Sports Medicine


Eisenhower Health participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) to provide the opportunity for applicants to consider selection options. The program director(s) and staff evaluate the qualifications of all applicants to the programs before deciding who will be offered positions.


THE NRMP Matching Process at Eisenhower Health

NRMP Program Code 1485127F0

Applicants requesting application information from the fellowship programs are directed to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants submit their application with their required letters of recommendation, transcripts, and dean’s letters through ERAS for first year positions.

Eisenhower Health accepts the universal application and requires all materials to be submitted in full before an interview may be scheduled.

The deadline for applications is September 30.

Other requirements:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement of interest in sports medicine (this should not exceed 550 words and should clearly describe and highlight your academic and/or career goals. You may also showcase your background, talents and experiences and how you plan to use them in the field of sports medicine.
  • A copy of a valid ECFMG Certificate (International Graduates only)
  • A copy of the USMLE or COMPLEX-USA Transcript
  • A copy of proof of citizenship (US Passport, Green Card or J-1 Visa)
  • A copy of a valid, or be eligible for an unrestricted California Medical License (for applicants residing outside of California, this can be submitted no later than May 1 prior to starting on July 1.
  • A copy of Board Exam Certificate in Internal Medicine (if available)

Program directors and recruiting team members determine who will be invited to interview. Interviews are scheduled weekly from mid-September through October. Informational program packets are distributed during the interviews. The interview team members then submit their ratings and collectively prepare a rank order of candidates. The designated staff person then enters the ranking list prior to the submission deadline.

As soon as the match results are received and are appropriate to release, the results are shared with each program director and letters of appointment are mailed and e-mailed to each new resident member.


All information submitted to the NRMP on the rank order lists is confidential. It will not be released or revealed in any manner that permits individual identification of either applicants or programs during the process.


Two fellowship positions are filled each year.

Sports Medicine

The Eisenhower Health primary care sports medicine fellowship is a one-year program providing two residency-trained physicians “additional experience and education for those physicians interested in specializing in the ever expanding field of sports medicine.” We offer a broad range of clinical experiences and didactic education that will prepare the fellow for an unlimited and successful career in sports medicine.

Clinical Experience

You will have diverse exposure to active people and athletes of all ages and abilities across a wide spectrum of injuries and illnesses. You will also develop your expertise in diagnosing and managing medical illnesses and injuries related to sports and exercise.

  • Pre-participation Exams (PPE)
  • Injury prevention and treatment
  • Exercise prescription
  • Management of acute and chronic illness and injury
  • Rehabilitation treatments and plans
  • Team coverage: high school football teams; junior college sports at College of the Desert
  • Mass event coverage: San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon
  • Professional sporting event coverage: PGA, ATP, LPGA, WTA
  • MSK Ultrasound training

Clinical time for the fellow includes the following:

  • One clinic per week as sports medicine provider at College of the Desert Sports Medicine
  • One half-day per week of primary care clinic
  • Three half-days with sports medicine faculty
  • Office time with our sports orthopedists team
  • Office time with several orthopedic sub-specialists, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, musculoskeletal radiologists, strength and conditioning specialists and others
  • Weekly training rooms at colleges and high schools and game coverage

Didactic opportunities

The fellows’ clinical experience is supplemented by highly structured weekly didactic sessions with the largest consortium of Sports Medicine Fellow in the county a UC San Diego. These sessions includes sports medicine and orthopedic lectures, anatomy lab, and MSK Ultrasound training. Local monthly journal clubs and dedicated research time round out the educational experience. They will also take an active role in teaching medical students and residents and are expected to attend and present at national sports medicine conferences.

Eisenhower Health Graduate Medical Education (GME)
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