Sports Medicine

Saint Joseph Hospital Family Medicine Residency offers an optional sports medicine track for residents interested in pursuing a sports medicine fellowship after graduation. The sports medicine track follows the official American Medical Society of Sports Medicine's (AMSSM) Fellowship Preparation Track to give our residents the best chance of successfully matching into a sports medicine fellowship at the end of their residency.

The goal is to provide additional education, training, and exposure to residents on top of the required core education provided at the residency. The track is a longitudinal experience optimally starting early in the intern year. With successful completion of the sports medicine fellowship preparation track, a formal letter signed by the sports medicine faculty and program director will be placed in the resident's permanent file to document the additional training and skills achieved. This summary letter will include a listing of the following activities related to musculoskeletal medicine and sports medicine training: elective rotations, journal club article(s) presented, didactic and case conference(s) presented, sports medicine related scholarly activity, CME conference(s) attended, and procedure log.


  • Dr. Deborah Jacobson M.D.
  • Dr. Michael DaRosa D.O.


  • The sports medicine track will be available to interested 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year residents.
  • Ideally the sports medicine track should be started in the first half of the intern year, but the track may be started later in training up until the 3rd year.


  • Four weeks of dedicated elective time in musculoskeletal and/or sports medicine (within home program or as an away elective).
  • At least one year of longitudinal team physician experience with an area high school team (e.g. football).
  • Participation in medical coverage of at least one mass participation sporting event
  • Presentation at two sports medicine conferences (e.g. AMSSM annual conference, Noon conference at residency).
  • Critical appraisal and presentation of at least one journal club article related to sports medicine.
  • Design and completion of a scholarly project relevant to sports medicine (e.g. original research, clinical quality improvement project, educational quality improvement project, case podium presentation, case poster presentation, systematic review article, FPIN project related to sports medicine topic) and presentation and/or publication of the project within the residency and/or other appropriate local, regional, national forum.
  • Attendance at one national sports medicine CME conference such as AMSSM, ACSM, AOASM.