Family Physicians with Sports Medicine Certification — the CJSM Podcast

SARS-CoV-2 continues to impact personal and professional lives across the planet and will do so for the foreseeable future.  Among all the uncertainty, this much we know.

As I have talked to colleagues around the globe, many share with me that with sports shuttered, practice volumes are down and for some that means a bit more time in their schedules to do ‘other’ things. This may include working on neglected manuscripts or grant applications, tidying up their medical practice website, or for many:  juggling working from home with care for children who now have had their schools shuttered and are on-line learning from home.

If you have a bit more free time, then now is the perfect time to become acquainted with CJSM’s library of podcasts, which can be found on the journal website and on iTunes.

A scene familiar to us all in this COVID era — group video conference call with (R to L) Lars Peterson, Rachel Cox, yours truly

Our newest podcast concerns a study published in the May 2020 edition of CJSM:  Practice Patterns of Family Physicians with and without Sports Medicine Certification.

In the podcast, we talk with Dr. Lars Peterson and Ms. Rachel Cox. Lars Peterson MD, PhD is Vice-President of Research for the American Board of Family Medicine, and Rachel Cox is a second year medical student at the University of Kentucky.  They are, respectively, the senior and first author of the study.

Across the world, different countries and jurisdictions approach sports medicine subspecialty training in different ways.  In the United States, several specialties (including Family Medicine) allow physicians to complete advanced fellowships in sports medicine and sit for an examination known as a “Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ).”

The scope of practice such subspecialists enjoy is broad, and the individuals that practice with this training pursue careers that are exceptionally varied.  This new study explores the different practice patterns in the field of Family Medicine, comparing individuals with and without the CAQ in sports medicine.

Enjoy this talk and enjoy all of our podcasts.  Go to our main website, or to iTunes now.


About sportingjim
I work at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio USA, where I am a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. My academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics is through Ohio State University. I am a public health advocate for kids' health and safety. I am also the Deputy Editor for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

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