(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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A MUST read for any Undergraduate Student considering a career in Sports & Exercise Medicine

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog By Andrew Shafik (@aaashafik) Aberdeen Sports & Exercise Medicine Society@aberdeen_sems recently held its first ever event #ASEMSWelcomeTalk. This general introduction to SEM featured three speakers from varying disciplines: Professor Francis Smith (SEM Consultant), Ashley Armstrong (Sports Physiotherapist) and John Psyllas (Scottish Institute of Sport S&C Coach). […]

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Interested in Sports and Exercise Medicine? Three ‘must dos’ I learnt at the Football Medicine Strategies Conference

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog By Rory Heath (@roryjheath) In a rare moment of free time at the recent Isokinetic “Football Medicine Strategies” Conference, an audience of thirty prospective SEM clinicians gathered to attend an exclusive lunch break Q&A with Dr Peter Brukner and Professor Karim Khan. “How do we get the […]

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Junior doctor contracts and SEM within the NHS: Looking to the future

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog By Jonathan Shurlock With significant advice and assistance from Dr Daniel Broman Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) remains a relatively young specialty within the National Health Service (NHS). During my short time as a medical student, I have witnessed its development into the specialty we […]

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