Specialization – Sports medicine

Department of Sport Medicine organizes classes for medical specialization of Sports Medicine for 46 years.

Admission to specialization studies is preformed through public tenders of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia, two times a year (March and September). To order to enroll, students need to provide an approval from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia. Currently, Sports Medicine represents a deficient branch of medicine, meaning that it is possible to admit this specialization as a volunteer.

The right of apply for the specialization of Sports Medicine is given to students who have completed an integrated academic program study in medical sciences for a period of 6 years (360 ECTS), who undertook a 6 mounts internship and passed the professional exam.
Internship of Sports Medicine specialization lasts three years. Students are required to perform a residency program under the supervision of a mentor appointed by the Council for specialist courses at Faculty of Medicine. List the skills that the student must perform is:

  • Reference sports medical center
  • Internal medicine
    • Cardiology
    • Endocrinology
    • Pulmonology
    • Nephrology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Hematology
    • Rheumatology
    • Allergology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Pediatrics
  • Dermatovenerology
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • ENT
  • Balneology
  • Neurology
  • General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Radiology
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Clinical Physiology and Hygiene
  • Functional diagnostics

During the internship, Department of Sports Medicine organizes mandatory two-semester theoretical and practical course, which lasts nine months. Admission to the mandatory two-semester course is performed by the tender, and classes are organized from 1st October to 30th June of the current school year.
During the theoretical part of two-semester course, selected chapters are processed, allowing the intern to became familiar with the latest professional and scientific achievements in sports medicine. The intern is required to regularly attend these classes. During this period, Department of sports medicine organizes obligatory tests for all interns:

  • Physiology of physical activity
  • Sports cardiology
  • Physical activity in children
  • Sport orthopedics
  • General surgery and first aid in sport
  • Rehabilitation of athlete
  • Nutrition, supplementation and doping

After completing the internship, mastering required skills and passing the obligatory tests, an inter needs acquire the submission for the Final specialist exam. Examination periods for taking the Final specialist exam are April, June-July, October and January.
Registration for the Final specialist exam is performed during following periods:

  • The April exam period – from 1st – 10th March,
  • The June – July period – from 1st – 10th May,
  • October exam period – from 1st – 10th September,
  • The January examination period – from 1st – 10th December

Randomized computer assignment of the Commission is carried out the first following working day (11th of the month in which the exam is registered).
Examination periods (during which are taken practical and oral exams) last:

  • The April – from 20th April to the end of April,
  • The June – July –  from 20th June to 15th July,
  • The October – from 20th October until the end of October,
  • The January – from 20th January until the end of January.

The Final specialist exam in Sports Medicine consists of:

  • Specialist research paper
  • Test (taken from the 15th to the 20th in the month of registration of the Final specialist exam)
  • Practical exam
  • Oral exam

Specialists of Sports Medicine may further enroll in one of the following, narrow – specialized branches: Diet therapy, Hyperbaric medicine, Balneology, Clinical transfusion and Medical informatics.