Course Title: 

RESIDENCY PROGRAMS. (MEDICAL)

Course Definition: 

Programs that prepare medical doctors (MD), osteopaths (DO), dentists (DDS, DMD), veterinarians (DVM), and podiatrists (DPM) for certification as practitioners of recognized specialties in their respective professions. These programs are approved and accredited by designated professional associations and require from one to five years to complete, depending on the program. Residency programs that also result in an academic degree completion, such as an MS or PhD, should be reported under one of the clinical sciences codes located in Series 26, 51.05, or 51.25, rather than in a residency code located in Series 60. These CIP codes are not valid for IPEDS reporting.

Course Sub Families Description: 

For description refer the sub courses

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares dentists in the diagnosis, and surgical and related treatment, of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the head, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws, and neck. Includes treatment of problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, misaligned jaws, and reconstructive and dental implant surgery.

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Dental Public Health Residency Program.

A residency-training program that prepares dentists in the formulation and delivery of public preventive and curative dental health services.

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Endodontics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares dentists in the etiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of conditions that affect the dental and other periodontal tissues, including pulp canal therapy and root canal therapy.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares dentists in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions, using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations.

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Orthodontics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares dentists in the principles and techniques involved in the prevention and correction of dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies.

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Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares dentists to provide primary oral health care to infants, children, and adolescents, including patients with medical, physical or mental disabilities, and to treat a wide variety of dental problems for these patients.

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Periodontology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares dentists in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants.

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Prosthodontics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares dentists in the principles and techniques of constructing oral prostheses, and the restoration and maintenance of oral function by the replacement of missing teeth and other oral structures with such artificial devices.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares dentists to produce and interpret images of the jaws, teeth, bone, and other structures of the head and neck region; and to diagnose and manage diseases, disorders, and conditions that affect this area of the body.

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Dental Residency Program, Other.

Any dental residency specialty program not listed above.

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For description refer the sub courses

Veterinary Anesthesiology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in the application of anesthesia for general and specialized surgery and obstetrics, critical animal care and the care of pain problems. Includes instruction in surgical procedures, current monitoring procedures, fluid therapy, pain management, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures outside the operating room, and operating room safety.

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Veterinary Dentistry Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in the application of dental care procedures to the teeth, eating surfaces, and oral cavities of animals. Includes instruction in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and abnormalities of animal teeth and gums and related parts of the oral cavity; and related anatomical and physiological principles.

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Veterinary Dermatology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in the delivery of specialized care to animals with diseases of the skin, scales, feathers, hair, nails and mucous membranes. Includes instruction in dermatologic surgical procedures, cutaneous allergies, and diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

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Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in the emergency treatment and management of care for animals with acutely life-threatening conditions which may include multiple organ failure. Includes instruction in the management of critical care units, emergency procedures, and long-term care of critically diseased animals.

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Veterinary Internal Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in the provision of general medical services to animals with a wide range of non-surgical clinical problems. Includes instruction in behavioral aspects of diseases, animal diagnosis, animal aging, and referral procedures.

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Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in the principles and practices of applied veterinary research and related techniques, equipment, data systems and research design. Includes instruction in the management of veterinary and other animal research laboratories and health care facilities.

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Veterinary Microbiology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in clinical applications of research on harmful microorganisms, including viruses, and of the disease processes they induce in animals.

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Veterinary Nutrition Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians to apply research on the chemical nature of food substances; the processes by which animals ingest, digest, absorb, transport, utilize and excrete food and nutrients; and their relation to animal behavior and health.

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Veterinary Ophthalmology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of ophthalmic diseases and disorders in animals, and related ocular pathology procedures. Includes instruction in animal eye surgery.

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Veterinary Pathology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in the clinical laboratory analysis and diagnosis of diseased animal tissues and anatomic abnormalities. Includes instruction in performing general autopsies, forensic medicine, laboratory management and quality control.

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Veterinary Practice Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in the provision of regular and long-term care to animals, health services to owners, and the management of independent veterinary practices. Includes instruction in comprehensive care and specialist referral, basic surgery, emergency medical procedures, and diagnostic imaging.

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Veterinary Preventive Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in the investigation of and intervention in health and disease problems of animal and related human communities, comparative medicine, and animal public health. Includes instruction in biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental control, toxicology and the planning and administration of animal health programs and services.

