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American Medical Society for Sports Medicine recommended sports ultrasound curriculum for sports medicine fellowships
  1. Jonathan T Finnoff1,2,
  2. David Berkoff3,
  3. Fred Brennan4,
  4. John DiFiori5,
  5. Mederic M Hall6,
  6. Kimberly Harmon7,
  7. Mark Lavallee8,9,10,
  8. Sean Martin11,
  9. Jay Smith12,13,
  10. Mark Stovak14
  1. 1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, USA
  2. 2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  3. 3Department of Orthopedics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  4. 4University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA
  5. Seacoast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA
  6. 5Division of Sports Medicine and Non-Operative Orthopaedics, Department of Family Medicine and Orthopaedics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
  7. 6Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Department of Family Medicine, University of Iowa Sports Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
  8. 7Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  9. 8York Hospital Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, York, Pennsylvania, USA
  10. 9Department of Family and Community Medicine, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
  11. 10Department of Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  12. 11HQ Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base Family Medicine Residency, Florida, USA
  13. 12Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  14. 13Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  15. 14University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, Kansas, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jonathan T Finnoff, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA; Finnoff.jonathan{at}


The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) developed a musculoskeletal ultrasound curriculum for sports medicine fellowships in 2010. As the use of diagnostic and interventional ultrasound in sports medicine has evolved, it became clear that the curriculum needed to be updated. Furthermore, the name ‘musculoskeletal ultrasound’ was changed to ‘sports ultrasound’ (SPORTS US) to reflect the broad range of diagnostic and interventional applications of ultrasound in sports medicine.

This document was created to outline the core competencies of SPORTS US and to provide sports medicine fellowship directors and others interested in SPORTS US education with a guide to create a SPORTS US curriculum. By completing this SPORTS US curriculum, sports medicine fellows and physicians can attain proficiency in the core competencies of SPORTS US required for the practice of sports medicine.

  • Education
  • Ultrasound
  • Sports medicine
  • Tendon
  • Diagnosis
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