There are 30 different physician specialties, which range in size and scope from geriatric medicine (providing holistic care for older patients) through to nuclear medicine (using radioactive materials to aid diagnosis and treatment of disease).
How does the RCP work with specialties?
The RCP provides an opportunity for specialties to come together and speak with a united voice on issues that affect the entire profession. We also work closely with individual specialties and specialty associations through our Joint Specialty Committees, our Medical Specialties Board and through regular meetings with specialty representatives.
The RCP relies on support from our specialties for many of our major projects, such as Medical care, which is a guide to delivering services in physician specialties and is written by authors who are nominated by specialties.
Physician specialties and their societies
Aviation and space medicine
- Metabolic medicine
- Stroke medicine