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Veterinary Radiology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in the use of radiologic imaging and therapies to diagnose and treat animal diseases and health problems. Includes instruction in the use and handling of equipment for radionuclides detection and application.

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Veterinary Surgery Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in the care and treatment of animal diseases and disorders via invasive procedures and the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of physical disorders. Includes instruction in clinical and operative skills, pre-operative and post-operative care, trauma management, endoscopic techniques, and applications to large and small animal medicine.

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Theriogenology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and health problems affecting the reproductive systems of animals, and the comprehensive care and treatment of parent animals, animal fetuses and newborn or newly hatched animals throughout the gestation period.

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Veterinary Toxicology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in the clinical application of research on the nature and extent of adverse effects of synthetic and naturally occurring chemical substances on animals. Includes instruction in chemical mechanisms and the specialties of reproductive, developmental, genetic, forensic, inhalation and neurobehavioral toxicology.

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Zoological Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians in the specialized treatment and care of zoo animals, performing animals, and animals living in the wild. Includes instruction in the principles and procedures used in the observation, diagnosis, care and treatment of illness, disease, injury, deformity, or other anomalies in non-domesticated animals.

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Poultry Veterinarian Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians to work in the commercial poultry industry, providing services and technical support pertaining to prevention, diagnosis, and management of disease; epidemiology; genetics; and nutrition.

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Veterinary Behaviorist Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians to understand and treat the behavioral problems of animals, primarily through the application of behavior modification techniques to companion animals; may also involve diagnosis of medical conditions that can affect a pet's behavior, and the use of medication in conjunction with behavior modification therapy.

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Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares veterinarians to apply advanced knowledge of the chemical properties and biological effects of drugs to rational drug therapy in animal patients. Includes instruction in the comparative pharmacology of principal drug groups, pharmacokinetics, basic mechanisms and features of diseases occurring in domesticated animals, the role of drugs in modifying the disease process, and specific skills critical to the practice of clinical pharmacology.

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Veterinary Residency Programs, Other.

Any residency training program in veterinary medicine not listed above.

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Aerospace Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the health care of operating crews, support personnel, and passengers of air and space vehicles. Includes instruction in special conditions of physical and psychological stress, emergency medical procedures, adaptive systems and artificial environments. One of three general certificates in the area of preventive medicine.

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Allergy and Immunology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the delivery of skilled medical care to patients suffering from allergic, asthmatic and immunologic diseases. Requires completion of a prior program in internal medicine or pediatrics.

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Anesthesiology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the application of anesthesia for general and specialized surgery and obstetrics, critical patient care and the care of pain problems. Includes instruction in surgical procedures, current monitoring procedures, fluid therapy, pain management, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures outside the operating room, and operating room safety.

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Child Neurology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and management of neurologic disorders of the neonatal period, infancy, early childhood, and adolescence. Requires training in neurology with additional training in child neurology.

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Clinical Biochemical Genetics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to perform and interpret biochemical analyses relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic diseases, and to serve as a consultant regarding laboratory diagnosis of a broad range of inherited disorders. One of four general certificates in the area of medical genetics.

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Clinical Cytogenetics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to provide laboratory diagnostic and clinical interpretive services dealing with chromosomes associated with inherited disorders and cancer. One of four general certificates in the area of medical genetics.

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Clinical Genetics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to provide comprehensive diagnostic, management, and counseling services for individuals and families at risk for clinical disorders with a genetic basis. One of four general certificates in the area of medical genetics.

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Clinical Molecular Genetics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to perform and interpret molecular analyses relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic diseases, and to serve as a consultant regarding laboratory diagnosis of a broad range of inherited disorders. One of four general certificates in the area of medical genetics.

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Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the surgical care of patients with anorectal and colonic diseases. Also includes instruction in diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy. Requires prior completion of a program in general surgery.

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Dermatology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the delivery of specialized care to patients with diseases of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. Includes instruction in dermatologic surgical procedures, cutaneous allergies, sexually transmitted diseases, and diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

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Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to utilize x-ray, ionizing radiation, radionuclides, ultrasound, electromagnetic radiation, and image-guided intervention to diagnose and treat disease. One of two general certificates in the area of radiology.

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Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the methods, procedures, and techniques of providing and managing immediate health care services. Includes instruction in the initial recognition, stabilization, evaluation and care of the acutely ill or injured patient; patient follow-up and referral; management of prehospital care; training and supervision of emergency medical personnel; emergency department management; medicolegal and ethical issues; and disaster planning.

