What is the difference between a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician and a Sports Doctor?
The term ‘Sports Doctor’ does not have a strictly defined meaning. A Sports Doctor is a medical doctor who has an interest in Sport and Exercise Medicine, but has not trained through the Australasian College of Sports Physicians. A Sports Doctor is not a medical specialist. A Sports Doctor may have done some training in Sport and Exercise Medicine ranging from a small amount to a considerable amount. On occasions a Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar or Sport and Exercise Physician will call themselves a sports doctor as it is a term easily recognized by the community.
A Sport and Exercise Physician (previously known as a Sports Physician) is a specialist doctor who has completed all of the training requirements of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians. These include:
- 3 years of work as a general doctor before starting the Sport and Exercise Medicine training program
- Satisfactory completion of the Part 1 entry exam
- Satisfactory entry interview
- At least 4 years of full time training in Sport and Exercise Medicine supervised by fully qualified Sport and Exercise Physicians
- Complete academic modules in bio-mechanics, sport psychology, nutrition, pharmacology and research, and pass the corresponding exams
- Work as team doctor for a high level contact sport team
- Medical coverage of a number of sporting events in a variety of sports
- Completion of an Early Management of Severe Trauma / Sporting Trauma Course
- Satisfactory completion of the Part 2 exit exam
- Research portfolio or primary author of a prospective research project accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed medical journal
- Present at a national or international sports medicine conference
What is the difference between a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician and a Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar?
A Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar is a doctor undergoing specialty training in Sport and Exercise Medicine through the Australasian College of Sports Physicians, who has yet to complete every aspect of the training program. A Senior Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar has completed at least 4 years training in Sport and Exercise Medicine, has passed the Part 2 exit exams, but has the research or other small component of training to complete.
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