Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Outpatient Primary and Secondary Care
Slide content:Specialty Care A specialty is a branch of medicine Physicians train in specific field Ophthalmology Radiology Fellowship Additional training in more general field Example: Trained in General surgery, fellowship as cardiothoracic surgeon 9
Slide notes:So far this lecture has examined primary care. Another type of health care practice is specialty care. A specialty is a branch of medicine. After completing medical school, physicians choose to train in a specific field, which is their specialty, such as ophthalmology or radiology. Some physicians undergo additional training, called a fellowship, after initial training in a more general field. For example, after medical school, a physician may train in general surgery and then receive fellowship training as a cardiothoracic surgeon. 9