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Family Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the provisions of regular and long-term care to individuals and family members. Includes instruction in comprehensive care and specialist referral, basic surgery, emergency medical procedures, and diagnostic imaging and practice management.

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General Surgery Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the care and treatment of diseases and disorders via invasive procedures and the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of physical disorders. Includes instruction in clinical and operative skills, pre-operative and post-operative care, trauma management and endoscopic techniques.

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Internal Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the provision of general medical services to adult patients with a wide range of non-surgical clinical problems. Includes instruction in behavioral aspects of diseases, patient and family counseling and practice management.

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Neurological Surgery Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, critical care, and rehabilitation of disorders of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, using operative and non-operative means; the evaluation and treatment of pathological processes that modify the function or activity of the nervous system; and the management of pain.

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Neurology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of disease or impaired function of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles and autonomic nervous system, as well as the blood vessels that relate to these structures.

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Nuclear Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to use the tracer principle, most often with radiopharmaceuticals, to evaluate molecular, metabolic, physiologic and pathologic conditions of the body for the purposes of diagnosis, therapy and research. Includes instruction in tracer kinetics, the biologic effects of radiation exposure, the fundamentals of the physical sciences, and the principles and operation of radiation detection and imaging systems.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of women, especially those affecting the reproductive system, and the comprehensive care and treatment of women before, during and after childbirth.

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Occupational Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the maintenance of the health of workers, the ability to perform work, the arrangements of work, and the physical and chemical environments of the workplace. Includes instruction in data collection and management and the administration and regulation of occupational medical services. One of three general certificates in the area of preventive medicine.

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Ophthalmology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis, prevention treatment of ophthalmic diseases and disorders, and ocular pathology procedures. Includes instruction in eye surgery.

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Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the investigation, preservation, and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine and associated structures by medical, surgical and physical methods.

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Otolaryngology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to diagnose and provide medical and/or surgical therapy or prevention of diseases, allergies, neoplasms, deformities, disorders, and injuries of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, respiratory and upper alimentary systems, face, jaws, and the other head and neck systems.

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Pathology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the clinical laboratory analysis and diagnosis of disease and anatomic abnormalities. Includes instruction in performing general autopsies, forensic medicine, laboratory management and quality control.

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Pediatrics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the comprehensive care and treatment of all aspects of human growth and development from conception through fetal life, infancy, childhood and adolescence, including preventive and therapeutic regimes. Includes instruction in behavioral aspects of illness, related family and community medicine issues, and emergency and critical care procedures.

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis, etiology, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of neuromusculo-skeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary and other system disorders common to patients of both sexes and all ages. Includes instruction in physical examinations, design and prescription of rehabilitation strategies and the supervision of rehabilitation teams.

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Plastic Surgery Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the repair, replacement and reconstruction of defects of form and function of the integument and its underlying musculoskeletal system, with emphasis on the craniofacial structures, the oropharynx, the hand, the breast and the external genitalia. Includes instruction in aesthetic as well as reconstructive surgery. Requires prior completion of a program in general surgery.

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Psychiatry Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, behavioral and neurological disorders. Includes instruction in psychotherapy, family counseling, referral, clinical diagnosis, and practice management.

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Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to promote health, prevent disease, and manage the health of communities and defined populations; combines population-based public health skills with knowledge of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention-oriented clinical practice in a wide variety of settings. One of three general certificates in the area of preventive medicine.

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Radiation Oncology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the use of ionizing radiation to treat patients with cancer and other diseases. Includes instruction in treatment planning, instrument design and operation, radiation physics and radiobiology. One of two general certificates in the area of radiology.

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Radiologic Physics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in that branch of physics which includes the physical aspects of radiation therapy, radiologic diagnosis, and/or nuclear medicine. Radiologic physicists must specialize in at least one of the three subspecialty areas: therapeutic radiological physics, diagnostic radiological physics, and/or medical nuclear physics.

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Thoracic Surgery Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the evaluation and surgical treatment of pulmonary, esophageal, mediastinal, chest wall, diaphragmatic and cardiovascular disorders. Includes instruction in bronchoscopy and esophagoscope. Requires prior completion of a program in general surgery.

