Pathways to A Career in Sports Medicine

Pathways to a Career in Sports Medicine details the various paths an individual can take to become involved in sports medicine from an orthopaedic surgeon and team physician through physical therapist, athletic trainer and psychologist. The descriptions in the brochure are intended as general guidelines toward a career in sports medicine. Speaking with a guidance counselor may shed light on additional information and local resources.

Sports Medicine Field Manual

The must-have resource for immediate, reliable information for the treatment of athletes at the point of care and beyond.

The information you need to care for your athletes on and off the field. The Sports Medicine Field Manual is a downloadable resource, developed in partnership with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). Each section was written by a collaborative team of experts, including orthopaedic surgeons, athletic trainers and primary care physicians with experience in caring for athletes at all levels.
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Pre-Participation Physical Exam

The overarching goal in performing a pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE) is to promote the health and safety of the athlete in training and competition. The PPE provides the medical background on which physical activity decisions will be made by the individual athlete's physician or the team physician and associated medical staff.

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Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU)

Orthopaedic Knowledge Update brings together the most relevant literature and the latest research from the past five years. Top notch experts collaborate on this succinct review of pertinent advances in sports medicine. There are currently two versions, OKU 4 and OKU 5 available. 

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