Medical Specialties in Europe
List of specialties recognized in the EU and European Economic Area

The European Union publishes a list of specialties recognized in the European Union, and by extension, the European Economic Area. Note that there is substantial overlap between some of the specialties and it is likely that for example “Clinical radiology” and “Radiology” refer to a large degree to the same pattern of practice across Europe.

Anaesthetics Clinical chemistry Tropical medicine
General surgery Clinical biology Child psychiatry
Neurosurgery Immunology Geriatrics
Obstetrics and gynecology Plastic surgery Nephrology
Internal medicine Thoracic surgery Infectious diseases
Ophthalmology Paediatric surgery Public health and Preventive Medicine
Otorhinolaryngology Vascular surgery Pharmacology
Paediatrics Cardiology Occupational medicine
Respiratory medicine Gastroenterology Allergology
Urology Rheumatology Gastro-enterologic surgery
Orthopaedics General hematology Nuclear medicine
Pathology Endocrinology Accident and emergency medicine
Neurology Physical medicine and rehabilitation Clinical neurophysiology
Psychiatry Stomatology Maxillo-facial surgery
Clinical radiology Neuro-psychiatry Dental, oral and maxillo-facial surgery
Radiotherapy Dermato-venerology Podiatric Surgery
Laboratory medicine Dermatology Podiatric Medicine
Biological hematology Venereology General Practice
Microbiology Radiology

Sources

Council Directive 93/16 EEC

Council Directive 93/16/EEC of 5 April 1993 to facilitate the free movement of doctors and the mutual recognition of their diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications

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Directive 98/21 EC

Commission Directive 98/21/EC of 8 April 1998 amending Council Directive 93/16/EEC to facilitate the free movement of doctors and the mutual recognition of their diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications (Text with EEA relevance)

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Directive 98/63 EC

Commission Directive 98/63/EC of 3 September 1998 amending Council Directive 93/16/EEC to facilitate the free movement of doctors and the mutual recognition of their diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications (Text with EEA relevance)

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Directive 99/46 EC

Commission Directive 1999/46/EC of 21 May 1999 amending Council Directive 93/16/EEC to facilitate the free movement of doctors and the mutual recognition of their diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications (Text with EEA relevance)

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