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Descriptor English: Specialization
Descriptor Spanish: Especialización
Descriptor Portuguese: Especialização
Descriptor French: Spécialisation
Entry term(s): Specialism
Specialist
Specialists
Tree number(s): H02.811
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013038
Scope note: An occupation limited in scope to a subsection of a broader field.
Annotation: coordinate IM with field or subject (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: EC economics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Public MeSH Note: 2010; see SPECIALISM 1966-2009
History Note: 2010 (1966)
DeCS ID: 13421
Unique ID: D013038
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Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Specialization - Preferred
Concept UI M0020214
Scope note An occupation limited in scope to a subsection of a broader field.
Preferred term Specialization
Specialists - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0020215
Preferred term Specialists
Entry term(s) Specialist
Specialism - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0534471
Scope note The limitation of practice or study to a particular branch of medicine, dentistry, or other health profession. It is philosophically distinct from the generalist theory in which familiarity with a wide cross-section of the particular discipline is advocated.
Preferred term Specialism



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