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SUMS Subspecialty Programs

SUMS Subspecialty Programs


Subspecialty is a subordinate field of specialty which can improve medical skills of specialists.  SUMS subspecialty programs help the applicants with specialty degree reinforce their medical skills. This program takes about 2 to 3 years to complete. If you have completed a specialty degree, you can apply for one of SUMS subspecialty programs. Applicants should refer to the Admissions and Financial Aid for more information on the application process, requirements, and financial matters. Below are the subspecialty programs presented at SUMS:


SUMS Subspecialty Programs
  School of Medicine Length of Training

Allergy & Immunology


Cardiovascular Surgery

Critical Care Medicine

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Hematology and Oncology

Neonatology and Perinatology


Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Pulmonary Medicine


Vascular Surgery

2-3 Years



The following list provides detailed information on SUMS Subspecialty Programs:


Subspecialty |  Allergy & Immunology | About this program | Apply now...
An allergist-immunologist is trained in evaluation, physical and laboratory diagnosis, and management of disorders involving the immune system.
Subspecialty |  Cardiology | About this program | Apply now...
Cardiology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart in human or animal. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology.
Subspecialty |  Cardiovascular Surgery | About this program | Apply now...
Cardiovascular (heart) Surgery is surgery on the heart or great vessels performed by cardiac surgeons. Frequently, it is done to treat complications of ischemic heart disease (for example, coronary artery bypass grafting), correct congenital heart disease, or treat valvular heart disease from various causes including endocarditis, rheumatic heart disease and atherosclerosis. It also includes heart transplantation.
Subspecialty |  Critical Care Medicine | About this program | Apply now...
Intensive care medicine or critical care medicine is a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring.
Subspecialty |  Endocrinology and Metabolism | About this program | Apply now...
Endocrinology is a branch of biology and medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions known as hormones.
Subspecialty |  Gastroenterology and Hepatology | About this program | Apply now...
Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this subspecialty. Physicians practicing in this field are called gastroenterologists.
Subspecialty |  Hematology and Oncology | About this program | Apply now...
Hematology and Oncology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to blood. Hematology includes the study of etiology. It involves treating diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, such as blood cells, hemoglobin, blood proteins, bone marrow, platelets, blood vessels, spleen, and the mechanism of coagulation.
Subspecialty |  Nephrology | About this program | Apply now...
Nephrology is a subspecialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the study of normal kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation). Systemic conditions that affect the kidneys (such as diabetes and autoimmune disease) and systemic problems that occur as a result of kidney problems.
Subspecialty |  Pediatric Surgery | About this program | Apply now...
Pediatric Surgery is a subspecialty of surgery involving the surgery of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Subspecialty |  Neonatology and Perinatology | About this program | Apply now...
Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill or premature newborn infant. It is a hospital-based subspecialty, and is usually practiced in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
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