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Sports Medicine Fellowship

NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation offers a one-year Sports Medicine Fellowship designed to provide fellows with a multidisciplinary education in sports medicine and sports medicine rehabilitation. The one-year fellowship program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our program’s mission is to produce outstanding clinicians who serve the diverse patient population of New York City. As an integral part of NYU Langone Health and NYU Grossman School of Medicine, we are committed to a trifold mission of patient care, medical education, and clinical research.

Sports Medicine Training

Fellows receive individualized training from sports medicine specialists in both rehabilitation medicine and orthopedic surgery, gaining hands-on experience on the sidelines, in the operating room, and in the office. You also gain unique insights into the management of acute musculoskeletal trauma at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center, learning alongside orthopedic surgery residents under the supervision of emergency medicine faculty.

During the year, you participate in a journal club and attend interactive sports medicine educational conferences, along with neurology fellows and primary care sports medicine fellows.

Fellows play a key role in teaching sports medicine and musculoskeletal ultrasound skills to residents. You also get to conduct weekly sports medicine board reviews and participate in the sports education lecture series of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency.

Faculty who have been certified through the Registered in Musculoskeletal (RMSK) sonography program provide fellows with dedicated bedside teaching, as well as formal musculoskeletal ultrasound workshops.

Elective opportunities include performing arts medicine at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and exercise physiology at the Sports Performance Center. Fellows also have opportunities to perform nonsurgical procedures, such as fluoroscopy-guided spine injections, joint injections, and electrodiagnostic procedures.

Fellows must also complete a scholarly or quality improvement project. Evidence of scholarly activity must include one of the following:

  • peer-reviewed funding and research
  • publication of original research or review articles
  • a presentation at a local, regional, or national professional or scientific society meeting

Fellows have the opportunity to serve as physicians for Saint Joseph’s College Brooklyn sports teams. They also provide medical coverage for the New York City Marathon and the Brooklyn Half Marathon and have additional sports medicine coverage opportunities.

Fellowship Application Process and Prerequisites

We accept one fellow per year into our Sports Medicine Fellowship. Please submit applications using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants must also register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP, also known as The Match).

Applicants must complete an ACGME-accredited residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation before the start of the fellowship year.

We begin to accept applications for the 2024–25 academic year in summer 2023. The deadline to submit completed applications for consideration is August 31, 2023.

Top applicants are invited to an on-site interview. All applicants who receive an invitation must participate in the on-site interview to be considered for admission to the program.

Contact Us

For more information about the Sports Medicine Fellowship, please contact our program coordinators Sophia McNeal at or Kirsten Horvath at You may also contact Claire Teets, program associate, at, or call 212-263-6110. Our fax number is 212-263-6251.