About Our Sports Medicine Fellowship

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Vacant sports fieldThe goal of the MacNeal Hospital Sports Medicine Fellowship is to train fellows to provide excellent care to people of all ages who are physically active. Experiences are included that focus on the evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of activity-related injuries as well as non-musculoskeletal conditions in athletes.

Fellowship graduates should possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to serve as a team physician, cover mass events, counsel their patients about regular physical activity, and manage medical and orthopaedic conditions arising from such activity.

Eligibility: Applications are accepted from residents in, or graduates of, accredited residencies in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and PM&R.

Length: 1 year

Number of Fellows: 2

Application Process: We accept applications through ERAS - Electronic Residency Application Service and participate in the NRMP match.

Clinical Experiences: Map of Sites

  • Sports Medicine
    • Center for Sports and Performance at MacNeal Hospital
    • Loyola University Medical Center
    • University of Chicago
  • General Family Medicine or Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
    • Family Medicine Center

Core Rotations

  • Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Hand Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Orthopedics
  • Women's Health
  • Interventional Pain Managment
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology

Teaching Responsibilities

The fellow provides teaching to medical students and family medicine residents in the family medicine clinic and sports medicine clinic. The fellow regularly presents at the fellowship didactic conference as well as the family medicine residency conferences.

Educational Opportunities

  • Educational leave – 5 days per year
  • Weekly sports medicine conferences
  • Family practice conferences
  • Funded CME for sports medicine


The fellow will be expected to investigate a topic of interest in depth which will result in a tangible project, such as an article of publishable quality, a presentation at a national or local academic meeting, etc. The fellow is sent each year to the AMSSM Fellows Research Conference.

Leave Policy – 3 weeks of vacation per year

Benefits – malpractice, medical, and dental insurance

For more information contact Minnie Fonseca at 708-783-3913 or by email at Minelva.Fonseca@luhs.org.