Genomics and Epigenetics: What’s their role in SEM?

By Jonathan Shurlock (@J_Shurlock) Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series Genomics Genomic approaches to research in medicine and SEM are not a novel concept. Indeed, Claude Bouchard has previously explored the role of exercise genomics in a BSJM editorial from 2015.[1] One of the key points suggested is that the impact […]

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Working at my first major sport event! Reflections from the London 2017 Athletics Championships

By Tej Pandya  Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series The 2017 World Athletics Championships were held in London between the 4th and 13th August. I was fortunate to be selected as part of the medical services providing medical care to athletes, workforce, and IAAF representatives. Below are a few thoughts I […]

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Top tips from around the globe: Undergraduate medical electives in SEM

 Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series A medical elective is a placement undertaken away from medical school usually in the fourth or fifth year of study. Although it can be very tempting, this shouldn’t be viewed solely as an opportunity to lounge in the sun, dipping your feet in the pool […]

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Paraceta-MORE: The increasing over-reliance on painkillers in sport

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Adil Iqbal  Rugby World magazine ran an article back in April which really got me thinking. The article focused on painkiller use in rugby featuring a prominent ex-professional player’s first-hand account of frequent painkiller use and all the issues he was now suffering from(1). […]

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Inspiring the next generation in sports medicine: Utilising the USEMS e-publication to bridge the knowledge gap between student and clinician

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Liam Newton @newton_liam  and Sean Carmody @seancarmody1  Today’s sports medicine clinicians have a wealth of quality educational resources on tap. The British Journal of Sports Medicine blog series, podcasts and original articles are easy examples to cite. They are also complimented nicely by many others […]

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Premier league injury watch – same old story?

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Jonathan Shurlock (@J_Shurlock) A new football season is upon us, with the premier league back in action alongside the lower divisions which recently kicked off. Already much of the focus is on who is going to be contending for the premier league title this […]

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Mental health of elite young athletes: spot and support them before it’s too late

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Johnson Pok-Him Tam (@tamph4) and Manroy Sahni (@manroysahni) Elite sport is results driven. Each generation of new athletes is pushing themselves to new limits, to reach new heights and eclipse records set by their predecessors. But what impact can this constant cauldron of pressure […]

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Duty of care and the relevance of occupational health in professional sport

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Manroy Sahni (@manroysahni)   Performance vs Safety Team success, winning and performance are undoubtedly at the heart of elite sport. The concept of “marginal gains” and the pursuit of miniscule improvements that ultimately tip the balance between winning and losing mean that “performance” […]

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Going viral with key SEM messages

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Jonathan Shurlock (@J_Shurlock) This blog looks at ‘viral’ spread. No, not the relationship between viral infections and athletes that have been explored previously, 1,2 but rather viral SEM messages in social media. The term ‘viral media’ was first used by Douglas Rushkoff to […]

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A (resource packed!) overview of Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) intercalated degree courses

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By James Murphy This blog follows up my previous post where I broadly discussed intercalation FAQs (READ IT HERE). Here, I intend to give medical students interested in intercalating in SEM an overview of their different options. I provide, to the best of my ability, […]

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