Sport and Exercise Medicine

If Sport and Exercise Medicine is your passion, the East Midlands is the perfect place to train. With some of the UK's most important facilities, opportunities to gain experience in professional sport and rotations designed around maintaining a good work/life balance, the region is the perfect place to develop your career.

Keep reading to find out more about why you should train in Sport and Exercise Medicine in the East Midlands. 

You will train in world-class facilities and gain unrivalled experience

The East Midlands is one of the country's sporting centres and when you train in Sport and Exercise Medicine you will benefit from some superb opportunities.

The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine in Loughborough is set to be one of the main reasons that trainees come to the East Midlands and it offers a wealth of training and research opportunities.

In addition, the region boasts lots of top-level sport meaning that you will have plenty of opportunity to gain experience with professional athletes. The region has very strong links with Premier League and Championship football, cricket, and the English Institute of Sport.

The National Cricket Performance Centre, National Water Sports Centre and National Ice Centre are also based in the region.

You'll also gain experience in some of the UK's leading SEM centres. The Leicester Sport and Exercise Medicine department is one of the oldest and largest departments of its type in the UK, treating over 5,000 patients every year. The SEM department in Nottingham is also a major centre with an international reputation.

With Nottingham, Leicester and Loughborough less than 30 miles apart, the East Midlands is also a great place to develop your career if you want to avoid a lengthy commute or having to move home during your training.

A popular course with excellent career opportunities

When you train in Sport and Exercise Medicine in the East Midlands you'll benefit from a popular and highly regarded programme. You'll gain experience in:

  • medical management of musculoskeletal disease including sports injuries
  • Public Health
  • the management of conditions which may limit physical activity, or those which may be treated by physical activity using exercise as a medicine. Such conditions include tendinopathies (including Achilles tendon, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis), bone stress injuries, exercise-induced lower limb pain (including the various types of ‘shin splints’ such as Chronic Compartment Syndrome), ankle ligament problems, knee injuries and shoulder problems

And, with many of our trainees securing consultant posts and placements with professional teams, your career opportunities here are excellent.

5 reasons you should live and work in the East Midlands

  • A great social life - with nine Universities, Michelin starred restaurants and thousands of great pubs, clubs and bars you will never be short of a night out
  • World-class culture - the region boasts the UK's oldest comedy festival, an international film festival, one of the country's leading contemporary art galleries, the biggest Diwali celebrations outside India and world-class theatre and concert venues
  • Low house prices - the average house price in the East Midlands is 44% lower than the South East and 62% lower than London
  • Great days out - with attractions ranging from the Peak District to Lincoln Cathedral and the National Videogame Arcade the region boasts hundreds of great places to visit
  • Superb transport links - the region is close to the M1 and M6 motorways meaning it's easy to reach other parts of the UK. London is around 70 minutes away by train and Robin Hood international airport serves over 90 destinations including New York, Paris and Barcelona

For more information, speak to our Training Programme Director:

Dr Harjinder Singh - harjinder.singh@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

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