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Is sports medicine a specialty?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by hilikus, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. hilikus

    hilikus Senior Member
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    Please forgive my lack of knowledge on this subject but I was just curious.
     
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    Not one in the sense of something you go into residency for, but after residency there are fellowships available. Sports medicine is kind of broad, and there is a lot of leeway in a career path down that road. You can do ortho, pm&r, or even FP and from that point do a fellowship in sports med related to your specialization. It all depends on what level you want to deal with athletes: surgery and acute injury treatment, rehabilitation and pain management, or primary, non-surgical treatment.

    I want to go into sports med and am still in learning about all this; I would recommend just surfing and searching in order to learn more.
     
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  3. carrigallen

    carrigallen 16th centry dutch painter
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    Yes =)

    It is a fellowship training done after you do a regular residency.

    For example, family practice has a sports medicine fellowship, I'm not sure how long it is, maybe 2 years.
     
  4. coachB

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    most fp sports fellowships are one year. ucla is two. that is the only exception that i am aware of.
     

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