Sport and Exercise Medicine Diploma Exam
The next CASEM Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine will be held in 2012. The location and date will be announced soon. If you are interested to sit the exam in 2012, please submit your application and you will be contacted as soon as the date and locations is confirmed. Priority will be given to Sport Medicine Fellows and those who have withdrawn from the 2011 exam as well as those who wish to re-sit the exam.
The application form is not complete without the signature of the applicant, the application fee and a passport-style photograph of the applicant and the required documents as requested in the eligibility requirements. At the time of your exam application CASEM will charge a $200.00 exam non-refundable administration fee. The administration fee will be deducted from the exam fee once your application has been accepted.
The exam application fee is $1500.00 Cdn. Examination candidates will be accepted on a "first come first served" basis. Every second exam, accommodations will be made for candidates to write the exam in French provided that a minimum number of francophone candidates are reached (12). The exam will be offered in French, regardless of number of candidates, at least every 4 exams. Priority is given, at the time of the application deadline, to fellows registered in Sport Medicine fellowship programs (provided they have completed their program at the time of the date of examination otherwise applications will be received on a first-come first-served basis) and those who have failed the previous year. The applicants accepted for examination will be notified by the CASEM Executive Director, and will be provided with information about the centre where he/she will take the examination.
Please note, in the event that an applicant qualifies to sit the examination but is unable, for whatever reason, to sit the exam, the Refund Policy will apply. Future applications to sit the examination can be made upon payment of the appropriate application fee.
2012 Exam is full - we are accepting candiates for the waiting list
CASEM Exam Application Form 2012 o download
Information and Exam Appeal Process
Information regarding the appeal process 2011, click HERE
Frequently Asked Questions about the CASEM Diploma
The examination is predominantly conducted using OSCE situations but other forms of examination can be used as well, i.e. multiple choice or short answer questions. These are designed to simulate, accurately as possible, situations that are likely to arise in the context of the practice of clinical sport medicine. They are designed to evaluate and assess not only knowledge, but also clinical skills and behaviour.
Applicants who have been involved in the clinical practice of sport medicine, are familiar with the current literature, have participated in ongoing CME activities in this area, and who are aware of contemporary issues in sport medicine are ideal candidates for the examination.
Candidates for the CASM Diploma Examination in Sport Medicine must meet the following criteria: click here: Eligibility Criteria
A list of the Core Competencies for a Sport Medicine Fellowship can be found in the Career Section of the CASEM website under Fellowship.
Physicians practicing outside Canada must be licensed to practice in their country or residence and fulfill the criteria noted above.
All who are interested in sitting the Exam should submit an application form with the appropriate fee by the announced deadline). Please note that applications are accepted throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Credentials Committee reviews applications periodically throughout the year, as required. Applications will not be considered complete unless the candidate is a member in good standing of the Academy.
Successful candidates may use Dip. Sport Med. as a nominal.
NOTE: The use of this designation is contingent upon ongoing membership in the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine.
The Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine is considered a privilege granted by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine to its members. Active membership in the Academy is a necessary prerequisite to sitting the exam and an absolute requirement to maintaining the designation as a Diplomat in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Candidates unsuccessful in passing the examination in previous years are encouraged to repeat the examination in a subsequent year. Such candidates need not submit an application form but must submit a letter of intent to sit the examination no later than the specified application deadline date for that year. The application fee has to accompany this letter.