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Capsule:
There is an increasing trend in medicine toward subspecialization, and even further subspecialization of the subspecialty.

Author:
Mark Sigman, M.D.

Volume 101, Issue 6, Pages 1512–1513

Abstract:
There is an increasing trend in medicine toward subspecialization, and even further subspecialization of the subspecialty. When I started residency training, most urologists were generalists and practiced all areas of urology, including men and women, adults and children, as well as benign and malignant diseases. At that time, the only board certification was in urology. There were no subspecialty boards, even though some people focused on particular areas of urology. Today the field is quite different; there is subspecialty board certification in pediatric urology.

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