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Professional Recognition in Sport and Exercise Medicine Now Available to all Surgeons


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16 Feb 2017

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM) is opening its doors by enabling all medical doctors and specialists with skills in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) to sit a new Membership Exam and apply for membership of the FSEM; the recognised, professional organisation which sets standards in SEM.

The skills base included in SEM; musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine, exercise medicine, physical activity assessment and team care are being increasingly recognised by the NHS and can provide much needed knowledge to help prevent and manage many of the common conditions and diseases seen today. The new FSEM Membership Exam in SEM will provide a national standard for those working in Sport and Exercise Medicine. This will allow those who appoint team doctors, or commission care, to identify those specialists with an appropriate level of training.

Dr Paul D Jackson, President of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, comments: 

"We are pleased to be able to offer all doctors working across the spectrum of Sport and Exercise Medicine, the chance to be part of our specialty via a skills and knowledge based qualification.

"It is important that the FSEM supports the development of doctors working in musculoskeletal medicine, exercise medicine and team care at all levels. This will maintain standards of excellence and best practice for patients, which range from elite athletes to people recovering from illness and injury or managing a long term condition."

The FSEM’s new Membership Exam will provide a national standard for those working in Sport and Exercise Medicine. This will allow those who appoint team doctors, or commission care, to identify doctors with an appropriate level of training. 

Read the full news item on the FSEM website.


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