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Sports Physicians

Tips for Entry

Join the American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American College of Sports Medicine to access career information, job listings, publications, and continuing education and networking opportunities.

Visit the JAMA Career Center Web site,, for job listings.

Talk to sports physicians about their careers. Ask friends and family members if they know a sports physician they could recommend for an informational interview.

Become board certified to show employers that you have met the highest standards established by the medical profession.

Read Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and Current Sports Medicine Reports (both are available at and theĀ American Journal of Sports Medicine ( to learn more about the field.

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