Medical Specialties

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Anesthesiology
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the branch of medicine that is concerned with the relief of pain and administration of medication to relieve pain during surgery
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Cardiology
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the study of the anatomy, normal functions, and disorders of the heart
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Public Health
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a field of medicine that deals with the physical and mental health of the community
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Cytology
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the study of cells, including their formation, origin, structure, function, biochemical activities, and pathology
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Dermatology
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the study of the skin, including the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the skin and the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders
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Emergency Medicine
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a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions resulting from trauma or sudden illness
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Endocrinology
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the study of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the endocrine system and of the treatment of endocrine problems
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Epidemiology
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the study of the occurrence, distribution, and causes of disease in humankind
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Family Medicine
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the branch of medicine that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of health problems in people of either sex and any age
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Forensic Medicine
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a branch of medicine that deals with the legal aspects of health care
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Gastroenterology
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the study of diseases affecting the GI tract, including the stomach, intestines, gallbladder, and bile duct
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Geriatrics
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the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems specific to the aged
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Gerontology
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the scientific study of ageing and the problems associated with elderly people
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Gynecology
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the scientific study of the female reproductive system, its diseases, and their treatment
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Hematology
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the branch of medicine that deals with the blood and blood producing organs
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Histology
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the anatomical study of the microscopic structure of animal and plant tissue
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Immunology
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the branch of biology concerned with the study of immunity
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Microbiology
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the branch of biology that deals with microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms
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Neonatology
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the branch of pediatrics that deals with the diseases and care of newborn infants
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Nephrology
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the science that deals with the kidneys, especially their functions or diseases
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Neurology
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the medical science that deals with the nervous system and disorders affecting it
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Obstetrics
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the branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery
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Ophthalmology
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the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, functions, pathology, and treatment of the eye
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Orthopedics
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the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of disorders or injuries of the bones, joints, and associated muscles
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Osteology
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the study of the structure and function of bones
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Otolaryngology
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the branch of medicine that deals with diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear, nose, and throat
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Pathology
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the branch of medicine concerned with the cause, origin, and nature of disease, including the changes occurring as a result of disease
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Pediatrics
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the branch of medicine that deals with the care of infants and children and the treatment of their diseases
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Pharmacology
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the science of drugs, including their composition, uses, and effects
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Podiatry
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the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the human foot
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Psychiatry
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the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders
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Psychology
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the science that deals with mental processes and behavior
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Radiology
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the branch of medicine that deals with the use of radioactive substances in diagnosis and treatment of disease
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Toxicology
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the branch of science concerned with poisons, their nature, effects, and antidotes
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Urology
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the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the urinary tract and urogenital system
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Virology
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the study of viruses and viral diseases

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