Training & Education

EducationOne of the main roles of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine is in overseeing standards and training.

The Faculty works to develop and maintain career pathways for doctors who wish to develop careers in Sport and Exercise Medicine. It also plays an important part in facilitating examination, assessment and appraisal.

Higher Specialty Training 

Entry into Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) higher specialty training follows the successful completion of both a medical foundation programme and a core training programme.

Specialty training is a four year programme from ST3 to ST6. Further guidance on the SEM training pathway can be found on the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) website.

Completion of HST leads to Fellowship of the FSEM (FSEM). Further information on Fellowship and Membership can be found on our Membership Criteria page.

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Higher Specialty Training curriculum for Sport and Exercise Medicine

Diploma Awards At RCP SmallBecoming a Member of the FSEM

The FSEM Membership Exam in Sport and Exercise Medicine provides a a national standard for those working in Sport and Exercise Medicine. This will allow those who appoint team doctors, or commission care, to identify doctors with an appropriate level of training. The exam is based on the HST curriculum and is open to all medical doctors with an interested in SEM.

Useful information:

The FSEM has provided key input into the British Medical Association (BMA) document Information Resource for Doctors Providing Medical Care at Sporting Events.

Consultant Physicians Working With Patients provides comprehensive information for healthcare commissioning and service organisation of 28 medical specialties within the UK. A useful resource for the NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), hospital trusts, regional advisers, specialty leads and individual doctors, as well as government departments and leading healthcare bodies. 

Fellows and Members of the FSEM are entitled to use our SEM Appraisal & Revalidation service.

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