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Our Program and Curriculum

The Yuma Regional Medical Center Sports Medicine Fellowship program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education and participates in the National Medicine Residency Matching Program (NRMP) Sports Medicine Fellowship Match. Our mix of active patients combined with our exceptional faculty have created a premier sports medicine fellowship program right here in Southwestern Arizona.
 
Throughout the 1-year program, you will participate in:

  • Weekly sports medicine and primary care clinics
  • Weekly didactics lessons including guiding residents through simulations and teaching opportunities
  • Collaborative training with the University of Arizona in Phoenix, AZ
  • A variety of experiences including hand, shoulder, foot and ankle, and general orthopedics

Orientation takes place in July. All fellows receive 4 weeks of paid vacation, 5 paid Continuing Medical Education (CME) days each year and a generous benefits package.
 

Curriculum

The Sports Medicine Fellowship program is led by our full-time program director and clinical faculty. In addition to treating in-clinic sports medicine patients, your rotations will include mentorship from impressive shoulder, knee, foot and ankle and upper extremity experts. This diverse experience will prepare you to meet today’s sports medicine challenges and further refine you as a doctor, no matter how you choose to practice medicine in the future.
 
Sample Curriculum
Rotation Label Duration
Orthopedics ORTHO 6 Months
Sports Medicine SM 4 Months
Physical Therapy PT 1 Month
Diagnostic Imaging DI Longitudinal
Athletic Training ATC Longitudinal
 

Candidate Criteria

To be eligible for the Sports Medicine Fellowship program at Yuma Regional Medical Center, all applicants must:
  • Be a graduate of an accredited family medicine residency program
  • Submit a fellowship application
  • Provide two letters of recommendation — one letter from your program director and 1 letter from a sports medicine or orthopedic provider
  • Write a letter of interest to the Yuma Regional Medical Center program
  • Submit a personal statement and current CV
  • Pass USMLE Parts 1-3
  • Arrange for your medical school to send us your transcripts
  • Complete the full Electronic Residency Application Service application 
All applications are processed and evaluated through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) beginning in October of each year. In addition, Yuma Regional Medical Center participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), and strictly abides by NRMP policies.
 
Interviews are conducted during October, November and December of each year. The Sports Medicine Fellowship program at Yuma Regional Medical Center accepts one fellow annually.
 
We understand how important it is for you to choose the right fellowship program for your career goals. Our dedicated team in the Graduate Medical Education office is always available to answer any questions you have. Please contact us at 928-336-2000 or [email protected], and we’ll be glad to assist you.

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