Specialties those are common worldwide*

Specialty

Can be subspecialty of

Diagnostic (D) or therapeutic (T) specialty

Surgical (S) or internal medicine specialty (I)

Age range of patients

Organ-based (O) or technique-based (T)

Allergy and Immunology

Paediatrics or Internal medicine

Both

I

All

O

Anaesthetics

None

T

S

All

T

Pathology

None

D

Neither

All

T

Cardiology

Internal medicine

T

I

Adults

O

Paediatric cardiology

Paediatrics

T

I

Paediatric

O

Cardiothoracic surgery

General surgery

T

S

Adults

O

Child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy

None

T

I

Paediatric

O

Clinical neurophysiology

Neurology

D

I

All

Both

Dermato-Venereology

None

T

I

All

O

Endocrinology

Internal medicine

T

I

Adults

O

Gastroenterology

Internal medicine

T

I

Adults

O

Geriatrics

Internal medicine

T

I

Geriatric

Multidisciplinary

Gynaecology and obstetrics

None

T

S

All

O

Health Informatics

None

T & D

Neither

All

Multidisciplinary

Infectious diseases

Internal medicine

T

I

Variable

Neither

Internal Medicine

None

T

I

Adults

Neither

Interventional Radiology

Radiology

T

Both

All

Multidisciplinary

Vascular medicine

Internal medicine

T

I

Adults

O

Microbiology

None

D

I

All

T

Nephrology

Internal medicine

T

I

Adults

O

Neurology

None

T

I

Adults

O

Neurosurgery

None

T

S

All

O

Nuclear medicine

None

D

I

All

T

Occupational medicine

None

T

I

Working age

Multidisciplinary

Ophthalmology

None

T

S

All

O

Orthopaedics

General surgery

T

S

All

O

Oro-Maxillo-Facial Surgery

Several

T

S

All

O

Otorhinolaryngology

None

T

S

All

O

Paediatrics

None

T

I

Paediatric

Neither

Paediatric allergology

Paediatrics

T

I

Paediatric

O

Paediatric endocrinology and diabetes

Paediatrics

T

I

Paediatric

O

Paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition

Paediatrics

T

I

Paediatric

O

Paediatric haematology and oncology

Paediatrics

T

I

Paediatric

O

Paediatric infectious diseases

Paediatrics

T

I

Paediatric

O

Neonatology

Paediatrics

T

I

Neonatal

Neither

Paediatric Nephrology

Paediatrics

T

I

Paediatric

O

Paediatric respiratory medicine

Paediatrics

T

I

Paediatric

O

Paediatric rheumatology

Paediatrics

T

I

Paediatric

O

Paediatric surgery

General Surgery

T

S

Paediatric

O

Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

None

T

I

Adults

Multidisciplinary

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

General surgery

T

S

All

O

Pneumology

Internal medicine

T

I

Adults

O

Psychiatry

Internal medicine

T

I

Adults

T

Public Health

None

Neither

Neither

All

T

Radiology

None

D

I

All

T

Neuroradiology

Radiology

D

I

All

Both

Radiotherapy

(unknown)

T

Unknown

Unknown

T

General surgery

None

T

S

Variable

T

Urology

General surgery

T

S

All

O

Vascular surgery

General surgery

T

S

All

O

*Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specialty_(medicine)#Classification_of_medical_specialization - 27 May 2012 at 15:47.

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