Sports Medicine Physicians
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.
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.