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Urology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to manage congenital and acquired conditions of the genitourinary system and contiguous structures including the adrenal gland, including conditions extending from the fetus to the elderly and which may be benign or malignant. This specialist is skilled in medical and open surgical therapy of these conditions, as well as endoscopic, percutaneous, and other minimally invasive methods.

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Vascular Surgery Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the surgical treatment of diseases and disorders of the arterial, venous and lymphatic circulatory systems and of the heart and thoracic aorta.

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Medical Residency Programs - General Certificates, Other.

Any general-certificate medical residency program not listed above.

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Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with alcohol, drug, or other substance-related disorders, and of individuals with the dual diagnosis of substance-related and other psychiatric disorders. Requires prior completion of a program in psychiatry.

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Adolescent Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the unique physical, psychological, and social characteristics of adolescents and their healthcare problems and needs. Requires prior completion of a program in family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics.

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Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians for the maintenance of an adequate blood supply, blood donor and patient-recipient safety, and appropriate blood utilization. Includes directing the preparation and safe use of specially prepared blood components, including red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma constituents, and marrow or stem cells for transplantation. Requires prior completion of a program in pathology.

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Cardiovascular Disease Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to specialize in diseases of the heart and blood vessels and to manage complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening, abnormal heartbeat rhythms. Requires prior completion of a program in internal medicine.

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Chemical Pathology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the use and interpretation of chemical analyses, chemical diagnoses and management, and the supervision of chemical pathology laboratories. Includes instruction in basic and applied analytical chemical pathology; instrumentation data processing and chemical laboratory management. Requires prior completion of a program in medical pathology.

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Child Abuse Pediatrics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to accurately diagnose abuse, consult with community agencies on child safety, provide expertise in courts of law, treat consequences of abuse and neglect, direct child abuse and neglect prevention programs and participate on multidisciplinary investigative teams, and manage child abuse cases. Requires prior completion of a program in pediatrics.

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental, behavioral, emotional, and mental disorders of childhood and adolescence. Requires prior completion of a program in psychiatry.

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Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Residency Program.

A residency training program, within the subspecialty of cardiovascular disease, which prepares physicians in intricate technical procedures to evaluate heart rhythms and determine appropriate treatment. Requires prior completion of a program in internal medicine.

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Clinical Neurophysiology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and management of central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous system disorders using a combination of clinical evaluation and electrophysiologic testing such as electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), and nerve conduction studies (NCS). Requires prior completion of a program in neurology, child neurology, or psychiatry.

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Congenital Cardiac Surgery Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the operative treatment of structural abnormalities involving the heart and major blood vessels, including defects resulting from congenital malformations as well as defects acquired in infants and children; includes care of patients from the fetus to the adult. Requires prior completion of a program in thoracic surgery.

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Critical Care Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the management of care for patients with acutely life-threatening conditions which may include multiple organ failure. Includes instruction in the management of critical care units, emergency procedures and post-discharge care of former critical care patients. Requires prior completion of a program in anesthesiology, internal medicine, or obstetrics and gynecology. Note: critical care anesthesiology is no longer a medical subspecialty, but anesthesiologists may complete a subspecialty in critical care medicine.

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Cytopathology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares individuals to study, prevent, and manage human diseases manifested in cells. Includes instruction in laboratory procedures, laboratory management, quality assurance, screening, specimen collection, cytopreparation, cytometric and image analysis, and related immunological and molecular techniques. Requires prior completion of a program in pathology.

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Dermatopathology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the clinical and microscopic diagnosis and analysis of skin diseases and disorders. Includes instruction in laboratory administration and the supervision and training of support personnel. Requires prior completion of a program in dermatology or pathology.

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Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to assist in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of developmental difficulties and problematic behaviors in children, and in the family dysfunctions that compromise children's development; and to foster understanding and promotion of optimal development of children and families through research, education, clinical care, and advocacy efforts. Requires prior completion of a program in pediatrics.

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Diagnostic Radiologic Physics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnostic applications of x-rays, gamma rays from sealed sources, ultrasonic radiation, and magnetic resonance; and in the use of equipment associated with their production and use, including radiation safety. One of the three subspecialties available to residents in radiologic physics who must select one or more subspecialty areas.

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Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to specialize in disorders of the internal (endocrine) glands such as the thyroid and adrenal glands, and to deal with disorders such as diabetes, metabolic and nutritional disorders, obesity, pituitary diseases, and menstrual and sexual problems. Requires prior completion of a program in internal medicine.

