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Resident Elective in Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Rotation for Residents Outside of UCLA

The UCLA Division of Sports Medicine provides a two week elective for second and third year residents interested in gaining more experience in primary care sports medicine and fellowship training. Highlights of the elective experience and requirements are noted below.

Sports Medicine Elective Highlights

Working closely with the UCLA Sports Medicine faculty and fellows in the Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery in high volume sports medicine clinics and pediatric fracture clinic. Athletic training room experience with Division I collegiate athletes at the UCLA Acosta Athletic Training Center, as well as local high school injury clinics.

Attending weekly multidisciplinary sports medicine didactic sessions with faculty and fellows in primary care sports medicine, as well as orthopaedic surgery, musculoskeletal radiology and physical therapy.

Opportunity to participate in the medical coverage of various athletic events (depending on time of year of rotation).

Assisting with pre-participation physical exams (depending on the time of year of rotation).

Attendance in the UCLA multi-disciplinary sports medicine meeting for the high risk athlete with sport psychology and sports nutrition staff.

Rotation Requirements

  1. Residents who anticipate applying for sports medicine fellowships are welcome, as well as those wanting to gain more sports medicine experience.
  2. Residents applying for the elective must be in the fields of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, or emergency medicine.
  3. A brief statement is requested by the resident that describes their interest in participating in the UCLA sports medicine rotation, including whether or not they are interested in pursuing a sports medicine fellowship.
  4. Residents must provide a letter of good standing from their residency program director, as well as specification of medical liability coverage during the rotation.
  5. Availability to rotate during the last two weeks of the month (for the majority of months in the year).


Please complete the application form and forward it to:

Alicja Martins
Program Coordinator
UCLA Sports Medicine Fellowship
1920 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year. The deadline to apply for a rotation scheduled between July and December 2014 is May 15, 2014. The decisions will be made by May 30, 2014. The deadline to apply for a rotation scheduled between January and June 2015 is December 15, 2014. The decisions will be made by December 31, 2014. The UCLA Sports Medicine faculty and fellows look forward to working with you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Housing or transportation is not provided and will need to be arranged by the resident in advance. A list of nearby accommodations will be provided upon request. The resident is encouraged to have a car for attendance to the various clinics and sports medicine experiences during the rotation.

A white coat for the university clinics is recommended.

Please contact Alicja Martins if you are interested in learning more about the UCLA Sports Medicine elective opportunity.