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Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Cardiologists diagnose and treat defects and diseases of the cardiovascular system, including the heart, blood vessels, and the circulation of blood through the body.
Those cardiologists who become interested in full-time subspecialization in cardiology - in areas such as pediatric cardiology, nuclear cardiology, or catheterization - usually practice in university hospitals or large medical centers.
Invasive cardiologists, who run cardiac-catheterization labs, are among the highest paid physicians and comprise three-quarters of all cardiologists.
- Number of physicians in specialty - Medium, less than 30,000
- Competitiveness of Fellowship - Very high
- Length of training - three years after initial 3 year residency in internal medicine or pediatrics
- Further sub-specialty training - Cardiologists may seek a certificate of added qualification in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and post-fellowship training in nuclear cardiology and cardiac catheterization.
Values & Personality Traits of Physicians in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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- Decision making
- Working with my hands
- Working with my mind
- Working with people
- Feedback from others
- Sufficient time off
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