• Vol. 34 No. 9, 531–532
  • 15 October 2005

Bridging the Gap between Physician Specialists: A Role for the College of Physicians, Singapore


The rapid growth of new medical knowledge, and the drive toward increasing specialisation and sub-specialisation, are closely related aspects of modern medicine. Specialisation and sub-specialisation allow the individual doctor to have depth of understanding in a specific condition or organ system, and to concentrate the patient volume that favours technical skill, service efficiency and clinical research, all of which in turn drive medical discovery and further sub-specialisation.

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