Please can anyone help?

k_f_

New Member
Hi,
:eek:
I'm interested in neurosurgery but i have no idea what the course involves and it would help if any students could clarify this for me. Is there a demand for neurosurgeons? I'm probably going to pick this course or medicine but i would like to know everything about the two courses before i choose. Is there anyone who has had this choice to make? if so i would appreciate your advise.

Thanks:eek:
 

corskrew

New Member
:)
Medical degree allows you to train as a neurosurgeon.
5 years at med school then 2 years as foundation doctor then oooohh up to 15-20 years training as a "junior surgeon"before you become that glamorous neurosurgeon.
There are no degrees which allow you to walk straight into an operating theatre.
Suggest you choose your GCSEs before chosing a course.
 

belis

New Member
Emm, to become a neurosurgeon you need to study medicine first... I hope that this does not come as a big shock to you. All surgeons study medicine, then do basic training and finaly choose to specialize in surgery, neurosurgery being one of options.

*Should type faster lol.
 

k_f_

New Member
Hey

errmm...i feel like an idiot now but your info realy realy helps. When i think about it, it was a stupid question to ask and thanks for answering.

Thanks a lot guys!
 

yeliab_cram

New Member
The above isnt quite correct, i dont think. Career path as follows under MMC:

5/6 Years at Medical School
2 Years Foundation Training
8 Years Specialist Training
Consultancy / Staff-Grade Post

There is demand for neurosurgeons, however it is one of the most competitive surgical specialities out there, as there are relatively few neurosurgeons across the whole country (<200) and as a result there are <10 new training posts per year nationwide.

Dont be discourgaed! Good luck,
 

Rich' Trash

New Member
Despite what the above have said you can qualify with a degree in 'neurology' without doing medicine. However I have no idea what sort of work you'd be able to do with that, perhaps its entirely academic (?).
 

yeliab_cram

New Member
I'm afraid this is quite different to "neurosurgery" despite being related in subject matter. To become either a neurologist or neurosurgeon you require a medical degree.

You can indeed do a BSc or BMedSci in Neuroscience but this has nothing to do with clinical practice.
 

Medic2013

New Member
indeed-the OP might be interested in going to UCL, as the National Institute of Neurology & Neuroscience is part of it. anyways dude, i think the main thing for you is to get into medical school. after that, do the clinical rotations which will then help you decide properly...although its always good to have a goal :D
 

bennybrak

New Member
Thanks guys. i'm also interested in it although i know very little about it. I'll complete med school in my country after my 6th year. I'm in 2nd year now. Then i'll do 2 years housemanship and then i'll shoot to specialize in the US.
 
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Polldoll

New Member
Im on placement in Neuro ITU just now, and omg its amazing!! Got into theatre to see removal of craniopharyngioma. The stuff they do, and the patients I look after, well its great!
So neuro is definately one of my choices!!
Px
 

nihang singh

New Member
hi im also interested in neuorsurgery. you have to go through the medicine course first before you specialise man. its a tough road. good luck with it.
 

shamanking

New Member
So you are saying that I should go to Neuroscience as an intercalated BSc...and then do Masters in??????

I wanna go to Biomedical cuz I havent done too well in my IGCSE
 

shamanking

New Member
plus if it isnt askin for much plz can u tell me how many years the whole process will take till sum1 becumz a neurosurgeon
I knw dis much
BSc 3 years
Master 4 years
den wat
 

Kinkerz

Active Member
plus if it isnt askin for much plz can u tell me how many years the whole process will take till sum1 becumz a neurosurgeon
I knw dis much
BSc 3 years
Master 4 years
den wat
Nono. You need to study medicine.

You cannot be a neurosurgeon without studying medicine.

Medicine - 5yrs
iBSc - 1yr
Post graduate training
 

dsn

New Member
hrrrm

You can always to neuroscience as a BSc and then GEP medicine, though that's a risky route (i.e. you can't guarantee you'll get a GEP place). And anyway, seems bit odd to commit to one, fairly small I imagine, specialty before you even get to medical school.
 

Kinkerz

Active Member
Plus it's an extremely competitive specialty and hardly any people succeed in it.
Commiting to neurosurgery before medical school sounds dodgy, saying you're interested in it is different. But it sounds as though you're 100% commiting to it - have you got any experience of it? Do you even know what the job includes?
 

shamanking

New Member
yah i guess so......i relli lyk it...cuz my family is my suffering from sum neuro disease bt nt me.....im willing to work hard in A Levels and hopefully do BSc and den do medical.......yah i guess neuro involves how to tackle Alzheimeir,migrane....if we dun wanna bcum a surgeon
 
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