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Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologists deal with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders related to the digestive system.the esophagus, stomach, gall bladder and biliary tract, liver, pancreas, and small and large intestines. Traditionally, a significant part of gastroenterology has involved the evaluation of psychosomatic complaints as they affect the gastrointestinal tract, but the introduction of fiberoptic peroral endoscopy and colonoscopy has changed the orientation of this specialty making it second only to interventional cardiology of the internal medicine subspecialties in procedural activities.
- Number of physicians in specialty - Small, less than 20,000
- Competitiveness of Fellowship - Very high
- Length of training - three years after initial 3 year residency in internal medicine or pediatrics
Values & Personality Traits of Physicians in Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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- Good income
- Working with my hands
- Working with people
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American College of Gastroenterology
The mission of the American College of Gastroenterology shall be to advance the medical treatment and scientific study of gastrointestinal disorders. ...
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