The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine was formed in 1991 to fill a void that has existed in sports medicine from its earliest beginnings. The Founders, who were recognized as expert sports medicine specialists realized there were several physician organizations which support sports medicine; however there had not been a forum specific for primary care non-surgical sports medicine physicians. Now comprised of over 2,000 members, the purpose of the AMSSM is to foster a collegial relationship among dedicated, competent sports medicine specialists, to provide a quality educational resource for AMSSM members, other sports medicine professionals, and the general public to advance the discipline of sports medicine through education, research, advocacy and excellence in patient care.


  • Be part of a national society of sports medicine physicians recognized for their expertise and leadership.
  • Reduced registration at AMSSM conferences
  • Journal subscriptions: (not available to Student members)
    • Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine (online access/optional print subscription)
    • British Journal of Sports Medicine (online access)
    • Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach (online access/print subscription for Active, Associate and Affiliate members/optional benefit for Fellowship and Resident members)
  • AMSSM Newsletter, The Sideline Report
  • Access to online directory of sports medicine physicians throughout the U.S. for collaboration or referral of patients.
  • Listserv and Forums


  • Annual Meeting
  • Case Abstract submission (for presentation at our annual meetings)
  • Research Workshop for Sports Medicine Fellows
  • MSK Ultrasound Courses
  • Advanced Team Physician Course (jointly sponsored by ACSM and AOSSM)


  • Sports Medicine Fellowship listing
  • Universal Application
  • In-Service Training Exam (a comprehensive study tool for the CAQ in Sports Medicine)


  • Research Grants
  • Research Abstract submission (for presentation at our annual meetings)
  • Research Awards (presented at our annual meeting for best research in sports medicine).