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Specialties

  1. 1. Specialties
  2. 2. Specialty A specialty in medicine is a branch of medical science. After completing medical school, physicians or surgeons usually further their medical education in a specific specialty of medicine by completing a multiple year residency to become a medical specialist. Specialties doctors
  3. 3. Specialties The two main branches of medicine are surgery and internal medicine and the doctors who practise these branches are called surgeons and physicians respectively.
  4. 4. Example Cardiology Study of the heart and its functions and diseases A cardiologist Diseases of the heart and circulation or cardiology A geriatrician An anaesthetist Specializes in is a specialist in Diseases of elderly patients or geriatrics anaesthetics
  5. 5. Names of specialties usually end in -ology Immunology Anesthesiology Dermatology Cardiology
  6. 6. Names of specialties usually end in –ology (cont.) Gastroenterology Hematology Nephrology Neurology
  7. 7. Names of specialists usually end in -ologist Cardiologist Dermatologist Hematologist
  8. 8. Names of specialists usually end in – ologist (cont.) Nephrologist Rheumatologist Gastroenterologist
  9. 9. Name of a specialty ends in -ics Anaesthetics Paediatrics Orthopaedics paediatrics
  10. 10. Name of the specialist ends in -ician Pediatrician Obstetrician
  11. 11. How to choose specialty ? 1. The best choice of medical specialty will be something you enjoy and something you are good at. 2. Pick for yourself. 3. Pick for the future 4. What kind of daily work do you want to be doing? 5. Who do you want to work with?

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