Sport and exercise medicine



Curriculum: Sport and exercise medicine training (2010)

Curriculum: Sport and exercise medicine training (2021)

JRCPTB Specialty Overview and Recruitment:


Training Programme Director

Dr John Rogers



North West Sport and Exercise Medicine Training Programme

Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) postgraduate training in North West allows you unparalleled exposure to elite sports medicine as well as comprehensive musculoskeletal medicine experience.


You have two options when specialising in SEM in the North West:


Liverpool SEM training scheme

You will have placements at Liverpool PCT (Public Health), Aintree Park Group Practice (General Practice), University Hospital Aintree (Emergency Medicine), Royal Liverpool Hospital (Orthopaedics), Liverpool FC academy, MCAS Litherland (Musculoskeletal Medicine). All are excellent placements with clinical supervisors who allow you the flexibility to get the most out of each placement. This rotation allows loads of MSK exposure throughout, good MSK Ultrasound exposure, elite sport opportunities at Liverpool Football Club.


Manchester SEM training scheme

Placements at Saddleworth Medical Practice, Public Health attachments have been in Manchester, Blackburn, and Lancaster. You rotate through Salford Royal Hospital (Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery, Pain clinics, CPEX), Wrightington, Stepping Hill, (Orthopaedics), Manchester Royal Infirmary (Rheumatology, Neurophysiology, Metabolic Medicine), Wythenshawe and Withington Hospitals (MSK Medicine and MSK Ultrasound), Manchester City FC academy and Pennine MSK Practice.  Additionally for Elite Sport experience trainees can spend time at MIHP (Manchester Institute of Health and Performance), EiS (English Institute of Sport) and Manchester City FC.


Both Liverpool and Manchester trainees spend time at the English Institute of Sport in Manchester. It provides support for elite athletes from taekwondo, squash, water polo, swimming, disability swimming, rugby, and cycling. Doctors also get experience at Southport spinal cord injury regional rehabilitation centre and cardiomyopathy clinic at Countess of Chester Hospital.


You may also rotate to DMRC Headley Court in Surrey, which is an Army/RAF rehabilitation centre focusing on Sports Injuries, Complex trauma, Head and Spinal injuries, and Rheumatology.


Out of Programme Experience may be gaining to study for an MSc/Diploma in SEM/Orthopaedics, Medical Education or Ultrasound.

Sport & Exercise Medicine