Welcome to the San Jose – O’Connor Hospital Sports Medicine Fellowship Website. This site includes detailed information about our fellowship program as outlined in the sidebar. Please feel free to contact me if you need further information or have additional questions.
Michael Henehan, DO
Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
The Program was started in 1990 at San Jose Medical Center. Our academic affiliation is with Stanford University. This program was one of the first to go through the ACGME accreditation process in 1996. Also, in 1996 we added a second fellowship position for emergency medicine trained physicians and have continued with two positions since that time. In 2004 San Jose Medical Center was closed and the fellowship and family medicine residency programs transitioned to O’Connor Hospital, another community hospital in the San Jose Area. Both the Fellowship and Residency Program are ACGME accredited.
Emergency Medicine and Primary Care Positions
We have two fellowship positions, one for primary care (Family Medicine, Pediatrics, or Internal Medicine) and one for Emergency Medicine trained physicians. The fellows interact on a regular basis for academic activities such as journal club, sports medicine forum, research activities and sports medicine clinics. However, each fellow is assigned to a different clinical setting for his team physician experience. This separation of clinical activities allows for each fellow to get the most from their training sites. The Primary Care Fellow is assigned to a high school, San Jose State University and works with the San Jose Sabercats. The Emergency Medicine Fellow is assigned to a different high school, works with Menlo College, the San Jose Sharks and San Jose Sabercats. This system provides each fellow with a similar , but separate experience at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.
We use the common application and participate in the National Residency Match Program. Out application deadline is September 30. We Interview during the months of November and December. We generally have three interview days and interview 4-5 candidates each day. The interview day starts with an overview of the program followed by individual interviews with the Residency Director, Fellowship Program Director and the current fellows. This is followed by a facilities tour.
The current salary is $56,000/year plus benefits. The benefit package includes full medical and dental coverage as well as disability benefits. Each fellow receives a $200 book fund, $2000 educational meeting fund and reimbursement of the California medical license fee if the fellow is not already licensed in California.
Working on a research project is a requirement of the fellowship program. Fellows have the option of participating in an ongoing research project or design and implement a project of their own. It is our goal to have the fellow co-author at least one publication during the fellowship year.
Affiliated Family Medicine Residency Program
San Jose – O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program (affiliated with Stanford University) is the sponsoring academic institution. The fellows are actively involved in teaching residents and medical students. Please check with the San Jose – O’Connor Family Medicine Residency Program website.