FAQs

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.

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 a separate NRMP name that will be posted as soon as it is approved by the ACGME.

How long is the fellowship?
What sports do I get to cover?

All our fellows get exposed to a large and diverse group of sideline sports coverage. At the high school level, most fellows provide coverage for:

  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Softball/baseball
  • Lacrosse

At the collegiate level, fellows provide coverage for:

  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Field hockey
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Wrestling
  • Track
  • Lacrosse

Fellows are exposed to professional athlete care through the Cleveland Browns. Our fellows also provide race day coverage for the Cleveland Triathlon and the Cleveland Marathon. We are the official medical provider for the Mid-American Conference Championship series and provide sideline care for the MAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament. Large youth soccer tournament coverage occurs in both the fall and spring annually.

Do I take call or have inpatient duties?
What scholarly activity is required?

We require all our fellows to attend the AMSSM Annual Fellows’ Research Conference in July at the start of the fellowship. Fellows have the opportunity for online case publications regularly. All fellows are required to submit a case or clinical research for presentation at either AOASM or AMSSM Annual Meetings in the spring.

What funding is available for CME support?
How much time off do I get for vacation and CME?

All fellows get 20 flexible vacation days and five days CME days to use at the discretion of the fellow and the program director.

What exposure do I get to teaching?
What kinds of jobs do your fellows get?

Our fellows have gone on to secure excellent jobs in diverse settings. The majority of our fellows pursue academic appointments at medical centers. We also have fellows in large multispecialty groups, the urgent care setting, and primary care clinics. All our fellows have stayed active in AMSSM and/or AOASM and regularly attend meetings. Our fellows are in geographically diverse jobs – with fellows as far west as Anchorage, Alaska, as far south as Corpus Christi, Texas, and as far east as Wilmington, Delaware.

I have more questions. Who can I contact?