About the Program
Discover our comprehensive learning experience.
The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Sports Medicine Fellowship in Las Vegas is one of the premier primary care sports medicine fellowships in the United States. We offer an innovative ACGME accredited sports medicine fellowship through our department of family medicine.
Fellows experience a diverse learning program designed to train individuals balanced in knowledge of musculoskeletal injuries, connective tissue disorders, exercise physiology and medical conditions specific to athletes. Through our intimate affiliation with the athletic department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, fellows enjoy the unique opportunity to provide team coverage at the Division Ⅰ collegiate level.
Take the next step in mastering the skills you need to become a leader in sports medicine.
Accredited: 2004 by the ACGME
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Affiliation: Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
Duration: One year
Salary: View Info
Application Deadline: Nov. 1
Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Sports Medicine Fellows gain extensive clinical experience in the care of musculoskeletal disorders through longitudinal training at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas athletic center and primary care sports medicine care centers. Fellows rotate with general orthopedists, sports orthopaedists, orthopaedists specializing in foot, ankle and hand disorders, neurosurgeons, and orthopaedists trained in pediatric sports medicine.
Why choose the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV?
- The Kerkorian School of Medicine's sports medicine program director is the medical director and head team physician for University of Nevada, Las Vegas athletics, offering unparalleled learning opportunities.
- Our innovative program is leading the way as the first orthopaedic sports medicine program in Nevada.
- Fellows, alongside the program director, will work intimately with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Division Ⅰ athletic program.
- In addition to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, we also have an exceptionally strong clinical experience.
- Our specialty preceptors are highly trained, easily approachable, and many have extensive publication and speaking backgrounds.
- 100 percent of our School of Medicine, Las Vegas sports medicine fellows have successfully passed their CAQ exam on the first attempt.
- Each of our fellows has enjoyed multiple employment opportunities. We currently have fellows in academics, private practice and the urgent care setting.
What is the association with University of Nevada, Las Vegas athletics?
The program director, Dr. Rosenberg, is directly employed by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as the medical director and head team physician. The fellowship is intimately linked to the school's athletics through this relationship.
What is the timeframe and deadline?
Applications are accepted through ERAS®. ERAS opens in July and applications are accepted through Nov. 1. Applications are reviewed as received and interviews begin in the fall. Successful applicants must qualify for board certification in family medicine and licensure in the state of Nevada.
How many slots are available?
We interview approximately 8-10 applicants and accept 1 fellow per academic year via the match.
What are we looking for in an applicant?
- Applicants should demonstrate interest in sports medicine and acumen to succeed.
- Applicants should express the unique qualifications of family medicine trained physicians in the field of sports medicine.
- Applicants should demonstrate an appreciation for the diversity of sports medicine.
Learn more and get to know us
We offer interested medical students and residents a 2-4 week sports medicine rotation with us. This is a great opportunity to learn more about sports medicine and to get to know us better. Please contact us as early as possible to arrange a rotation.
How to Apply
All applicants must complete the following requirements:
- Successful completion of accredited 3-year family medicine residency
- Complete AMSSM application (you may download the application on the AMSSM website)
- Three letters of recommendation, including one from your residency program director
- Copies of all USMLE scores
- Letter of interest and personal statement
Sports Medicine Fellowship: Las Vegas
We offer a multitude of educational opportunities designed to support fellows in their mastery of the skills required to be successful in Sports Medicine.
Didactics take place every Monday evening and cover topics pertinent to primary care sports medicine and the CAQ sports medicine examination. The Fellow is expected to present 1-2 times per month at didactics. The fellow will also lecture School of Medicine students on sports medicine topics.
Sports medicine fellows are expected to present a case presentation at the AMSSM annual meeting and are expected to complete a scholarly project during the course of the year.
The CAQ sports medicine examination preparation will consist of weekly didactic lectures, assigned readings and completion of the CAQ sports medicine in-training exam.
Rotations and Clinical Experience
Each rotation is one month in length.
- Primary Care Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas athletic training room
- Orthopedic sports medicine
- Hand surgery
- Pediatric orthopedics
- Musculoskeletal radiology
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Student Health Center
- Primary Care Continuity Clinic at the School of Medicine Family Medicine Patient Care Center, Las Vegas
- Primary Care Sports Medicine Clinic at the School of Medicine Family Medicine Patient Care Center, Las Vegas and Patient Care Center, Henderson
Fellows will also have the opportunity to learn and perform diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injections.
Sports and Event Coverage
- UNLV home men's and women's basketball games
- UNLV home football games and one away football game
- UNLV home men's and women's soccer games
- Mountain West Conference men's and women's basketball tournaments
- Western Athletic Conference (WAC) men's basketball tournament
- Pacific-12 (PAC-12) Conference men's basketball tournament
- Multiple opportunities to cover mass participation events, such as the Red Rock Marathon and local triathlons.