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Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM)

The FSEM works to develop the medical specialty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM). The Faculty was launched in 2006, and is an intercollegiate faculty of the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The FSEM not only sets standards in SEM but oversees research, training, curriculum and assessment of SEM doctors.

Our strategic mission is to promote better health for the public through sport and exercise medicine. The Faculty also promotes SEM as a cost effective approach to the prevention and management of illness and injury.

Currently, the Faculty works to:

  • Oversee Sport and Exercise Medicine standards, education, curriculum , training requirements and programmes
  • Detail the competencies required in Sport and Exercise Medicine, and facilitate examination, assessments and appraisals
  • Represent the specialty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, and work with others in the sector
  • Demonstrate the need for specialists and subspecialists in SEM
  • Progress career pathways for doctors wishing to develop careers in SEM, by offering guidance and support
  • Demonstrate the positive benefits to public health of pysical activity in prevention and management of disease

The Faculty has over 550 Members and Fellows, not including medical students.