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intr.v. sub·spe·cial·ized, sub·spe·cial·iz·ing, sub·spe·cial·iz·es
To have or pursue a subspecialty: subspecialize in cosmetic surgery.

sub·spe′cial·ist (-spĕsh′ə-lĭst) n.
sub·spe′cial·i·za′tion (-spĕsh′ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˈsʌbspɛʃəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to specialize in a particular area of expertise within a specialism
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Unfortunately, the board also required all PAs to pass the generalist physician assistant board examination before they could subspecialize, essentially precluding PAs from working in Oregon.
And most of the neurosurgeons often subspecialize. "So those people that are doing the full gamut of neurosurgery are limited and very special," Hunton said.
Fernandez: As they subspecialize into single sports, the specialization is at a younger and younger age.
Our physician measures were drawn from 27,683 general internists (i.e., internists that did not further subspecialize) who took the internal medicine certification examination between 1996 and 2003.
It is also possible to subspecialize in an area such as pediatric emergency medicine, intensive care medicine, acute medicine, sports medicine, or pre-hospital care.
Patients in rural areas will continue to have difficulty finding providers unless more graduates choose to subspecialize in the field of infectious disease.
will choose to subspecialize. Whether this change is positive or negative for the specialty depends on who you ask.
Many more physicians seeking to subspecialize in addiction medicine will now have the official blessing of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Psychiatrists who subspecialize usually do MOC for general psychiatry and all their subspecialties.
While there is still some room for niche or boutique laboratories that subspecialize, in reality, they exist because the larger pathology laboratories have little interest in that work.
Only about 20%25% of these residents will stay in general internal medicine, while the rest will subspecialize, Dr.
As neurologists may also subspecialize in MS patient care without completing a MS fellowship, respondents who reported seeing, on average, more than 12 MS patients per week (the median number of MS patient seen per week among neurologists who did not complete a MS fellowship but considered themselves to be MS subspecialists) were also classified as MS subspecialists.