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Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine



The Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine (GDSM) programme, developed by LKCMedicine in partnership with the Department of Sports Medicine at Changi General Hospital, is designed for medical doctors who are interested in extending their qualifications and training in this growing area of need.

Currently, sports medicine services are only available at select specialist clinics in public hospitals and private clinics. However, the scope of sports medicine practice has expanded beyond sports-related injuries to include prevention of common chronic diseases and treatment of general musculoskeletal injuries, which are particularly common in older people. 

With this growing scope, coupled with the number of senior citizens in Singapore expected to climb to 900,000 by 2030, the demand for sports medicine services is set to rise exponentially. 

This creates an urgent need to develop another tier of sports medicine caregivers who are based in the heartland communities. Being readily accessible to the public, medical practitioners with this knowledge and skillset will play a leading role in the prevention of injuries and chronic disease as well as the management of minor injuries and prompt referral of complex cases to sports medicine specialists. 

The GDSM programme, aimed primarily at  medical doctors registered with the Singapore Medical Council (SMC), will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to confidently perform pre-participation screening for sports and exercise, manage general and sports-related musculoskeletal injuries in the primary care setting, and provide medical support for sports programmes and events, among others.

Endorsed by the SMC, graduates of the diploma can display the title in their clinics to attest to the additional skills they possess. 50 CME points will be awarded to SMC-registered doctors upon successful completion of the programme.  


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