SCOI Fellowship Program

Welcome to the SCOI Fellowship Program in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and Reconstructive Surgery.

This fellowship emphasizes a well-integrated approach to the diagnosis and management of the athlete in the clinic, on the field, and in the OR.

Surgical experience is broad, including areas of knee, shoulder, wrist, elbow, foot, and ankle, with special emphasis on arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, and reconstructive shoulder and knee surgery.

The fellow actively participates in and plans conferences, instructional courses, and research activities. State-of-the-art clinical, audiovisual, and research facilities as well as an extensive library of videotapes, slides, articles, and books are available.

Benefits of the Fellowship Program:

  • The stipend is $60,000.
  • The fellow is provided malpractice insurance, hospital and medical insurance (for self and dependents), and two weeks of vacation.
  • The fellow is sponsored at two continuing education/academic courses.
  • Accreditation: This fellowship is ACGME accredited.


  1. Applicants must have completed an approved orthopedic residency.
  2. For the 2020-2021 fellowship year, SCOI is participating in the Fellowship Match. All applications must be submitted via the San Francisco Match Web site at No applications should be mailed directly to SCOI.
  3. Interviews for the 2020-2021 year were held on January 12, 2019.


Deadline for the 2020-2021 year was November 1, 2018.

The program is a 53-week duration from August 1 to August 8 of the following year.

Program Contact Information

Richard D. Ferkel, MD—Fellowship Director
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Phone: (818) 901-6600 Ext. 1526
Fax: (818) 901-6660


2019 Fellowship Interview Powerpoint


SCOI Fellows: Go to the Fellowship Alumni page (E-Mail Eleanor for password)