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Forensic Pathology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the performance of medical autopsies, the analysis of human remains and crime scenes, and the legal follow-up and responsibilities of public pathologists. Requires prior completion of a program in pathology.

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Forensic Psychiatry Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to evaluate individuals involved with the legal system and provide specialized treatment to those incarcerated in jails, prisons, and forensic psychiatry hospitals; and who focus on the interrelationships between psychiatry and civil, criminal, and administrative law. Requires prior completion of a program in psychiatry.

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Gastroenterology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with digestive and other gastrointestinal disorders. Includes instruction in surgical procedures, cancer of the digestive system, nutrition and malnutrition, and counseling the behavioral adjustment of patients with chronic problems. Requires prior completion of a program in internal medicine.

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Geriatric Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the care and management of elderly patients in acute, ambulatory, community and long-term care settings, and the treatment of diseases and conditions associated with the aging process. Includes instruction in ethical and legal issues, behavioral aspects of illness, socioeconomic factors in care and rehabilitation therapies. Requires prior completion of a program in family medicine or internal medicine.

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Geriatric Psychiatry Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders in the elderly, and to improve the psychiatric care of the elderly both in health and in disease. Requires prior completion of a program in psychiatry.

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Gynecologic Oncology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians for consultation and comprehensive management of patients with gynecologic cancer, including those diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary for the total care of the patient with gynecologic cancer and resulting complications. Requires prior completion of a program in obstetrics and gynecology.

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Hematological Pathology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the laboratory and analytical procedures for studying all facets of hematologic and coagulation disorders. Includes instruction in the management of hematology laboratories. Requires prior completion of a program in pathology.

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Hematology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the mechanisms and therapy of diseases of the blood, bone marrow, spleen, and lymph, including patient management, diagnostic tests, biopsies and other procedures. Requires prior completion of a program in internal medicine or pathology.

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Hospice and Palliative Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to prevent and relieve the suffering experienced by patients with life-limiting illnesses and to maximize quality of life while addressing the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of both patient and family throughout the course of the disease, including through the dying process and subsequent family grieving. Requires prior completion of a program in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, child neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, radiation oncology, or general surgery.

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Immunopathology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis, treatment and laboratory management of immunologic diseases. Includes instruction in diagnostic surgical pathology, management of organ transplantation and immunotherapy. Requires prior completion of a program in pathology.

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Infectious Disease Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the natural history, prevention and treatment of major infectious diseases, including sexually transmitted diseases, and the long-term management of patients. Includes instruction in epidemiology, identification and specimen collection techniques, and quality assurance and cost containment. Requires prior completion of a program in internal medicine.

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Interventional Cardiology Residency Program.

A residency training program, within the subspecialty of cardiology, which trains physicians in the use of specialized imaging and other diagnostic techniques to evaluate blood flow and pressure in the coronary arteries and chambers of the heart, and in the use of technical procedures and medications to treat abnormalities that impair the function of the cardiovascular system. Requires prior completion of a program in internal medicine.

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Laboratory Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the principles and practices of applied medical research and related techniques, equipment, data systems and research design. Includes instruction in the management of medical laboratories in research and health care facilities.

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Maternal and Fetal Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to care for, or provide consultation on, patients with complications of pregnancy, based on advanced knowledge of the obstetrical, medical, and surgical complications of pregnancy, and their effect on both the mother and the fetus, and expertise in the most current diagnostic and treatment modalities used in the care of patients with complicated pregnancies. Requires prior completion of a program in obstetrics and gynecology.

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Medical Biochemical Genetics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and medical management of individuals with inborn errors of metabolism, including the provision of direct care and consultative care for individuals of all ages. Requires prior completion of a program in medical genetics.

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Medical Microbiology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the isolation and identification of microbial agents that cause infectious disease, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Requires prior completion of a program in pathology.

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Medical Nuclear Physics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the therapeutic and diagnostic applications of radionuclides (except those used in sealed sources for therapeutic purposes); and in the use of equipment associated with their production and use, including radiation safety. One of the three subspecialties available to residents in radiologic physics who must select one or more subspecialty areas.

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Medical Oncology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer and other benign and malignant tumors; this includes deciding on and administering therapy for these malignancies, as well as consulting with surgeons and radiotherapists on other treatments for cancer. Requires prior completion of a program in internal medicine.

