Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Faustine Ramirez, a Pediatrics resident at University of San Francisco and Master Tutor for Med School Coach. Today,
- [00:44] Introducing Dr. Ramirez
- [03:08] Why Dr. Ramirez Chose Pediatrics
- [07:17] Sports Medicine
- [13:23] Pursuing Sports Medicine
- [17:13] Dr. Ramirez’s Passions
- [19:26] Best Piece of Advice from Dr. Ramirez
- [23:26] Closing Notes
Dr. Ramirez shares how medical students can get into sports medicine through the following specialties: there’s orthopedic sports medicine for those who like anatomy, beings hands-on, and has an interest in surgery and then there’s primary care sports medicine which you can enter from five different specialties: pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and physical medicine & rehabilitation.
Dr. Ramirez recommends getting exposure early on since it’s not usually required core specialty rotations. For the orthopedic route, you can get both shadowing experience in the OR with the orthopedic sports medicine surgeons. For the primary care sports medicine side, it depends on how institutions are set up and whether they house family medicine or orthopedics.