Hi, just wanted to get some ideas from people in the know if possible?
Im currently completing a BSc Sport and Exercise over here in the UK. However, due to certain lecturers being pains and messing around i began to read around the sport injury/orthopaedic (with the main emphasis upon non-surgical doctor) aspects of sport medicine. This has resulted in a 'slight' career change, in the fact that this is an area i wish to pursue.
Therefore, is it possible upon completion of this degree (currently in the 2nd year and working at a 1st/2.1 level) to transfer onto a sport medicine postgrad or onto the later stages of an undergrad out in America? Also which colleges and univeristies should i be looking at? Also are there any certificates and experience which would help my application to stand out?
Many thanks for taking the time to read this post, and also for any replies with advice.
Post by Benson Scott, M.D. on Jul 22, 2008 22:55:04 GMT -6
Hey there... I'm not very clear on the education process in the UK, but here in the United States, you first finish your undergraduate degree (college) with a focus on the sciences to prepare for the medical school admitance test. Then you apply to medical school(s) and after being accepted, you complete four years of training. You can then have to complete "residency" training in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation which is another 3 years. Finally near the end of residency training you apply for one extra year of "fellowship" training in Sports Medicine leading ultimately to a career in (non-surgical) Sports Medicine.
Any experience in the medical field looks good on an application.