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Medical Toxicology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians who specialize in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and monitoring of injury and illness from exposures to drugs and chemicals, as well as exposures to biological and radiological agents. Important areas include acute drug poisoning; adverse drug events; drug abuse, addiction and withdrawal; chemicals and hazardous materials; terrorism preparedness; venomous bites and stings; and environmental and workplace exposures. Requires prior completion of a program in emergency medicine, pediatrics, or preventive medicine.

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Molecular Genetic Pathology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to make or confirm diagnoses of Mendelian genetic disorders, disorders of human development, infectious diseases and malignancies, and to assess the natural history of those disorders, using the principles, theory, and technologies of molecular biology and molecular genetics. Requires prior completion of a program in medical genetics or pathology.

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Musculoskeletal Oncology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal neoplasm, and the application of cancer therapy regimes.

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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the physiology of the normal neonate, the patho-physiology of the sick infant, and the diagnosis and management of problems of the newborn infant, including consulting with obstetricians to plan for the care of women with high-risk pregnancies. Requires prior completion of a program in pediatrics.

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Nephrology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the pathogenesis, natural history and management of congenital and acquired diseases of the kidney and urinary tract and renal diseases associated with systemic disorders. Includes instruction in organ transplantation and dialysis therapy. Requires prior completion of a program in internal medicine.

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Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to treat children having developmental delays or learning disorders, including those associated with visual and hearing impairment, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism, and other chronic neurologic conditions. Requires prior completion of a program in neurology, child neurology, or pediatrics.

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Neuromuscular Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and management of disorders of nerve, muscle, or neuromuscular junction, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, peripheral neuropathies, various muscular dystrophies, congenital and acquired myopathies, inflammatory myopathies, and neuromuscular transmission disorders. Requires prior completion of a program in neurology, child neurology, or physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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Neuropathology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the laboratory analysis of nerve tissues and the clinical diagnosis of neurological and neuromuscular diseases. Includes instruction in nerve biopsies and necropsies. Requires prior completion of a program in pathology.

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Neuroradiology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares diagnostic radiologists in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain, spine, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and head and neck in adults and children. Requires prior completion of a program in diagnostic radiology.

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Neurotology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to treat diseases of the ear and temporal bone, including disorders of hearing and balance. Requires prior completion of a program in otolaryngology.

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Nuclear Radiology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the imaging by external detection of radionuclides and/or biodistribution by external detection of radionuclides for diagnosis of disease. Requires prior partial completion of a program in diagnostic radiology.

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Orthopedic Sports Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to prevent and manage athletic injuries and to provide appropriate care for all structures of the musculoskeletal system directly affected by participation in sporting activity. Requires prior completion of a program in orthopedic surgery.

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Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares individuals for the study, prevention and treatment of spinal column disease, disorders, and injuries by medical, physical and surgical methods. Includes instruction in pathogenesis and diagnosis of clinical disorders of the spine; non-operative treatment modalities; invasive modalities; basic sciences related to the musculoskeletal system; spinal degeneration; spinal neurologic function; pre- and post-operative management; and patient evaluation.

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Pain Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of the entire range of painful disorders, either as a primary physician or consultant, for patients experiencing problems with acute, chronic, and/or cancer pain in both hospital and ambulatory settings. Requires prior completion of a program in anesthesiology, neurology, child neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or psychiatry.

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Pediatric Cardiology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and management of diseases and disorders of the cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary systems of infants, children and adolescents. Includes instruction in related public health and community medicine issues. Requires prior completion of a program in pediatrics.

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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in advanced life support for children, from the term or near-term neonate to the adolescent. This includes critical care management of life-threatening organ system failure in both medical and surgical patients, and support of vital physiological functions. Requires prior completion of a program in pediatrics.

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Pediatric Dermatology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the treatment of specific skin disease categories, with emphasis on those diseases which predominate in infants, children, and adolescents. Requires prior completion of a program in dermatology.

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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to manage emergencies in infants and children. Requires prior completion of a program in emergency medicine or pediatrics.

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Pediatric Endocrinology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and management of endocrine diseases and the regulation of hormone balance in childhood and adolescence. Requires prior completion of a program in pediatrics.

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Pediatric Gastroenterology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive systems of infants, children, and adolescents; includes treatment of conditions such as abdominal pain, ulcers, diarrhea, cancer, and jaundice, and performance of complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using lighted scopes to see internal organs. Requires prior completion of a program in pediatrics.

