How to Apply

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Program Sports Medicine (Family Medicine)

ACGME ID: 1270312083

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

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 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 these rotation sites:
    • ​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
    • Emergency Department (University of Arizona Health Network University and South campuses)
    • 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 Sports Medicine Fellowship participates in the NRMP match and will be utilizing ERAS
  • Full ERAS application is required.
    • USMLE Parts 1-3
    • Medical School transcript
    • Personal statement
    • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
    • At least one letter from your current program director and two additional letters of recommendation from Sports Medicine Providers.
  • 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. 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