Dear ÖGAI members!
We are pleased to announce that after more than 15 years of negotiations, Austria is currently introducing a formal specialization in allergology. It is not a separate specialty, but a 1 1/2-year additional specialty in dermatology, otolaryngology, internal medicine/pneumology, pediatrics, clinical immunology, occupational medicine, and general medicine. It is an ongoing process that will take several years to fully implement the new specialty for young physicians.
With best regards,
Stefan Wöhrl and Wolfram Hötzenecker
Specialization in allergology in Austria:
a protracted birth with a successful outcome