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Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and management of hematologic disorders and malignant diseases, including blood and bone marrow function, in infancy, childhood and adolescence. Requires prior completion of a program in pediatrics.

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Pediatric Infectious Diseases Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases in children; and to effect a better outcome for pediatric infections with complicated courses, underlying diseases that predispose to unusual or severe infections, unclear diagnoses, uncommon diseases, and complex or investigational treatments. Requires prior completion of a program in pediatrics.

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Pediatric Nephrology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and management of infants, children and adolescents with renal and genito-urinary problems, hypertension and disorders of body fluid physiology. Requires prior completion of a program in pediatrics.

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Pediatric Orthopedics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis, surgical and non-surgical treatment, and management of musculoskeletal diseases, abnormalities and trauma in infants, children and adolescents. Requires prior completion of a program in orthopedic surgery.

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Pediatric Otolaryngology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to diagnose, treat and manage disorders of infants and children that include congenital and acquired conditions involving the aerodigestive tract, nose and paranasal sinuses, the ear, and other areas of the head and neck; this includes special skills in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of childhood disorders of voice, speech, language, and hearing. Requires prior completion of a program in otolaryngology.

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Pediatric Pathology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the laboratory diagnosis of diseases that occur during fetal growth, infancy, and child development, based on knowledge of general pathology, normal growth and development, and pediatric medicine. Requires prior completion of a program in pathology.

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Pediatric Pulmonology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the prevention and treatment of all respiratory diseases affecting infants, children, and young adults, based on knowledge of the growth and development of the lung, assessment of respiratory function in infants and children, and experience in a variety of invasive and noninvasive diagnostic techniques. Requires prior completion of a program in pediatrics.

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Pediatric Radiology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in all forms of diagnostic imaging as it pertains to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the newborn, infant, child, and adolescent. Requires prior completion of a program in diagnostic radiology.

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Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to use an interdisciplinary approach to prevent, diagnose, treat, and manage congenital and childhood-onset physical impairments in children and young adults, including related medical, physical, functional, psychosocial, and vocational limitations or conditions. Requires prior completion of a program in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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Pediatric Rheumatology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to diagnose and treat diseases of joints, muscle, bones, and tendons in children and young adults, including arthritis, back pain, muscle strains, common athletic injuries, and collagen diseases. Requires prior completion of a program in pediatrics.

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Pediatric Surgery Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis, evaluation and surgical treatment of diseases, disorders and trauma in infants and children. Requires prior completion of a program in general surgery.

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Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians with special knowledge, skill, and expertise required of pediatric gastroenterologists to care for children and young adults prior to and following hepatic transplantation. Requires prior completion of a program in pediatrics.

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Pediatric Urology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares individuals in the study, prevention, and management of congenital, childhood-acquired, and overlapping adolescent anomalies of the genitourinary tract, including problems, diseases, tumors, and traumas. Requires prior completion of a program in urology.

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Psychiatry Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares individuals to diagnose, evaluate, and treat patients with limited physical, psychological, social, and vocational functions as a consequence of diseases, injuries, impairments, and/ or disabilities. Includes instruction in pathogenesis of systems disorders; psychiatric examination; therapeutic exercises and physical modalities; prosthetics, orthotics and other durable rehabilitative equipment; gait analysis; diagnostic and therapeutic injections; electrodiagnostic analysis; and rehabilitation management.

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Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in plastic and reconstructive procedures within the head, face, neck, and associated structures, including cutaneous head and neck oncology and reconstruction, management of maxillofacial trauma, soft tissue repair, and neural surgery. Requires prior completion of a program in otolaryngology or plastic surgery.

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Psychosomatic Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders and symptoms in complex medically ill patients. This includes treatment of patients with acute or chronic medical, neurological, obstetrical, or surgical illness in which psychiatric illness is affecting their medical care and/or quality of life, and patients who have a psychiatric disorder that is the direct consequence of a primary medical condition, a somatoform disorder, or psychological factors affecting a general medical condition. Requires prior completion of a program in psychiatry.

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Pulmonary Disease Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in pulmonary physiology and the treatment of lung diseases, pulmonary malignancies, related vascular diseases, respiratory disorders, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and pulmonary pathology. Requires prior completion of a program in internal medicine.

