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Subspecialty Careers: Sports Medicine

Subspecialty Careers: 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.

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

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

  • American College of Sports Medicine
    401 West Michigan Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46202-3233
    Phone: (317) 637-9200

Major Publications

Back to August 2011 Issue of IMpact

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