Sports Medicine Physicians

Job Description

Sports medicine physicians prescribe treatments for professional and amateur athletes who have become injured. These doctors may work in hospitals and clinics, or with high school, collegiate or professional sports organizations. Specialized training in a sports medicine fellowship program is required.

Academic Requirements

Doctors wishing to specialize in sports medicine must first obtain a 4-year premedical degree. They must then pass the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) to be admitted into a 4-year medical school. After graduating, sports medicine doctors serve a 2-year residency. Specialized training in a sports medicine fellowship program is required.

Sports Medicine Physicians
$100
Thousand
or Higher
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
10%
Job
Growth
 
Low
Blood
Interaction
Doctoral or professional degree
Education
Required

Schools

National American University – Weldon Spring

1030 Wolfrum Road
Weldon Spring, 63304

Washington University

1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, 63130
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