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Delphi developed syllabus for the medical specialty of sport and exercise medicine: part 2
  1. David Humphries1,2,
  2. Rod Jaques3,4,
  3. H Paul Dijkstra5,6,
  4. Irfan Asif7,
  5. Mark E Batt4,8,
  6. Mats Borjesson9,
  7. Emin Ergen10,
  8. Celeste Geertsema10,
  9. Boris Gojanovic11,
  10. Anca Ionescu12,
  11. Dina Christina (Christa) Janse van Rensburg13,
  12. Constance Lebrun14,
  13. Nahar Azmi Mohamed15,
  14. Margo Mountjoy16,17,
  15. Tvisha Parikh18,
  16. Diana Robinson19,
  17. Robert Sallis20,
  18. Martin Schwellnus21,
  19. Padraig Sheeran22
  1. 1School of Medicine, University of Tasmania Faculty of Health, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  2. 2Past President, Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3Sports Medicine, English Institute of Sport, London, UK
  4. 4Past President, Faculty of Sport And Exercise Medicine, Edinburgh, UK
  5. 5Medical Education, Aspetar Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
  6. 6Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  7. 7Department of Family and Community Medicine, UAB, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  8. 8Centre for Sport, Exercise & Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  9. 9Center for Health and Performance, Goteborgs universitet Sahlgrenska Akademin, Goteborg, Sweden
  10. 10Sports Medicine, Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
  11. 11Sports Medicine, Swiss Olympic Medical Center, Hopital de la Tour, Meyrin, Geneva, Switzerland
  12. 12Sports Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
  13. 13Sport Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute & Section Sports Medicine, University of Pretoria Faculty of Health Sciences, Pretoria, South Africa
  14. 14Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  15. 15Sports Medicine, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
  16. 16Family Medicine, McMaster University Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  17. 17Bureau, FINA, Lausanne, Switzerland
  18. 18Sports Medicine, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  19. 19Chair of Curriculum Committee, Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  20. 20Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Fontana, California, USA
  21. 21Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute, University of Pretoria Faculty of Health Sciences, Pretoria, South Africa
  22. 22Past Dean, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr David Humphries, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania Faculty of Health, Hobart 7000, Tasmania, Australia; sportsmedicine{at}outlook.com.au

Abstract

Training in the medical specialty of sport and exercise medicine (SEM) is available in many, but not all countries. In 2015, an independent Delphi group, the International Syllabus in Sport and Exercise Medicine Group (ISSEMG), was formed to create a basic syllabus for this medical specialty. The group provided the first part of this syllabus, by identifying 11 domains and a total of 80 general learning areas for the specialty, in December 2017. The next step in this process, and the aim of this paper was to determine the specific learning areas for each of the 80 general learning areas. A group of 26 physicians with a range of primary medical specialty qualifications including, Sport and Exercise Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Rheumatology and Anaesthetics were invited to participate in a multiple round online Delphi study to develop specific learning areas for each of the previously published general learning areas. All invitees have extensive clinical experience in the broader sports medicine field, and in one or more components of sports medicine governance at national and/or international level. SEM, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Rheumatology and Anaesthetics were invited to participate in a multiple round online Delphi study to develop specific learning areas for each of the previously published general learning areas. All invitees have extensive clinical experience in the broader sports medicine field, and in one or more components of sports medicine governance at national and/or international level. The hierarchical syllabus developed by the ISSEMG provides a useful resource in the planning, development and delivery of specialist training programmes in the medical specialty of SEM.

  • sports and exercise medicine
  • education
  • consensus statement
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  • Collaborators Delphi group members: FJG Backx; Bert Fields; Maarten Koornneef; Els Stolk.

  • Contributors All listed authors have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work, or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data. Additionally they have been involved in the drafting or critical review and have approved the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article

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