Career In Sports Medicine

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As a kid, I’ve always loved sports. I always dreamt about being like my favorite player, Kobe Bryant. I would always practice my game winning shot celebrations and taunts. I always wanted to be a profession basketball player. Since then, I have learned that I’m not good enough to play professionally, but my love for the game hasn’t changed. This is why I am considering pursuing a career in primary sports medicine. There are two types of sports medicine doctors. There is an orthopedic surgeon who performs surgeries on injured players, and then there is a primary care physician who prescribe treatments for the players. Out of these two types of doctors, I would like to be a primary care physician for a professional sports team. Primary care …show more content…
There are many employees that have their own responsibilities and duties. This is no different for primary care physicians. Primary care physicians have a multitude of jobs to do. They treat injuries, refer athletes to surgeons for injuries that require surgery, and make therapy programs for injuries that don’t require surgery. Injuries such as sprains, fractures, and concussions are all within the realm of a primary care physician (What Does a Sports Medicine Doctor Do?, 2003). This seems like a simple thing to do. They make a program for every type of injury, and preform them on a player with that specific injury. This just isn’t the case. Everybody is unique, and they handle treatments in unique ways. Some players will respond better than others to curtain rehabilitation programs. This causes the primary care physician to create an individualized rehabilitation program for each …show more content…
It is a crazy ride that involves a lot of years of education. First, you must obtain a four-year premedical degree. Next, you must pass the entrance exam to get in to medical school. The entrance exam is called Medical College Admissions Test or MCAT for short. This test grants you into medical school if you pass. If you pass you attend medical school. Once you graduate medical school, you serve a three-year residency. After you complete these steps, then you can finally be proclaimed as a primary care physician. My journey has already started. My enrollment in this AHS 103 course at Mesalands Community College is preparing me for this goal that I’ve set. Learning about different parts of the body, prefixes and suffixes, and medical terms is all valuable information that I need to know in able to succeed down this path. This class also counts as college credit and transfers to most four- year universities. Going to college with this class already marked of the list saves me a lot time and money. I’m thankful to have taken this class while in high school and for

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