Program Mission and Aims



The goal of the Boston Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program is to train fellows in the field of sports medicine and arthroscopy and graduate fellows with the knowledge, critical analysis, operative skills, and attitudes needed to become excellent orthopedic sports medicine surgeons who are able to make the best treatment decisions for their patients. It is the goal that graduated fellows have acquired superior and advanced expertise in the field of orthopedic sports medicine/shoulder surgery and are able to take care of patients and athletes of all ages. The program seeks to train fellows from diverse backgrounds to become leaders in their field. Faculty are dedicated teachers, advisors, and mentors who are committed to helping fellows establish a strong foundation upon which to build their future practices.



What do our trainees do when they graduate?

  • Most of our fellows go into private practice

What patient populations do we serve?

  • Urban/suburban/rural
  • Cultures (race, ethnicity, religion, immigrant-legal/illegal…)
  • Hospital-based vs community-based practices
  • Insured/uninsured/types of insurance
  • Patient access to health care (private car, public transportation, other)

Our goal is to provide a program which provides individual growth opportunities, teaches clinical competency, and fosters administrative, research, and mentoring skills. We encourage fellows to understand and develop their own learning styles and we guide fellows as they establish strong foundations upon which to build their future practice. We use the strengths and motivations of adult learners to encourage development of lifelong habits encompassing the six core competencies. The philosophy of the Boston Medical Center’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program is based on the triad of patient care, education, and research. While patient care remains the program’s first priority, all three elements are integral components of a comprehensive educational experience.