A Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree takes approximately eight years beyond high school to earn. Specialties vary in terms of residency, and internships (anywhere from 3 years plus beyond medical school).
you need a bachelors degree and a pre med degree
Depending on your speed of learning... but about 8... its possible to do it in 4 but that would mean summer, night, and day classes
2 years after highschool
What do you have to learn in sports medicine?Sports medicine physicians are trained to be able to cover a variety of different injuries, illnesses, and diseases. Sports medicine physician are divided into non surgical or surgical sports medicine physicians. As a surgical sports medicine physician you are required to be trained in orthopedic surgeries and require a completion of an orthopedic surgeon residency program after 4 years of medical school. Which requires an in-depth knowledge of human functional anatomy, along with the mechanism of action that causes the various injuries. Non-surgical sports medicine physicians are typically family physicians or internal medicine physicians that continue on to do a 1-2 year fellowship in sports medicine. As a non-surgical sports medicine physician are required to stay up to date in their specific field of training. They are required to complete 4 years of medical school and then a residency program in family practice or internal medicine. During residency they work long hours learning how to diagnose and treat illness the most common illness to the most rare of diseases. When sports medicine physicians arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t treating sports injuries, they are treating patients with asthma, hypertension, diabetes, and a handful of other common diseases. In summary a sports medicine physician is a well trained physician in his/her given field of expertise, that has additional 1-2 years of training where their time is spent learning how to diagnose and treat injuries that happen while being active, exercising, and playing sports. Reference: American Osteopathic Academy of Sports medicine Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sports Medicine FAQÃ¢â‚¬Â
As a physician, sports medicine is a subspecialty of family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, physical medicine/rehab, pediatrics, or orthopedic surgery. This being said, sports medicine is not a residency, it is a fellowship. A physician must complete a residency in one of the aforementioned specialties prior to applying for and initiating sports medicine specific training. The previously listed residencies last from 3-5 years depending on the individual specialty, and in turn adding additional qualification in sports medicine would require 1 additional year of fellowship level training. In doing so, one would obtain a variety of procedural and diagnostic skills, as well as gain an increased familiarity with specific musculoskeletal imaging.
There is no age limit. A licensed physician can practice medicine as long as he is fit to do so.
You would need a medical degree. how long dose it take and what kind of classes do you need to take
Sports medicine primarily deals with injuries commonly occurring in sports, such as rolling an ankle, or overuse of a particular muscle or ligament because of playing one sport too long.
A sports physicians job is to promote health in athletes. Sports physicians work long hard hours but the reward can be great financially.
In order to become a physician, candidates must first attend medical school, which is followed by a year-long internship and then a residency. Internal medicine is a specialty area that requires a hospital residency. It is a not a program taught in any college.
To become a physician, it takes approximately eight years beyond high school completion, and an additional three to eight years to complete the internship and residency requirements which depends on the specialty.
It takes about 2 years to become a physician's assistant. You may need to tack on about three additional months if you plan on pursuing the masters program.
You must study a lot of chemistry and anatomy, but in the long run there will be need for knowledge in renal medicine. Since nephrology deals with the kidney, any area of medicine dealing with kidney issues. Many colleges offer studies geared towards those seeking to become nephrologists.