ACVSMR resident training programs provide the foundation for a candidate to take the board-certification examination leading to Diplomate status. In addition to completing the core curriculum and other residency training program requirements, it is the responsibility of the resident, under the guidance of the active diplomate resident program director, to achieve the following goals:
Working to achieve these goals supports the spirit of the residency standards and the excellence that is expected of a residency training program.
Candidate must publish at least one manuscript in the field of sports medicine and rehabilitation to be accepted for the credentialing exam of ACVSMR. The journal must be either on the approved journal list or if the candidate wishes to submit to a journal not on the list, that journal needs to be approved by the residency committee.
Click here for the approved journal list.
All residents must submit an Annual Progress Report in accordance with the Guidelines associated with residency training program. The Credentials and Residency Committee will evaluate the Annual Progress Report and recommendations and requirements will be forwarded to the resident and their resident program director.
Progress reports are due by August 1st each year and should include the entire residency training exeperiences.
The annual report consists of:
Once a resident fulfills the requirements of an ACVSMR residency training program and have an accepted for publication manuscript, applicants submit credentials for the board-certification examination. Credentials must be received by midnight, August 1st of the calendar year prior to the examination (examinations are generally held in January or February and specific exam information is released annually).
The following forms must be uploaded as part of credential submission, and the credentials submission fee listed below must be paid.
After an applicant submits credentials and receives confirmation that they are approved, an applicant must submit the Examination Registration Form and pay the examination fee. Exam registrations and payment are due by midnight Mountain Time (MT), October 1, annually.
Please do not submit the registration form or payment before credentials are approved. Once the examination registration form and payment are submitted, an applicant will receive details regarding the examination for the upcoming year.
To prepare for the examination, applicants may wish to review the following rubrics and reading lists:
The 2020 board-certification examination will be held February 5-7, 2020 in Fort Collins, Colorado.
To register for the exam complete the following by October 1: