Pushing the Physical Activity ‘Polypill’ – Cardiff Exercise Medicine Symposium 15th June 2013 (@CSEMSExMed2013)

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Bryn Savill (@BrynSavill)  The evidence behind exercise as medicine is substantial and it can no longer be ignored.1 Prof. Blair (2009) named physical inactivity the “Biggest public health issue of the 21st Century” after discovering that physical inactivity was killing more Americans than smoking, diabetes […]

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Cardiff Olympic SEM Conference: Inspiring the undergraduate generation

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Robert Whitham (@R_Whitham) & Bryn Savill (@BrynSavill) Undergraduate SEM Liam West has persistently publicised how the pathway into SEM is unclear. As emphasised by Joy et al.,1 most undergraduate medical and physiotherapy curricula have little SEM teaching and many students are ill or […]

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SEM student movement – it’s gaining momentum!

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Sean Carmody (@seancardmody1) and Liam West (@Liam_West) There’s been a palpable shift in the attitudes of undergraduates towards Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) in recent years. Well-attended student conferences, with world-class speakers, are a common feature of the calendar, and SEM societies are […]

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Ireland’s Call! A student perspective on SEM in Ireland – now and the future

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Stuart O’Flanagan (@SROFlanagan) Considerable momentum was gathered this past year from students in the UK, championing the cause of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM).  As is often the case with close neighbours, such great noises have not gone unnoticed by your Irish colleagues! […]

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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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