What does a Team Doctor do?
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Team Physician is defined as having “the leadership role in the organization, management and provision of care of athletes in individual, team and mass participation sporting events.”
What does it take to be a sports medicine doctor?
Most sports medicine doctors complete a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. These programs both involve four years of academic coursework in biology, biochemistry, anatomy, pathology, psychology, physiology, medical ethics and pharmacology.
How long does it take to become a sports medicine doctor?