Several factors should go into selecting a sports medicine fellowship. These include clinical factors, research factors and team coverage experience, among others. The most important issue when selecting a sports medicine fellow- ship is to identify individual goals. Without accurately identifying one’s goals, it is impossible to select the right fellowship. Sports medicine fellowships vary greatly; therefore, it is not as important to find the “best” one— assuming that could even be defined—but to find the right fellowship given the individual’s future plans.