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How hard is to get a fellowship in sports medicine (as a family physician ) ?

How hard is to get a fellowship in sports medicine (as a family physician ) ?

Competitive: Another physician implied that because it was not surgical it was easy to get a sports medicine position. I am really not sure what was meant by that comment. Please know that the primary care sports medicine training programs that are accredited and what you want to go to are competitive. The advantage you do have over orthopedics is that there are 112 accredited fp sports programs vs. 95 ortho. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Sports Medicine (Definition)

Sports medicine is a field of study in which a person specializes in checking players for sports readiness, sports injuries and treatments, causes of injuries, ...Read more


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If i want to become a team physician, should I practice family medicine or emergency medicine? I would specialize in sports medicine after.

If i want to become a team physician, should I practice family medicine or emergency medicine? I would specialize in sports medicine after.

Either: Several types of physicians become team physicians, most have additional sports medicine fellowship training. Depends on what you like, fast pace of er, pulling out stethoscope and otoscopes in fp, then there's surgery with orthopaedics, or in-depth musculoskeletal focus of physical medicine ; rehabilitation. All can specialize in sports medicine afterwards. ...Read more

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I'm looking into studying this field in college and becoming a nonsurgical sports medicine physician .. how did you get here? and what was your major?

I'm looking into studying this field in college and becoming a nonsurgical sports medicine physician .. how did you get here? and what was your major?

Physician training: I trained as a physicist both in college and graduate school. Do what you love and then you won't have to work a day in your life. ...Read more

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What does a sports medicine physician treat?

What does a sports medicine physician treat?

Sports injuries: Sports physicians use operative & nonoperative methods to treat mostly acute injuries which may potentially hinder optimum performance of an amateur or professional athlete and/or prevent such injuries. ...Read more

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What is another name for sports medicine physician?

What is another name for sports medicine physician?

Team physician: Lots of different docs can subspecialize in sports medicine... While orthopaedics is common, pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine, physical medicine and rehab, and er all can do fellowships in sports medicine. If you are looking for a good one...Make sure they are fellowship trained. If you really want to make sure they are good with athletes...Check to see if they are a team physician. ...Read more

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What the difference between sports medicine physician and a physical therapist?

What the difference between sports medicine physician and a physical therapist?

Prescribing..: A sports medicine physician had graduated from 4 years of medical school, 3-5 years of residency, 1-2 years of fellowship, and has an md or do degree who can order studies, prescribe pt, prescribe medications, etc. A physical therapist is skilled in hands on physical treatment. If a physical therapist is on health tap they can further comment on the educational duration and background. ...Read more

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Which the difference between sports medicine physician and a physical therapist?

Which the difference between sports medicine physician and a physical therapist?

One Is a doctor: Sports medicine physicians are md or do and have, on average, gone to 4 years of med school, 4-5 years of residency and one year of fellowship. They have the ability to diagnose, treat, perform injections, provide manual therapy, prescribe medication and perform surgery. Physical therapists help with rehab by doing/teaching exercises, manual therapy, modalities, but usually require an rx from md. ...Read more

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Please explain to me the difference between a sports medicine physician and a physical therapist.?

Please explain to me the difference between a sports medicine physician and a physical therapist.?

Physician is a M.D.: A sports medicine physician completes medical school or osteopathic school, an internship/ residency and additional fellowship training in sports medicine. A physical therapist attends physical therapy school following college which is, like medical school, highly competitive. Some will continue training to receive their doctorate in physical therapy. Both are essential to the care of athletes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a sports medicine physician and a sports-centered physical therapist?

Different training: A sports medicine physician completed medical school (4 years), residency (3-5 years), and sports medicine fellowship (1-2 years) and is a doctor who can order tests, prescribe medications, prescribe physical therapy, some give injections, some are surgeons. A physical therapist treats patients with hands on treatments. ...Read more

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Can you give me some suggestions for becoming a sports medicine physician?

Can you give me some suggestions for becoming a sports medicine physician?

Training: Most who choose this pathway start with meaningful training such as orthopedic surgery and physiatry. You can then present your skills to local sports teams as a volunteer for high schools and colleges. As your reputation grows, your identity in this area will grow and eventually you can become known as a 'sports medicine physician'. ...Read more

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