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Application process

All fellowship position openings (two) are offered through the NRMP. All application materials must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Please submit your application and the following supporting documentation via the ERAS system:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Letters of recommendation – three, one of which should be from your residency program director
  • Medical school diploma
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical student performance evaluation
  • Personal statement
  • Photograph of yourself
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • AMSSM Code of Ethics, which should be emailed directly to the program coordinator

Early submission of application materials is encouraged, so please see the ERAS timelines for deadlines.


The applicant must be currently enrolled in, or have graduated from, an ACGME-accredited Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or OMT/Neuromuscular Medicine Residency.

If the applicant is accepted and appointed to the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program–Rockford, the following are required prior to starting:

  • Illinois medical licenses
  • DEA license
  • BLS and ACLS certifications
  • Immunization records

Please note that Mercyhealth will reimburse expenses for fellow's Illinois medical license, DEA license and other required certifications.