Dresden - Last year 543 doctors in Saxony completed their training to become specialists or specialist training course with the corresponding examination in the. "I am pleased to have so many very well-trained specialists available for patients," said Chamber President Jan Schulze.
48 percent of these doctors are women. The most popular courses were to become specialist in internal medicine (113), specialist in anesthesiology (48), specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery (36), specialist in general medicine (34) and specialist in pediatric and adolescent medicine (32) . Doctors rarely completed their training as specialist in surgery (28), as specialist in neurology (27), as specialist in gynecology and obstetrics (24) or as specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy (22).
In addition, total of 300 doctors successfully acquired additional medical qualifications in 2011, most frequently emergency medicine (72), palliative medicine (59), intensive care medicine (40) and manual therapy / chiropractic (15). 17 doctors failed their specialist or specialist examination, which corresponds to three percent.