Thinking about studying medicine and want to know what medical specialties are available?
For a list of medical specialties that are acknowledged by the Medical Board of Australia, click on the link and open the document “List of specialties, fields and related titles Registration Standard.”
After completing a medical degree, internship and residency, you will need to complete the vocational training in your chosen medical specialty. Following is a list of some of the specialist medical colleges where you can apply for a training position. Please note that entry into a vocational training program is often very competitive.
- Cardiothoracic surgery
- General surgery
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Otolaryngology (head and neck) surgery
- Paediatric surgery
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Vascular surgery
- Addiction medicine
- Cardiology (adult)
- Cardiology (paediatrics)
- Clinical haematology
- Clinical genetics
- Clinical immunology and allergy
- Geriatric medicine
- Infectious diseases
- Medical oncology
- Palliative medicine
- Paediatrics (general)
- Respiratory & sleep medicine
The New South Wales Health website also has a medical career planning page on its website which lists the areas of specialization in medicine as well as data about the medical workforce in NSW.
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