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How much schooling do you need to be a Neurologist ?


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Holly’s Answer

Hello Evangelina,

You will need 4 years of college. 4 years of medical school. One year of internship. 3 years of neurology residency. Then if you choose to do a fellowship, which is additional training in a specialized area of neurology such as neuromuscular, neuro-oncology, neurophysiology, etc) that can be another 1 to 2 years. So, it is usually 12 to 14 years of education to become a neurologist, but so very much worth it!

Best wishes for you,

Holly

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Richard’s Answer

In the US, to apply to medical school, you need a bachelor's degree which takes between three and five years depending on the major. Then four years of medical school. After that 4 years of training in neurology residency.

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Rachel’s Answer

Any 4 year university should be able to provide you with all of the premed requirements (1 year biology, 1 year inorganic chemistry, 1 year organic chemistry + labs, physics, calculus, and biochemistry).

Following college, you will need to complete 4 years of medical school followed by a 4 year neurology residency.

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RAHUL’s Answer

Hi Evangelina,

Aspiring neurologists must first attend college and then medical school. During their undergraduate years, the neurologists of tomorrow often major in a traditional science such as biology, chemistry or even biomedical science so that they have a foundation for moving on to medical school. Some colleges may even offer a pre-med concentration that will incorporate specific science courses that provide an even more appropriate grounding for medical school. Appropriate pre-med degree courses are sometimes offered online.

Medical schools must be accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medication Education, and admission into these schools is highly competitive with applicants needing to score highly on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Schools also typically require applicants to attend an interview, and their personality and perceived leadership qualities can be a key factor in securing a place.

A degree from a medical school usually takes four years to earn, and towards the end of the program candidates must pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

Once the examination is complete, a licensed doctor can participate in an internship for two to three years and/or enter a neurology residency that can run for around three or four years and will typically feature rotations in subspecialties such as child neurology, neuro-oncology and behavioral neurology. Beyond the residency, further specialization can be achieved by undertaking a clinical fellowship program in neurology.

Hope this helps.


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Estelle’s Answer

4 years college
4 years medical school
4 years residency (1 year internal medicine followed by 3 yrs neurology)

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Rahul’s Answer

Candidates who want to become Neurologist should have 5 and half years MBBS degree and it should be followed by MD course. After pursuing master degree candidates have to do D.M. to specialize in the field of Neurology.


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