Ireland’s Call! A student perspective on SEM in Ireland – now and the future

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Stuart O’Flanagan (@SROFlanagan) Considerable momentum was gathered this past year from students in the UK, championing the cause of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM).  As is often the case with close neighbours, such great noises have not gone unnoticed by your Irish colleagues! […]

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Exercise physiologists and chronic disease management in North America: A role of importance

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Lisa Campkin (@LisaCampkin) Recently, the term ‘Exercise is Medicine’ was copyrighted by the American College of Sports Medicine. This particular initiative in exercise medicine focuses on the role of clinicians in helping increase their patients’ physical activity levels. Exercise is Medicine has growing […]

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Public Health experience in SEM training – why is it important?

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A BJSM blog series) By Dr Jim Kerss Why public health? Was a surprisingly common question asked of me when I explained to my friends, family and colleagues that I was working in Public Health as part of my Sport & Exercise Medicine training. Thus, my aim of […]

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Images wanted for BJSM clinical quizzes!

Images wanted! Have you ever come across a patient’s condition that looks so interesting, you want to share it with your colleagues? From now on: please do (with consent of course)! We have the perfect platform for sharing noteworthy cases and conditions. And, good news — it’s not much work for you to contribute. You […]

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Suicide, sport and medicine: more education and awareness needed for athletes’ mental health

By Dr. Kerry Lang I was very interested to read Dominic Malcolm and Andrea Scott’s BJSM editorial on suicide, sport and medicine (2012) and agree that more attention should be paid to the psychological welfare of athletes. I am a doctor, albeit not a psychiatrist, and have also been part of the British triathlon team since 2005. On several […]

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Medical students and sports medicine – The desperate need for improved access to mentors

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Matthew Gray You may well have read the recent blog post or listened to the even more recent podcast featuring Cardiff medical student and Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) enthusiast Liam West. Although heavily summarising, Liam’s overarching conclusion was that students interested in […]

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Sports Medicine: Inspiring the next generation (Part 2 of 2)

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series  By Liam West (@Liam_West) & Dr. Peter Brukner (@PeterBrukner) The second of this two part interview series exploring the field of Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) is with Dr. Peter Brukner (PB). He is a world renowned name in SEM, co-authors Clinical Sports Medicine […]

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Exercise Medicine: Inspiring the next generation, an interview with Dr. Mike Loosemore (Part 1 of 2)

By Liam West (@Liam_West) & Dr. Mike Loosemore Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine (a BJSM blog series) The field of Sport & Exercise Medicine has two distinct areas. Namely, Exercise Medicine and Sports Medicine. To gain insights and get tips for students looking to follow in their footsteps, I interviewed two influential figures pushing the […]

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Undergraduate curricula: An opportunity for progress (requires your help!)

By Dr David White Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A twice-monthly Guest Blog) Participate in a new and interesting opportunity to help embed physical activity for health within medical undergraduate training. Drive this initiative forward by taking a few simple steps — outlined at the end of this blog. At the recent Faculty of Sport […]

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Physical inactivity in Nigeria: A short analysis (part 2 of 2)

Guest blog by Damilola Alawode (@DAlawode)  Read part 1 here In Nigeria, government policies (e.g., policies that might influence health) can arise at three levels. There is the Federal Government, state governments, and local governments. Local governments tend to follow the policy laid down by state governments. Though there is a national health promotion draft policy, […]

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