3 years ago

Sport and exercise medicine in the UK: what juniors should know to get ahead

Are you sick and tired of pushing so many pills to your patient for their various ailments that by 9:15 you can hear them rattling in the corridor? Would you rather empower them to be physically active in a safe, prescribed way to help them manage these diseases and improve their overall health? Exercise medicine might be for you.

Do you want to work with a highly motivated patient demographic that will go above and beyond to overcome illness and injury? Do you want to use your medical knowledge to increase sporting performance, all while being able to escape the clinic and share in some of the world's most iconic sporting moments? Maybe sports medicine is for you. Welcome to the exciting and refreshing approach to medicine offered by the specialty of sports and exercise medicine (SEM); putting the ‘Health’ back into the National Health Service (NHS).


Publisher URL: http://bjsm.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/51/21/1567

DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096631

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