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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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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