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Department of Sports Medicine


The Department of Sports Medicine is presently located behind the Main Building and next to Aprameya Lecture Hall Complex of Armed Forces Medical College.

The Department came into being from 2014 when permission was granted by Medical Council of India and Government of India. On 28 Jun 2014, the first batch of postgraduate residents joined the course.

The Department of Sports Medicine, AFMC was first headed by Brig SN Bhaduri. The current Department is qualified to train two Postgraduate residents a year, which includes service as well as civil candidates.

Sports and Exercise Medicine is a multidisciplinary clinical specialty which encompasses a wide array of disciplines including – Exercise physiology, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. It also includes diverse aspects of Sports Sciences like Nutrition, Psychology, Sleep Intervention, Kinesiology, Training Methodology and Physiotherapy. It also entails a wide range of scope for Research in Sports Sciences. Sports Medicine specialists have training to restore function of injured patients so they can get resume their activities as soon as possible. They are experts in preventing illness and injury in active people. Sports Medicine specialists work with professional athletes and also treat children and teens involved in sports and adults who exercise for personal fitness and recreation. In addition, they treat people who have physically demanding jobs, like military personnel.

Sports Medicine is not confined only to treating musculoskeletal injuries, but has a much larger role to play. It has potentially significant contribution in the fight against the rise of physical inactivity, sedentary lifestyle and NCDs, and also doping and low sports performance to population ratio.

At AFMC, the Postgraduate residents undergo classes in AFMC as well as rotations at ASI (Army Sports Institute), AFSMC (Armed Forces Sports Medicine Center), NDA (National Defense Academy), Radiology & Orthopaedics at MH Kirkee, along with rotations at AICTS and CHSC.