Non-Operative Sports Medicine
Fellowship Program

Michael Fredericson, MD

Professor and Fellowship Director, Non-Operative Sports Medicine

Stanford University offers a multi-disciplinary fellowship that provides the opportunity for physicians trained in a variety of primary specialties to obtain sub-specialty training in sports medicine. The goal of the fellowship is to teach the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for effective clinical practice in sports medicine. This fellowship provides physicians with hands-on clinical training, teaching experience, and instruction in research methodology, with the goal of preparing them to become skilled clinicians and leaders in academic sports medicine. The fellowship currently accommodates three fellowship positions: two for PM&R physicians and one for Emergency, Family or a Pediatric trained candidate. All positions are ACGME accredited and filled through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).



All fellow applications must have a California medical license before beginning the fellowship. This is a one year fellowship which starts on August 1.

Applications are accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) from July 1, through to the deadline on August 31. 

Please make sure to include the following:

- Medical School Deans Letter

- 3 Letters of Recommendation

- Board Scores

- Personal Statement

Please use program code: 1820342F0 for PM&R Sports Medicine Applications while program code: 1820342F1 is for the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Application

Interview Dates:Dates:
October 8 – 1:30 pm (Non-Operative Sports Medicine Position)
October 22 – 1:30 pm (Non-Operative Sports Medicine Position)
Nov 5 – 1:30 pm (Primary Care Sports Medicine position)

Research/ Scholar Activity

Fellows complete a scholarly and quality improvement project during their fellowship.  This is either part of an ongoing project or as an independent, original project.  Fellows are required to complete one of the following: peer-reviewed funding and research, publication of original research or review articles, or presentations at professional society meetings (such as AMSSM or ACSM).


This fellowship program is based at the main Stanford University campus and accepts three positions per year; 2 PM&R trained candidates and 1 Emergency, Family or Peds trained candidate every year. There is extensive experience as a team physician, helping to care for Stanford varsity and club sports athletes along with significant time in the new Stanford out-patient community sports medicine clinic, treating a diversity of patients from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds and age groups. There are more than 5 hours of academic lectures per week, monthly Journal clubs, and daily teaching of Stanford medical students and residents. In addition, there is extensive exposure to musculoskeletal ultrasound and regenerative procedures along with ongoing research mentoring and opportunities to collaborate in the Stanford Human Performance Lab.



For further questions, please contact:

Elizabeth Medina
Fellowship Coordinator
Office: (650) 721-1446

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