Our Teaching Practice
North Sydney Sports Medicine has held a proud reputation of excellence in teaching since it was founded and a large focus of the practice continues to be on education.
The clinic holds in high regard the privilege and obligation of training upcoming specialists in sport and exercise medicine. Registrars are trainees within the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Medicine- a specialty medical college. They have already qualified as doctors and at minimum, completed several years of general medical work in hospitals. They have passed entry exams and succeeded through a competitive interview process in order to gain entry to a 4 year specialist training program. NSSM trains registrars from the more junior level to those nearing completion of their training. Registrars are available to see patients without referral and always have access to senior sports physicians should they seek clarification around any concern.
Our practitioners also frequently provide educational talks to General Practitioners, Emergency Department doctors, Physiotherapists and Allied health providers, Dance teachers and Personal Trainers. The clinic regularly welcomes medical or overseas elective students on attachments to further their knowledge in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Our practitioners strive to maintain a high standard of evidence-based medicine and care to our patients. Being regularly involved in education and teaching promotes this standard. Whilst most patients are happy to be involved in educating upcoming generations of doctors (and can often be found in deep and welcoming conversation with our visitors!), there is no obligation at all to have a student or registrar observe your consultation.