What is the difference, in relation to types of care provided, between a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician (Physiatry), and a Primary Care Sports Physician (Family Doctor with a fellowship in Sports Medicine)?
HussainGQ said:This question might have been answered in the above posts, but I was not able to catch it. What advantages would a physician having done a residency in Internal Medicine, or Family practice have in not only successfuly completing a sports med. fellowship, but also being a successful sports and rehab doc as well??
Also, for somebody who hopes to work for a sports team (either hockey, basketball etc.), would going the IM or family practice route be ideal, or would they be more successful if they went through pM&R residency.
PMRQUESTION said:I understand the PM&R establishment is petitioning the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to allow PM&R trained docs to sit for the CAQ in sports med. Anyone know when we'll know something? Does it matter?