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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Sport & Exercise Medicine in Scotland- Lets capitalise on Glasgow 2014

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Hannah Preston I agree with Liam’s blog on the state of Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) at an undergraduate level. Unfortunately the same problems face medical students interested in SEM here in Scotland. To date the only insight into SEM for students has […]

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Benefits and barriers: Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) conferences through the eyes of a student

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Holly Weaver The consensus amongst my peers was that being a team doctor in the Olympics would make a ‘Top 5 jobs in the world’ list. You may therefore be surprised to hear then that it is relatively easy to progress through undergraduate […]

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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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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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To train or not to train for SEM – the medical student dilemma

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Liam West (@Liam_West) Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) in the United Kingdom is rapidly gaining medical students’ recognition as a potentially attractive career. However, several barriers exist facing students interested in SEM that they may need to overcome before leaping into the […]

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Undergraduate perspective on sports and exercise medicine: a BJSM Blog feature and opportunity to contribute!

By Liam West (@Liam_West) Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) is gaining recognition worldwide as an important medical specialty. Sports medicine involves the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders & medical issues related to exercise, while exercise medicine aims to use increased physical activity to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. This […]

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