ImageI joined the training programme in SEM in 2010 from Emergency Medicine and started the first year of my training in Ipswich Hospital where an innovative integrated rotation in Emergency Medicine, Rheumatology and Orthopaedics provided me with a year-long continuous parallel exposure to all three specialties including weekly sessions in Exercise Tolerance Testing.

The second year of the rotation was based in Cambridge covering General Practice and further experience in Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal and Rehabilitation Medicine at Addenbrookes Hospital. All my supervisors and the consultants I worked with have invariably been very supportive, enthusiastic and SEM orientated often with high level involvement with the practice of SEM or care of athletes. There are ample opportunities and support for pitch-side experience in both amateur and professional sports and I feel well-prepared for my role as a Field of Play Medical Team Leader during the London Olympics.