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Gastroenterology

Study of the stomach and intestines and related structures

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Pulmonology

Study of the lungs and related structures

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Cardiology

Study of the heart and related structures

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Hematology

Study of the blood.

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Dermatology

Study of the skin and related structures

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Orthopedics

Knowledge and practice of producing straightness of the bones and muscles.

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Neurology

Study of the nerves and related structures

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Urology

Study of the urine and the urinary system

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Male Reproductive Medicine

Studies the structures that produce children.

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Gynecology (GYN) and Obstetrics (OB)

GYN is the study of females. Obstetrics is the knowledge and practice of treating women during pregnancy and childbirth.

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Endocrinology

Study of an organ orgland within the body that secretes hormones

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Ophthalmology

Study of the eye and related structures

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Otolaryngology

STudy of the ears, nose, pharynx, and larynx and related structures

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Oncology

Study of a cancerous tumor or mass

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Radiology and Nuclear Medicince

Study and use of x-rays, sound waves, and other forms of radiation and energy to diagnose diseases and conditions.

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Dietetics

Knowledge and practice of foods and diet.

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Neonatology

Study of new babies at birth

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Pediatrics

Knowledge and practice of children and their medical treatment

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Geriatrics

Practice of persons of old age and their medical treatment