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A Delphi developed syllabus for the medical specialty of sport and exercise medicine
  1. David Humphries1,
  2. Rod Jaques2,3,
  3. Hendrik Paulus Dijkstra4
  4. on behalf of the International Syllabus in Sport and Exercise Medicine Group (ISSEMG)
    1. 1 School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    2. 2 Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Edinburgh, UK
    3. 3 English Institute of Sport, London, UK
    4. 4 Department of Sports Medicine, Aspetar Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar
    1. Correspondence to Dr David Humphries, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia; sportsmedicine{at}outlook.com.au

    Abstract

    Training in the medical specialty of sport and exercise medicine is now available in many, but not all countries. Lack of resources may be a barrier to the development of this important specialty field and the International Syllabus in Sport and Exercise Medicine Group was convened to reduce one potential barrier, the need to develop a syllabus. The group is composed of 17 sport and exercise medicine specialists residing in 12 countries (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Qatar, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and USA). This paper presents the first phase of this project covering the domains and general learning areas of a specialist training syllabus in sport and exercise medicine.

    • Education
    • Sports And Exercise Medicine

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    Footnotes

    • Contributors All listed authors have contributed substantially to the concept design, writing and review of this paper. The collaborators listed were involved in the Delphi process which produced the data compiled in this paper.

    • Competing interests None declared.

    • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

    • Collaborators Assoc Prof Irfan M Asif (USA), Prof Mark Batt (UK), Prof Mats Borjesson (Sweden), Dr H Paul Dijkstra (Qatar), Prof Bert Fields (USA), Dr Boris Gojanovic (Switzerland), Dr David Humphries (Australia), Prof Christa Janse Van Rensburg (Sth Africa), Dr Rod Jaques (UK), Prof Nahar Azmi Mahomed (Malaysia), Assoc Prof Margot Mountjoy (Canada), Dr Tvisha Parikh (India), Dr Diana Robinson (Australia), Assoc Prof Robert Sallis (USA), Prof Martin Schwellnus (Sth Africa), Dr Padraig Sheeran (Ireland), Dr Els Stolk (Netherlands).

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