Alexander B. White, MD
To the Editors: I would like to comment on the article on subspecialty training (1). As a practicing internist for approximately 35 years with a multisubspecialty group, I can testify that your estimates are quite correct. Invasive cardiologists, followed by hematologist-oncologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, and nephrologists, are the largest beneficiaries of the additional 2 years of training. General internists, followed by rheumatologists, infectious disease specialists, and endocrinologists, benefit least. Training general internists at least in such procedures as colonoscopy would not only help financially but also would aid in routine screening for colonic polyps.
White AB. Is Subspecialty Training Financially Worthwhile?. Ann Intern Med. ;116:349. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-4-349
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(4):349.
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