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SUMS Specialty Programs


SUMS Specialty Programs


Medical students with an undergraduate degree who intend to pursue their education in a certain medical field can seize the opportunity of favoring a higher academic training by participating in SUMS specialty programs. This program takes about 3 to 5 years to complete. Applicants should refer to the Admissions and Financial Aid for more information on the application process, requirements, and financial matters. Below is the list of specialty programs presented at SUMS:



SUMS Specialty Programs
School of Medicine Length of the Program School of Dentistry Length of the Program School of Pharmacy Length of the Program
Anesthesiology 4 Years Endodontics 3 Years Clinical Pharmacy 4.5 Years
Cardiology 4 Years Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 3 Years    
Community Medicine 3 Years Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3 Years
Dermatology 4 Years Oral Maxillofacial Pathology 5 Years
Emergency Medicine 3 Years Oral Medicine 3 Years
ENT (Ears, Nose and Throat) 4 Years Orthodontics 4 Years
Internal Medicine 4 Years Pediatric Dentistry 4 Years
Neurology 4 Years Periodontics 4 Years
Neurosurgery 5 Years Prosthodontics 5 Years
Nuclear Medicine 4 Years Restorative Dentistry 4 Years
Obstetrics and Gynecology 4 Years    
Ophthalmology 4 Years
Orthopedics 4 Years
Pathology 4 Years
Pediatrics 4 Years

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)

3 Years
Psychiatry 4 Years
Radiology 4 Years
Radiotherapy 4 Years
Surgery (General Surgery) 4 Years
Urology 4 Years



The following list provides detailed information on SUMS Specialty Programs:


Specialty |  Nuclear Medicine | About this program | Apply now...
Nuclear Medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Nuclear medicine scans are usually conducted by nuclear medicine technologists or radiographers. Nuclear medicine, in a sense, is "radiology done inside out" or "endoradiology" because it records radiation emitting from within the body rather than radiation that is generated by external sources like X-rays.
Specialty |  Ophthalmology | About this program | Apply now...
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are both surgical and medical specialists. A multitude of diseases and conditions can be diagnosed from the eye.
Specialty |  Orthopedics | About this program | Apply now...
Orthopedic surgery or Orthopedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.
Specialty |  Pathology | About this program | Apply now...
General pathology describes the scientific study of disease which can be described as any abnormailty that is causing changes in the structure or function of body parts. In pathology, the causes, mechanisms and extent of disease may be examined.
Specialty |  Pediatrics | About this program | Apply now...
Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents, and the age limit usually ranges from birth up to 18 years of age. A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician, or pediatrician.
Specialty |  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) | About this program | Apply now...
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as Physiatry or Rehabilitation medicine, is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. A physician having completed training in this field is referred to as a physiatrist. Physiatrists specialize in restoring optimal function to people with injuries to the muscles, bones, and nervous system.
Specialty |  Psychiatry | About this program | Apply now...
Psychiatry is devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. These include various affective, behavioral, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities.
Specialty |  Radiology | About this program | Apply now...
Radiology is a medical specialty that uses imaging to diagnose and treat diseases seen within the body. Radiologists use a variety of imaging techniques such as X-ray radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine including positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose and/or treat diseases.
Specialty |  Radiotherapy | About this program | Apply now...
Radiation therapy or radiotherapy, often abbreviated RT, RTx, or XRT, is therapy using ionizing radiation, generally as part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant cells. Radiation therapy may be curative in a number of types of cancer if they are localized to one area of the body.
Specialty |  Surgery (General Surgery) | About this program | Apply now...
General Surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland (depending on local reference patterns). They also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, trauma, peripheral vascular surgery and hernias.
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