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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A postgraduate perspective of a SEM training programme for undergraduates

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Andrew Shafik (@aaashafik), Guy Evans (@drguyevans) and Ajai Seth (@ajaiseth) Are you a doctor interested in specialty training that incorporates physical activity, exercise, sport and medicine? SEM Training Programme Although BASEM was formed in 1952, SEM was only first recognised as a medical […]

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(USEMS) Q and A with Sam Blanchard: An insight into working in elite sport

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine By Sam Blanchard, Liam Newton, and Jonathan Shurlock Undergraduate Sports and Exercise Medicine Society (USEMS) recently hosted an online Q&A session, via Twitter with Sam Blanchard (@SJBPhysio_sport) – Academy Clinical Lead & International Women’s Lead Physiotherapist for Scottish Rugby Union (SRU). For those who missed it we’ve highlighted […]

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Hey undergrads, research doesn’t bite! Reflections from recent Tom Donaldson Award Winners

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Manroy Sahni and Esther Wright Manroy and Esther, both final year medical students, reflect on why they were motivated to get involved in SEM research and show how far you can take your work. Manroy was the recent winner of the Tom Donaldson […]

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Introducing the Sports and Exercise Medicine Students Association (SEMSA) in Australia

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Jacob Jewson (@jacobjewson, @SEMSA_Vic ) Co-authored by Mitchell Simpson and Jack Cookson (@JackCCookson) Why do we need a student association for sports and exercise medicine in Australia? Sport and exercise medicine is a growing health field across the world, particularly in Australia. Important […]

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To intercalate or not to intercalate…and a few other questions…

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By James Murphy This time last year I was sure that I wanted to intercalate on a Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) course. For those that aren’t familiar with the term, to intercalate means taking a year out of your medical course to study […]

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USEMS 2016 National Student Sports Medicine Conference – The Highlights!

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Tej Pandya The 2016 USEMS Student sports medicine conference was held in Manchester on Saturday 12th November. One hundred and fifty keen students attended from all across the UK -representing many different professions. It was fantastic to see such a high level of […]

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Five pearls from the first Swiss Sports and Exercise Medicine Student’s Day – for future doctors

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Justin Carrard, @Carrard.Justin I am very honored to launch the new Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective blog series. This series will help amplify Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) as a medical specialty in our country. It will also encourage dialogue […]

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The Undergraduate Perspective blog series revitalized – an invitation to all

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Jonathan Shurlock and Manroy Sahni Are you an undergraduate interested in a career in Sports and Exercise Medicine? Or a sportsperson keen on injury surveillance, prevention, and rehabilitation? Do you have a role in healthcare and are passionate about physical activity for your […]

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