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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Football Medicine Strategies: Return to Play Conference, major value for both seasoned SEM pros and students

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog By Sean Carmody (@seancarmody1) “When will they be able to get back playing?” ..That is the question that the medical staff of football clubs attempt to answer most days of their working lives. The question may come from coaches, journalists, agents, supporters, club owners and […]

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Exercise Addiction – too much of a good thing?

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Daniel Taylor-Sweet (@dtaylorsweet) We all know exercise is probably the single best activity to do if you want to keep healthy. On a daily basis we encourage patients to exercise more, persuade ourselves to go to the gym and read the innumerable public […]

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Undergrad intro to Sports Medicine in Ireland, #SEMSEP by @FSEM_IRL: Concussion seminar highlights, and upcoming courses

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series Fiachra Maguire @Fiachra_Maguire The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in Ireland (@FSEM_IRL) began their 3rd successive Structured Educational Programme (#SEMSEP) this past November. The #SEMSEP is comprised of 4 half-day seminars on current topics. Two seminars took place in 2015 (the first on Concussions […]

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Fear of hypoglycaemia is the greatest barrier to exercise in type 1 diabetics: What health professionals need to know

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Manroy Sahni (@manroysahni) A plethora of health benefits are associated with physical activity in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) (Chimen et al., 2012). Thus, it is important to encourage exercise in T1DM as, just like the general population, the majority of these patients […]

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Sudden cardiac death and ECG screening in athletes: what I think juniors need to know!

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Daniel Taylor-Sweet (@dtaylorsweet) Professional athletes are among the most fit on the planet and a group you would not likely associate with sudden cardiac death (SCD). However, each year many professional and amateur athletes alike die from SCD. An athlete dying of SCD […]

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Highlights: IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport – Advanced Team Physicians Course

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series CONFERENCE REPORT By Dr. David Samra & Dr. Liam West (@Liam_West) The IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport (Doha, 4-7 May, 2015) addressed injury prevention, screening, surveillance and evidence-based management for common injuries and illnesses among athletes. The format of the conference […]

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Northern Undergraduate Sports & Exercise Medicine Conference: Call to Action #NUSEMC

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Lysander Gourbault (@lgourbault) Newcastle and Durham Universities, in association with the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine, are proud to host the next Undergraduate Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference. The event will take place on the 10th October 2015 at Newcastle University, […]

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