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7.1) What are the different medical specialties?




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This article is from the Medical Education FAQ, by eric@wilkinson.com (Eric P. Wilkinson, M.D.)with numerous contributions by others.

7.1) What are the different medical specialties?

A good source for learning about the different medical specialties
is the American Board of Medical Specialties <http://www.abms.org>,
an organization that coordinates and approves changes in board
certification policy in the different medical fields. A complete
list of the certifying boards and the general and subspecialty
certificates that they offer can be found on their web site. A list
of the major medical specialties can be found below. No effort has
been made to list subspecialties.

Allergy & Immunology
Anesthesiology
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Dermatolology
Emergency Medicine
Family Practice
Internal Medicine
Medical Genetics
Neurological Surgery
Neurology
Nuclear Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ophthalmology
Orthopaedic Surgery
Otolaryngology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine (including Occupational Medicine)
Psychiatry
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Surgery
Thoracic Surgery (including Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Urology

 

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