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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
    http://www.newamssm.org/

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

Major Publications

Back to November 2009 Issue of IMpact

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