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Radioisotopic Pathology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the use of radionuclides in the study of body fluids, excreta, or tissues quantified outside the body. Includes instruction in laboratory management and safety, quality control, instrumentation, isotope storage and in vitro analyses. Require prior completion of a program in pathology.

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Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to manage complex problems relating to reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Requires prior completion of a program in obstetrics and gynecology.

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Rheumatology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with acute and chronic rheumatic diseases, diffuse connective tissue diseases, systemic and metabolic diseases and infections and complications following surgery. Requires prior completion of a program in internal medicine.

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Sleep Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis and management of clinical conditions that occur during sleep, that disturb sleep, or that are affected by disturbances in the wake-sleep cycle; in the analysis and interpretation of comprehensive polysomnography; and in management of a sleep laboratory. Requires prior completion of a program in family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, child neurology, otolaryngology, pediatrics, or psychiatry.

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Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to address the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of traumatic spinal cord injury and non-traumatic etiologies of spinal cord dysfunction, including related medical, physical, psychological, and vocational disabilities and complications. Requires prior completion of a program in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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Sports Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the pathology and biomechanics of athletic injuries and the effects of injury on the athlete, including both physical and psychological manifestations. Includes instruction in acute and chronic patient supervision, therapy and rehabilitation, and diagnostic procedures. Requires prior completion of a program in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, or physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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Surgery of the Hand Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the investigation, preservation and restoration by medical, surgical or physical methods of all structures of the upper extremity which directly affect the form and function of the limb, wrist and hand. Requires prior completion of a program in orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery or general surgery.

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Surgical Critical Care Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares surgeons in the diagnosis, treatment, and support of critically ill and injured patients, particularly trauma victims and patients with multiple organ dysfunction. Requires prior completion of a program in general surgery.

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Therapeutic Radiologic Physics Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to deal with the physical aspects of the therapeutic applications of x-rays, gamma rays, electron, and other charged particle beams, neutrons, and radiations from sealed radionuclide sources; and with the equipment associated with their production and use, including radiation safety. One of the three subspecialties available to residents in radiologic physics who must select one or more subspecialty areas.

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Transplant Hepatology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians with special knowledge and the skill required of a gastroenterologist to care for patients prior to and following hepatic transplantation that spans all phases of liver transplantation. Requires prior completion of a program in internal medicine.

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Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians to treat decompression illness and diving accident cases; to use hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment for conditions such as carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene, non-healing wounds, tissue damage from radiation and burns, and bone infections; to serve as consultant in all aspects of hyperbaric chamber operations; and to assess risks and apply appropriate standards to prevent disease and disability in divers and other persons working in altered atmospheric conditions. Requires prior completion of a program in emergency medicine or preventive medicine.

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Vascular and Interventional Radiology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares diagnostic radiologists with additional training in image-guided therapies, using fluoroscopy, digital radiography, computed tomography, sonography, and magnetic resonance imaging, to guide small devices inserted into the body through very small openings. These therapies include angioplasty, stent placement, thrombolysis, embolization, biliary and genitourinary drainages, and abscess drainages. Requires prior completion of a program in diagnostic radiology.

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Vascular Neurology Residency Program.

A residency training program that prepares physicians in the evaluation, prevention, treatment, and recovery from vascular diseases of the nervous system resulting from a large number of causes, such as ischemic stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, spinal cord ischemia, and spinal cord hemorrhage. Requires prior completion of a program in neurology or child neurology.

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Medical Residency Programs - Subspecialty Certificates, Other.

Any subspecialty-certificate medical residency program not listed above.

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Podiatric Medicine and Surgery - 24 Residency Program.

A two-year residency training program that prepares podiatrists for primary practice in podiatric healthcare and foot surgery certification. This includes diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the human foot, ankle, and their governing and related structures, including the leg, and the local manifestations of systemic conditions, by all appropriate systems and means.

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Podiatric Medicine and Surgery - 36 Residency Program.

A three-year residency training program that prepares podiatrists for primary practice in podiatric healthcare, foot surgery certification, and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery.

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Subject Stream in High School: 
  • Science (Biology)
  • Typically choices are from the following subjects:
    Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Food and Nutrition, Physical Education

  • Science (Mathematics & Biology)
  • Typically choices are from the following subjects:
    Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Marine Science, Statistics

Note* - Course Data Adopted from the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP)