FMED 9420 Sports Medicine



R. Baker
Completion of Core Clerkships.

Sports Medicine is a body of knowledge and broad area of health care which includes (1) exercise as an essential component of health throughout life, (2) medical management and supervision of recreational and competitive athletes and all other who exercise, and (3) exercise for the prevention and treatment of disease.

A physician with significant specialized training in both the treatment and prevention of illness and injury, the Sports Medicine Specialist helps patients maximize function and minimize disability and time away from sports, work, or school and is a leader of the Sports Medicine team, which also may include specialty physicians and surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, other personnel, and the athlete. Students have the opportunity to see patients in the outpatient setting as well as accompany attending and fellow during training room visits. Students will be expected to attend sporting events and write up appropriate cases with the assistance of the attending.