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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?

Values & Personality Traits of Physicians in Internal Medicine - Hematology

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Specialists Value
  • Decision making
  • Taking care of people
  • Variety
  • Working with people
Specialists do not value
  • Feedback from others
  • Good income
  • Prestige
  • Working with my hands

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The American Society of Hematology
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatments of blood disorders.... MORE >

American Society of Clinical Oncology
The American Society of Clinical Oncology is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention. ... MORE >

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