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Is sports medicine a specialty?


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Jan 25, 2004
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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.


16th centry dutch painter
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Feb 27, 2003
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.
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