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Internal Medicine - Hematology
Hematology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of blood, bone marrow, lymph glands, spleen, and vascular system. Medical oncology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of neoplastic disease.
Historically, hematology and oncology were one specialty, sharing areas of interest and activity, such as hematologic malignancies (leukemias and lymphomas). They are combined in most fellowship programs today and there are only a few hematology fellowships in existence. However, it is possible to seek Board-certification in only hematology today. Advocating for this career pathway, the American Society of Hematology has developed a separate website, Why Choose Hematology?
- Number of physicians in specialty - Hematology - very small, less than 5,000; Oncology - Small, less than 7,000
- Competitiveness of Fellowship - Low to Medium
- Length of training - Two years after initial 3 year residency in internal medicine or pediatrics
Values & Personality Traits of Physicians in Internal Medicine - Hematology
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- Decision making
- Taking care of people
- Working with people
- Feedback from others
- Good income
- Working with my hands
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The American Society of Hematology
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