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September 21, 2011

The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult

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Author Affiliations: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan (

JAMA. 2011;306(11):1266-1267. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1339

This second edition of The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult, published 8 years after the first edition, is significantly improved, revised, and expanded in scope and topics covered. As described in its preface, the basic concept for the book parallels a teaching technique used since 1991 at the University of California, San Diego, as part of the “How I Manage” series for residents in primary care sports medicine. During this weekly didactic program, sports medicine residents and faculty present a lecture on a single topic related to their sports medicine clinical practice. The didactic should review the essential elements in diagnosis and management of the clinical problem from the perspective of the primary care physician. The didactics and topics in The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult are organized similarly, with emphasis on evidence-based medicine. The book is intended for sports medicine clinicians who work with athletes at any level, including primary care physicians, sports medicine physicians, and orthopedists, as well as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and athletic trainers.

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