Applicants for the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program must be registered with Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) using the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) match rules. All applications are reviewed, and if your application meets our selection criteria, you will receive an e-mail inviting you to contact us to schedule your interview. We encourage applicants to apply earlier in the application process to insure flexibility with interview scheduling. Please contact us is you have questions regarding your application status.
ERAS application must include:
- Common application form
- Personal statement
- Medical school diploma copy
- Certified medical school transcripts
- Present state medical license copy
- USMLE or COMLEX scores. Official copies are accepted.
- Three letters of recommendation
- Residency Program Director
- Two other letters of reference
Interview DaysInterviews are conducted on Thursday’s mid-October through end of November. You will be notified of available interview dates when invited to schedule your interview. We usually schedule three candidates per day. You will receive an itinerary a week before your interview.
Overnight StayShould your interview require that you travel, we ask that you arrive the day or evening before. Our interviews begin at 7:30am on Thursdays. Our applicants are provided hotel accommodations at a local Dublin hotel. Our program will cover the cost of the room for one evening. Our office will handle all reservations. A credit card will be required at check-in for any additional expenses that you may incur.
The Interview DayWe ask that you arrive at our Dublin location at 7:15am. Interviews with the faculty will start at 7:30am and end around 11:00am. Faculty and candidates will go to lunch from 11:30am to 1:00pm. After lunch, we will have a tour of our Dublin facility. Interviews usually end around 2:00pm.
Please keep this in mind when making any travel arrangements. Travel time from Dublin or the hotel to the airport is approximately 20-30 minutes.
Selection ProcessOur department will meet the beginning of December to review the files of all interviewed applicants. The rank order list will be submitted to NRMP in mid-December. Match day is usually the beginning of January.
International GraduatesIn accordance with Nationwide Children’s policy, foreign medical graduates must have a J1 VISA, which will require approval from the Designated Institutional Official and the Sports Medicine Program Director.
We appreciate your interest in our fellowship program and look forward to reviewing your completed application and letters of recommendation.
If you have any questions, please contact Lia Mazzarelli at (614) 355-8730 or Lia.Mazzarelli@NationwideChildrens.org.