I am a Family Medicine or Internal Medicine resident. Can I apply for an ACGME Pediatrics program?

Yes. Our program is accredited by the ACGME through Pediatrics. We accept applicants from Family Medicine as well as Internal Medicine. We provide both pediatric- and family medicine-based sports clinic experiences for all our fellows. This allows everyone to receive a very well-rounded education. All ACGME Sports Medicine Fellowships are required to meet the same criteria for accreditation, regardless of the primary specialty. The only difference is the residency program that the fellowship is associated with.

Is your program in ERAS? When can I apply?
What is the program listed under through NRMP?

We are currently listed under Sports Medicine (Pediatrics) as Case Western / University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center - OH. We have a Traditional Track, listed as NRMP # 1552333F0, and we have an Osteopathic Track, listed as NRMP#1552333F1.

When are interviews held?
Do I have to apply for the Osteopathic track if I am a DO?

No. The Osteopathic Track is an optional track through the fellowship. It currently is under NRMP #1552333F1.

What are the qualifications for the Osteopathic Track?
How long is the fellowship?

The fellowship is one year long. It starts on July 7, and ends the following year on July 6. This allows new fellows time to relocate upon completion of their residency program.

What sports do I get to cover?
Do I take call or have inpatient duties?

Our fellowship does not have any call. Fellows have no inpatient rotations. However, if a patient is admitted from our clinics or one of the schools we cover, we have the fellow follow the athlete while they are in the hospital.

What scholarly activity is required?
What funding is available for CME support?

All fellows receive a minimum of $3,000 to help cover the cost of attendance at the Fellows' Research Conference and either AOASM or AMSSM Annual Meetings. Additional support is often available to help subsidize the cost of the CAQ registration.

How much time off do I get for vacation and CME?
What exposure do I get to teaching?

Our fellowship is based at a teaching hospital. Medical students and residents from various primary care fields rotate through clinics with our fellows. This allows fellows the opportunity to teach learners at the bedside. All fellows participate in a mandatory teaching symposium during their fellowship. Academic lectures on sports medicine specific subjects are provided by the fellows for learners throughout the hospital system several times a year. Community based lectures for coaches, parents and athletes are also provided by fellows several times a year.

What kinds of jobs do your fellows get?
I have more questions, who can I contact?

Please contact the Program Director, Dr. Susannah Briskin, at or 440-914-7865 with any further questions about the program. Kerwin Samson serves as the Program Coordinator and she can be reached at or 216-844-7166.