Fellowship FAQs

Q: When does the Michigan Medicine Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery fellowship program begin?

A: The program runs from August 1st to July 31st

Q: What is a typical day like for a Fellow within your program?

A: Academic sessions on certain days followed by clinic, OR, or research. Athletic training room sessions on certain afternoons.

Q: How many Fellows does your program sponsor?

A: Our program is accredited through the ACGME and sponsors two Fellows per year.

Q: How do I submit an application?

A: Submit a fellowship application to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, available at SF Match, and include three letters of recommendation and a current curriculum vitae.

Q: Do I qualify for your fellowship program?

A: Our program requires the following:

    • Completion of an accredited residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Board Eligible or Board Certified
    • Submission of a fellowship application to the University of Michigan Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery fellowship, available at SF Match(link is external), and include three letters of recommendation and a current curriculum vitae.

Q: When is your interview date?

A: Click here for our current interview dates.

Q: What is the board pass rate for Fellows who have completed your program?

A:  The Board pass rate is 100%

Q: What benefits are offered for Fellows?

A: The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our Fellows. An overview of salary, benefits, and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office Website,  under “Prospective Residents/Fellows”

Q: Where do University of Michigan Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellows go after completion of their fellowship?

A: Since the initiation of our fellowship program in 2004, approximately 50% of our graduates pursued careers in academic sports medicine, and the other 50% in private practice. For more information about our fellowship alumni, and for contact information to reach them directly click here

Contact our Program Administrator, Nicole Smail, at nsmail@med.umich.edu