each fellow travels one weekend with the University of Arizona Football team
  • Weekly sports medicine conference and additional journal clubs. 
  • During fellowship a commitment is made in developing and presenting original research.  A half-day off, weekly is devoted to this endeavor.
Application Process
  • The University of Arizona Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program participates in the NRMP match and will be utilizing ERAS
  • Applicants should follow instructions outlined on the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine website regarding the ERAS application process at
  • Deadline for receipt of application is October 1st.  We will officially accept applications after July 1st.  Interviews will be offered, by invitation only from September 1st through December 1st.   It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify completion of application requirements.
  • One position each will be offered to candidates who will complete an accredited Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine residency.  We take 3 fellows per year.  The third spot can vary from either Family Medicine or Emergency Medicine discipline.  For more info regarding the Department of Emergency Medicine, go to  For a direct link to a website description from the Emergency Medicine perspective go to:


Please send all inquiries, correspondence, and additional application materials to:

Kelsey Gender
Residency Program Manager

The University of Arizona - Sports Medicine Fellowship
707 N. Alvernon Way, Suite 101
Tucson, Arizona 85711
Phone: (520) 694-1614
Fax: (520) 694-1428