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SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
Sports medicine physicians have specialized training in the field in medicine that deals with sport or exercise-related injuries. Their primary focus is on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries that occur during sports and other
To pursue the primary care sports medicine path, the doctor applies for a 1-2 year sports medicine fellowship program. During fellowship training for primary care doctors, a great deal of time is spent learning more about sports injuries. Time is spent in orthopedic surgeons' offices, as well as assisting in orthopedic surgery. Primary care doctors won't become surgeons, but it's helpful that they learn firsthand about the various surgeries that some of their patients may need. Another important aspect of sports medicine fellowships involves being a team doctor for a local high school and/or college, gaining experience in the training room as well as on the field.
I love the idea of it being me against nature and being the one thing stopping. Its being the combination of my knowledge, instinct and practical skill that makes a difference. I want to be able to be able to walk into any situation and be able to take control of it, like an accident or else, where you can tell someone to do something - phone for an ambulance or anything else of that matter-and there is something in the way that you say it that makes people feel able to do it no matter what else is going on around them. I want to be able to go home at the end of the day and think that today I saved a person's life or help them, someone will remember me because I did something right.