The following is an interview with ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist® and ACSM Program Director Josh Dobbs. Josh is an Administrator for both the Emergency Medicine and the Respiratory and Critical Care Institutes at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
When did you decide to go into medicine?
I made a real connection with the patients during my cardiac rehab internship rotation. The weight of their experiences and the ability of our team to positively impact their lives was amazing.
What has been a highlight of your career?
Too many to count! Performing CPR on a patient for the first time, seeing patients on the treadmill who hadn't run since they were kids, working as a leader to support programmatic growth, and hiring new people to carry the torch.
Why did you choose ACSM Certification?
They are at the core of what I believe is the best and right care for our patients. Prevention first! I chose ACSM as the gold standard certifying body. There are no comparisons and everyone recognizes the difference.
Anything else that would be interesting to note?
I'm very excited about my relocation to Abu Dhabi. I never would have dreamed these opportunities could develop from an exercise physiology background. Be present, be professional, be confident, and amazing things can happen!
Are you passionate about your personal health and fitness, and want to impact others by empowering them to learn, practice, and live out a healthier lifestyle? Download your free certification guide to learn how to get started!