Fellowships And Subspecialty Training

Completion of residency in general surgery and passing the American Board of Surgery's certifying examination allows physicians to practice as general surgeons only. There are many subspecialty areas, however, that build on this experience for advanced operations: cardiothoracic, vascular, transplant, and more. Inter

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Surgery $401,440 Colon & Rectal

Surgery $277,441

General Surgery $255,304

Pediatric Surgery $270,593 Transplant Surgery

(kidney) $217,327 Transplant Surgery

Trauma Surgery $320,821

Vascular Surgery $286,286

Source: American Medical Group Association

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