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Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Sports Medicine

The Discipline
The discipline of sports medicine primarily concerns itself with the emergency assessment and care of acutely injured athletes, diagnosis, treatment and management of common sports injuries and illnesses, management of medical problems of the athlete, rehabilitation of ill and injured athletes, and exercise as treatment.

Training
Sports Medicine fellowship training requires 12 months of accredited training beyond general internal medicine residency.

Certification
The Sports Medicine Certification Program is jointly developed by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).

Major Professional Societies
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
11639 Earnshaw
Overland Park, KS 66210
Phone: (913) 327-1415
Web site: http://www.newamssm.org/

American College of Sports Medicine
401 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3233
Phone: (317) 637-9200
Web site: http://www.acsm.org

Major Publications
Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine

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