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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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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